Andrew Bennett's family and closest friends were the guests of honour when a plaque commemorating the U's supporter extraordinaire was unveiled on Saturday, November 24.
The club historian, author, reporter, archivist and statistician, who died in February, is now commemorated in the central tunnel of the Habbin, from whose terraces he watched countless hundreds of United matches.
The plaque's manufacture, by Ivett & Reed of Newmarket Road, was made possible by a crowdfunding campaign that was over-subscribed many times over.
The surplus moneys – boosted by royalty payments from Andrew's Celery & Coconuts history of Abbey/ Cambridge United – will fund the annual Andrew Bennett Award, the details of which will be announced at the 2019 Cambridge United Hall of Fame induction dinner in March.
After the unveiling of the slate plaque, Andrew's ashes were interred next to the Habbin-side touchline.
It was a fitting conclusion to a moving occasion, and one that will ensure Andrew's enduring presence in a place he loved.
Top, members of Andrew's family including mother Joyce (centre) gather to remember the great man. Bottom, Andrew's ashes are interred by the Habbin touchline. Photos: 100 Years of Coconuts