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Joint runners up place for Bury 130

27 January 2015

The Shakers official match day programme Bury 130, has been named joint runners-up with Exeter City in the magazine “Programme Monthly”.

The club are very proud of this fact, with the effort put into the programme by a number of club staff and contributors in every issue.

Well done everyone.

The article reads:

To celebrate the club’s 130th anniversary, Bury are issuing a 120 page issue for each match this season, including a minimum of 20 pages on the club’s history. Given that, due to its square format, it is bigger than the standard B5 sized programme usually issued by other clubs, it means there is a wealth of content. Design-wise, it’s straightforward, but unremarkable, but the features more than compensate.

Nine pages for the visitors, covering past and present start things nicely, and there is a wealth of full page images of match action, in addition to four pages given to each game in coverage of recent fixtures. 

The official history section is largely based on the club history published by Peter Cullen in 1999 and the content builds into a complete history over the course of the season. 

Elsewhere, ‘The Les Hart Collection’ is a cracking two page spread in which items of memorabilia collected by a former player are displayed. ‘The History Man’ is a two page pot-pourri of retro content by Ian McPherson. 

‘View from the Main Stand’ is a good column by fan Maurice Dickson, and there is also a page from the club chaplain. ‘Tony’s Soapbox’ adds to the mix with a look at general football topics, whilst ‘When I Were A Kid’ is a nostalgia page by Dave Yates. 

For a League Two club, this is a wonderful wealth and breadth of content. OK, current player content is on the light side, but one can’t really complain. Shakers’ fans have it good this season.

Square – 8.5” x 8.5”, perfect bound, £3, standout article/feature – ‘Creased and Folded’: Dave Cliff delves into his programme collection with excellent reproduction of cover and internal content.

Source: Programme Monthly

Get the official match day programme Bury 130 from every home game this season for just £3.

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