The weather wasn't too kind, but the crowds still flocked to Abbey People's Big Lunch, held on Dudley Road Rec, Cambridge on Sunday, June 12. There they found 100 Years of Coconuts volunteers manning a stall and offering the chance to have a go at the coconuts.
Leon Legge had a go; Cambridge's mayor, councillor Jeremy Benstead had a go; former U's physio Greg Reid had a go; everyone had a go, with the result that, for the second year in a row and despite ordering twice as many coconuts this time, Coconuts ran out of coconuts. Must get some stronger glue.
There was plenty of interest in the United memorabilia on show, too. Old programmes, especially those from the 50s and 60s, evoked memories of the old days among the more mature residents of Abbey ward. And younger U's fans listened as Coconuts committee member Rodney Slack doled out goalkeeping tips and tales from the dressing room.
This was Coconuts' first appearance at a community event this year. Others, including a stall at United's open day on Sunday, July 24, are lined up. Check social media for further news.
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