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Isle of Man FA Railway Cup sent to be restored

The Isle of Man Football Association's Railway Cup has been sent to a silversmith in England on a restoration project.

The trophy was presented to the FA in 1925 by the Railway Company to encourage people to travel on the railway to watch games of football across the Island.

The trophy has been presented every year on or around Boxing Day since 1925, excluding the war years, and is in need of an overhaul.

The silversmith at Sheffield Silverware who examined it said it is without doubt one of the finest trophies he has seen.

After 86 years of wear and tear it should take a few weeks before it is returned to the Island.

Pictured with the Railway Cup are, left to right, Isle of Man Football Association’s Norman Kneen and Chief Executive Frank Stennett, Steam Packet Company Director of Marketing and Communications David Findlay and Captain Mike Leadley.

 

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