Written in Andrew Bennett’s distinctive, expressive style, the books are illustrated as well as providing vital statistics - it will merit a place on any Cambridge United supporters bookshelves.
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100yearsofcoconuts can arrange for the books to be posted out or they can be collected on matchdays from the Programme Exchange in the main car park outside the club shop. Whichever, option you choose you will enjoy reading and collecting them.
Celery & Coconuts: Volume I – Newmarket Road Roughs The Story of Abbey United and Cambridge United Football Club: 1912-1951. In the early years of the twentieth century, many residents of the Cambridge district of Barnwell had little going for them. It would take a long time for the poverty and squalor of the dense warren of housing, erected hurriedly during the Victorian industrial boom, to be alleviated.
Abbey United sprang up in the gloomy streets and on the bumpy commons of Barnwell. Sustained by the aid of the church, local benefactors and a steadfast band of devoted supporters, the club made rapid strides. As the 1950s dawned, it was contemplating the big time.
Celery & Coconuts: Volume II – Risen from the Dust The Story of Abbey United and Cambridge United Football Club: 1951-1970 by Andrew Bennett Paperback; In 1951, Cambridge United were a lowly United Counties League football club, although one with huge ambitions. As they prepared for their first season in the Eastern Counties League, they appointed their first full-time player-manager and looked towards the stars.
Supporters and players alike rolled their sleeves up and started work on the rapid rise that in 1970 took them to their promised land: the Football League.
Risen from the Dust, the second volume of Andrew Bennett’s brilliant Celery & Coconuts, the definitive history of an extraordinary club, takes readers on a breathtaking surge upwards through the leagues.
Backed by painstaking research and Bennett’s eye for a story, Risen from the Dust reveals what can be achieved by a community determined to succeed.
Champagne & Corona The third volume of Andrew Bennett’s brilliant Celery & Coconuts history of Cambridge United, relating the incredible story of the 1970s, is available to order now.
With a foreword by star 70s striker Alan Biley, Champagne & Corona tells the tale of a revolutionary decade – one that saw the club continue its irresistible rise to claim a place in English football’s second tier.
The Moose that Roared - is volume four of the books documenting the clubs history. This volume features one of the most successful periods & exciting times for Cambridge United fans & with a foreword from a legend from that period in Shaggy it should be an exciting read for fans.
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