A fanatical Bradford City supporter and curator of the Bantams museum has marked the centenary of the club’s FA Cup triumph by launching a new book.

Dave Pendleton, 46, of Bankfoot, Bradford, launched Glorious 1911, which charts the history of the club between 1908 and 1915, at the National Media Museum last night.

The book includes previously unseen photographs and archive images from the period, when Bradford City were one of the leading teams in English football, as well as material about the Bantams’ FA Cup triumph following a replay against Newcastle.

Mr Pendleton, curator of Bantamspast at Valley Parade, who has spent the past ten years researching the club’s history, signed copies of Glorious 1911 at the museum before Saturday’s defeat to Macclesfield Town.

Kevin Antoncich, of Bingley, who bought a copy of the book, said: “I have been a City supporter since the 1960s and the history of the club fascinates me.

“Things like this are worth collecting to look back on the past and at things we have forgotten.”

Mr Pendleton said: “I have been a Bradford City fan all my life and the FA Cup win has always been in the background.

“I thought I didn’t know enough about it, and it’s past living memory, so I thought if I don’t retell it for a new generation the story would be lost. It’s got a very tragic angle because it was overshadowed by the Great War and two of our players were killed fighting.”

The launch at the Pictureville Cinema included footage of the 1911 final in London, which resulted in a goalless draw, the replay at Old Trafford, in which City triumphed, and the club’s first home game in 1903.

Visitors were also shown a slideshow of the build-up to the cup win and the First World War.

A commemorative dinner will be held to mark the centenary on Tuesday, April 26, at the Midland Hotel in Bradford.

Tickets will be £25.

For more information e-mail glorious1911@paraders.co.uk.