Morecambe centenary will be celebrated with fans’ banner

The Shrimps Trust have released a centenary flag in recognition of 100 years of Morecambe Football Club.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 4:30 pm

The Trust – a member-led society in support of Morecambe – wanted to make a contribution to the celebrations of the club’s centenary year in spite of restrictions around crowds being allowed inside stadiums as the League Two season kicks off again this weekend.

With support from Watford FC’s 1881 Movement, the Trust has commissioned a 15-metre by six-metre commemorative flag showing four of the badges used by Morecambe over recent decades, alongside that of the Trust itself.

With supporters not expected to return to the Mazuma Stadium until at least October 3, the hope is that the banner will provide some pleasure to those watching games from home over the course of September.

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The Eric Morecambe-inspired centenary Shrimps banner

Steve 
Doran, Shrimps Trust chair, said: “We are immensely grateful to Trust members and Shrimps fans who have contributed to the flag fund. Supporters will be thrilled with the outcome of many months of hard work creating a truly remarkable piece of football culture to celebrate 100 years of Morecambe Football Club.”

Eric Morecambe enthusiasts will notice the wording on the flag, which reads “Playing All The Right Notes Since 1920”, paying homage to the Morecambe and Wise 1971 Christmas show featuring Andre Previn.

The Trust are actively working to create more flags for the Mazuma Stadium, as just a small part in their efforts to enhance the match day experience for Morecambe supporters.

Anyone interested in 
supporting the Trust can find out more about the organisation at www.shrimpstrust.co.uk.