During the 100-year history of Aberdeen Football Club there have been many trophies, mementos and unique items of memorabilia inherited along the way. Unfortunately, the club don't have enough space to display this fascinating collection at the moment and so many fans are unaware of their existence. Each of the items has a story to tell and some are well known while others are a bit more obscure. All, of course, contribute to the rich history of Aberdeen Football Club.
Over time we hope to populate 'The Aberdeen Collection' section with a large selection of items. We have showcased a number of exhibits her to give you an idea of the treasure trove lurking in Pittodrie. We hope readers will find this fascinating and possibly get a further insight into the history of the club. In fact, one of the items on show here - the Changi Internment Camp Trophy - is a bit of a mystery to everyone at the club and if anyone can shed some light into its background we want to hear from you.
This next trophy is a bit of a mystery. Handmade, presumably with what a prisoner at the camp was able to find about the place, it must have been expected to be in use for a fair while as there are five disca available for engraving the names of winning teams.
No one at the club is very sure how it found its way to Pittodrie from Singapore but we have to assume a Dons fan brought it back after being interned during WWII. On the back of the trophy is the inscription "Made by D. P.Taylor." Someone somewhere must have some knowledge of the history of this unique trophy and we at the club would be interested to hear from anyone that could shed some light on the subject.
If anyone can tell us more about this memento or even anything about the Changi Internment Camp as it relates to Aberdeen Football Club, then please contact AFC Heritage Trust c/o Pittodrie Stadium. There has to be a fascinating tale to tell on this particular memento from the 1940's.