Bridlington Town FC fans' chance to snap up centenary book

Bridlington Town Football Club are releasing a new book casting an eye over a century of football for the Queensgate-based club.
Bridlington Town's centenary book.Bridlington Town's centenary book.
Bridlington Town's centenary book.

The Bridlington Town Centenary Book, written by Alan Armitage, ended up being 160 pages long with over 200 pictures and over 100 comments from managers, staff, players and club officials past and present.

The Bridlington Town FC Centenary Book’s editor Dom Taylor is very happy with the final product after putting a lot of work into the project.

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He said: “The idea for this book came in late 2019 after chairman Pete Smurthwaite made the announcement that plans were to be drawn up for a new clubhouse.

“It was felt that a project of this kind should be recorded for the future and to be done on a before and after format.

“Then it was realised that the building of it in 2020 would co-incide with the centenary year of Bridlington Town FC. It was suggested to incorporate the two events into one book. So, the year long project took off.

“Research and investigations were carried out for a 100+ years of history and records to produce an article to show what a local club can achieve for the sporting enjoyment of local people and others, and to preserve it on record for the future towns people to see the history of it.

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“Making this book has been an interesting, educational, and sometimes a demanding project.

“The original idea was to produce a match day programme sized booklet, but as time went on it was obvious that a lot more space would be required to do it justice.

“It has literally grown to more than three times the size.

“As it progressed more people became involved in supplying information and pictures to which our thanks go to them for being so helpful.

“Also, it has been quite humbling how many people with links and memories from the past to the present have such an affection for the club to offer to say so in writing a dedication of their time here.

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“We thank them all. Making it has run past it’s original finish date but it has been worth all the effort.”

The book will be priced at £10 with all profits going to the club, they will be available to buy from the club shop or the club website.

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