These two photographs are of a football match played at Edge Hill in the 1990s. We don’t know who the teams are or who the individual players are. However, it is likely that some of them were Edge Hill students at the time.

The Edge Hill archive holds a lot of photographs of football matches and other sports. However, quite often the photographs are not labelled in any way, so we don’t know who features in them or when and why it was taken. It’s always quite exciting when we are finally able to identify people, date something or generally are given more information relating to something we know little about.

Do you take part in sports? Maybe you could write something about the sports you do and why you enjoy them. Perhaps you are inspired by these photographs to imagine who the people in them are. Are you wondering about all of the photographs – maybe even some you own – that you know little about? This might inspire a short piece of fiction, a poem or an artwork.