AN EXHIBITION charting the history of Kendal's premier football club is proving a source of tremendous interest to residents and sports fans alike.

The event, which marks the centenary of the club founded and known for many decades as Netherfield FC but now called Kendal Town, is being staged at Kendal Library.

Cllr Chris Hogg, a long time fan of the club who helped organise the exhibition, said it had brought back many memories for ex-players, supporters and the people of the town, in particular former K Shoes employees as the club was originally the company's works team.

"We wanted to do something for the supporters to mark the centenary of what has been a great club over the years," said Cllr Hogg, who represent the Kendal Castle ward on Cumbria County Council.

The exhibition features a large collection of club memorabilia spanning several decades, including articles, reports and pictures on the club from The Westmorland Gazette and also The Eyelet, which was the magazine produced for K Shoes employees.

"And if you have any club related items you think would be a good addition to the exhibits, please bring them down," said Cllr Hogg, who added that a space had been created for these items.

A stream of visitors have viewed the displays including former Kendal Town player Peter McDonnell, who went on to play professionally for Bury and Liverpool.

The exhibition is located upstairs at the library and is open for viewing all through the library's opening hours, which are 930am to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays, 9.30am to 7pm on Wednesdays, 9.30am to 1pm on Thursdays and 9.30am to 4pm on Saturdays.

It will be in place until the end of October.