What do Pickles and the Coconutters have in common? Both have found a World Cup. Read and Listen to their stories.
Even the most loyal of Cambridge United employees will admit that record-keeping has never been one of the club’s strong points. Coconuts’ requests for access to archives or objects are often met with an apologetic shrug, although Abbey folklore tells of a long-lost vault, somewhere in the Main Stand’s warren of passageways and burrows, wherein lie the answers to a researcher’s prayer.
Having said that, your Coconuts team is hugely grateful for the club’s generosity in donating the precious artefacts that graced the walls of the hospitality areas prior to the commencement of this summer’s Operation Colin, which saw vast armies of tradespeople transforming the humble Dublin Suite into a spacious oasis of sociability. And the same goes for Jez’s kind invitation to excavate a room whose existence was hitherto known only to a select few. So it was that on a sunny Friday morning, a ragged band of Coconuts volunteers looked on as the doors to this Aladdin’s cave swung open to reveal … dozens of bags of fertiliser.
Who was Pickles ?
Pickles (born 1962 or 1963; died 1967) was a black and white collie dog, known for his role in finding the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in March 1966, four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup was scheduled to kick-off in England.
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