A Bolton Wanderers fan has curated a marvellous room of memorabilia - some of which featured in a landmark exhibition this year.

Wanderers has its fair share of devoted fans and one would be hard-pressed to find another like Paul Rushton, 54, who has supported the club since 1977.

Paul has dedicated an entire room in his Johnson Fold house to the Whites, having "thousands" of items of memorabilia there.

The Bolton News: Paul and his son, Alfie Rushton, aged 12, who is a fellow Whites supporterPaul and his son, Alfie Rushton, aged 12, who is a fellow Whites supporter (Image: Public)

He said: "I went to Peter Thompson's testimonial when I was eight years old and I have supported them ever since.

"My daughter left home and so we had a spare room. I have been collecting since the 1980s, and so we decided to start putting them on display in that room - my Mrs doesn't let me put it in the front room!

"I thought I would go until it was full, and it is completely full now. I have to keep swapping things around and changing them."

He added: "I have people coming to my room every so often, it is thousands of items.

The Bolton News: Paul's Bolton Wanderers roomPaul's Bolton Wanderers room (Image: Public)

"On my last count, I had 290 autographs. Once one person sees it, someone else sees it and wants to come and have a look."

As part of the exhibition earlier this year on LS Lowry's famous "Going to the Match" painting, Bolton Museum contacted Paul to feature some of his pieces.

He said: "A guy had seen my pictures on Facebook and passed it on to someone from the museum, who contacted me.

The Bolton News: Wanderers home shirt from 1995-1997Wanderers home shirt from 1995-1997 (Image: Public)

"He came to my house to see my things and it escalated from there. I supplied a couple of football tops, one from the 1996/1997 season, bags, match programmes, signed footballs and a few other things.

"It was very good, I went about 10 times. I also went to the preview, there was John McGinlay, the mayor of Manchester, those kinds of people were there.

"It was good, they were down to earth really nice people coming over and talking to you about the items."