welcome to the new hatters' heritage website!

We're delighted to welcome you to the new Hatters' Heritage website. It's been a long time coming, but we hope you'll agree it was worth the wait.

A number of new features are available to help you more easily find the player, match or any other piece of Luton history you're looking for. We've created the video below to help you get the best of the site.

Spearheaded by Club historian Roger Wash, our volunteers spent thousands of hours searching through 1.5 million negatives belonging to the Luton News dating back to 1885, to find over 72,000 images of Hatters placed in the archives of the Wardown Park Museum and which will now be given new life on the website. Work is now almost complete in adding better quality match reports, digitised from the original copies of local newspapers also housed at Wardown.

In addition to this, you will see that features from over 1,400 programmes have been clipped, uploaded and assigned to players on the site, with another 10,000 images of match photos and reports captioned and assigned to preserve and enrich every memory of every possible game.

But most importantly, we have managed to put more faces to Hatters thought to be lost to the sands of time, with many more players receiving pictures to go with their names which have been etched in our rich, almost 140 year history.

We couldn’t have done this without the support and resources kindly donated by our members and patrons, but as mentioned above, our work to preserve the history is by no means completed, in fact, it’s just starting. Maintaining the website, continuing to upload new material and procuring items of importance to our history for our museum collections.

While we operate with volunteers, we would be extremely grateful if you choose to become a patron to assist us in continuing to preserve our history. Click here if you'd like to learn more.

Our special thanks go out to Hatters’ Heritage Honorary President Rob Stringer who generously donated the funding needed to produce the new website . We are also deeply indebted to Luton Town Supporters Trust who have donated the amount needed to cover our hosting costs for the next twelve months.

We have worked hard with website hosts Silvertoad to remove any glitches on the website but we know there will be some. If you spot any, or have any other observations or ideas, please contact us via [email protected] or by using the Contact Us form available on the site.

Happy searching!

The Hatters Heritage Team