The consensus seems to be that the second induction ceremony for the Cambridge United Hall of Fame, held at the Cambs Glass Stadium on Thursday, March 9, was a terrific success all round.
A Premier Travel Suite packed with 120 guests paid tribute to four new inductees to the Hall of Fame: John Beck, Ian Darler, Dion Dublin and Paul Wanless. Beck, Dublin and Wanless received the accolade following voting among supporters; stadium manager Darler, whose career of nearly 40 years has been punctuated by many other awards, was selected by a committee.
The Coconuts committee is hugely grateful to Graham Daniels, who acted as master of ceremonies on the night, Paul Burling and his staff, whose catering and service were top class, and Olivia Disley-Stevens, Cambridge United's conferencing and events manager, for her help in putting the evening together.
Here is the second batch of photos, from Simon Lankester, from an evening that will be remembered for a long time. Watch out for more in the coming days and visit the Cambridge United Hall of Fame website: www.cuhalloffame.org.uk.
Clockwise from top right: master of the master of ceremonies' art, Graham Daniels; three Hall of Fame inductees, from left Paul Wanless, John Beck, Dion Dublin; Abbey legends Dion Dublin and Richard Money; Lindsay Smith (left) shares a joke with Tom and Pauline Finney; Dion chats with Steve and Linda Fallon; Coconuts committee members line up with inductees and shortlistees, back from left: Rodney Slack, Richard Money, Paul Wanless, Brendon Batson, Alan Burge, Dion Dublin, Steve Fallon, Tom Finney, Lindsay Smith, John Beck; front Andrew Bennett, Tom McGrane, Ian Elliott, Barry Benton. Click on images to enlarge. All photos copyright Simon Lankester.
Above, John Beck accepts his memento of induction into the Cambridge United Hall of Fame. Right, Dion Dublin. Below, Paul Wanless, Beck and Dublin. Not pictured: fourth inductee Ian Darler, who was unable to attend. Photos: @100yearcoconut
The Cambridge United Hall of Fame – cuhalloffame.org.uk – gained four members on the evening of March 9 when John Beck, Ian Darler, Dion Dublin and Paul Wanless were inducted on a night of celebration, emotion and reminiscence at the Cambs Glass Stadium's Premier Travel Suite.
Here are the first pictures from the ceremony, which was attended by 120 supporters and guests from various eras of the club's history. A full report and many more pictures will follow in the coming days.