Former Dons defender Mick Smith returned to Plough Lane on Saturday - and he was delighted to be reunited with his medal from the 1980s!
Mick, who played a major part in Wimbledon's remarkable rise through the divisions, popped into our museum at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday to support a campaign to celebrate our glorious history.
And his five-and-a-half hour trip down from the north-east was made more worthwhile when he was reunited with the Division Four medal from the 1982/83 season that he won with Wimbledon.
“I visited the museum to get a photograph with my medal. That situation came about because I played for Gateshead and I gave it to them to sell in an auction so that they could make some money from it. It ended up on eBay, so I’m just glad you guys have got it now! It was good to see it again."
Mick is one of several former players to support the campaign by WiSH (Wimbledon in Sporting History) to create a timeline experience in the west stand concourse. Robbo and our current first-team squad are backing it too, and you can see a selection of fun videos put together by the WiSH team by visiting this website .
The timeline will celebrate the glorious history of Wimbledon FC / AFC Wimbledon, taking people on a journey from our formation on Wimbledon Common in 1889 to our arrival back at Plough Lane in 2020. You will be able to experience the many highs and few lows this amazing club has gone through.
To make this happen, a crowdfunding campaign has been launched. If you contribute as little as £10 your image (or an image of your choosing) will be part of the timeline in a photo montage. To make a contribution, visit this donation page. Over £5,000 has so far been raised with a target of £12,000.
Pic credit: Ian Stephen, Pro Sports Images.
If you missed Rob Cornell's interview with Mick Smith, you can listen to it by visiting our Facebook page .