Celery & Coconuts: Volume I – Newmarket Road Roughs - Click & Collect
Click and Collect Celery & Coconuts: Volume I – Newmarket Road Roughs The Story of Abbey United and Cambridge United Football Club: 1912-1951 by Andrew Bennett Published by Lovely Bunch 2016
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.
From 1912 onwards, they had something to lift their spirits: their own football club.
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.
Andrew Bennett’s meticulously researched and engagingly written Newmarket Road Roughs is the first volume in the Celery & Coconuts series, which will tell the entire history of Abbey/Cambridge United. This volume examines in depth the birth and early years of a club that would one day threaten to storm the Premier League stronghold.
The Story of Abbey United and Cambridge United Football Club: 1912-1951 are available for £14.99
You can also purchase a copy of the book directly from the Programme Exchange (outside the club shop) on match day while stocks are available or via the post
To collect the BOOK on match day
When you get to the ground go to the front car park on Newmarket Road.
When looking towards the ground the ticket office and shop is on the left-hand side of driveway. You will see the Abbey Lounge on the right side
Head towards the shop entrance. You will find the Programme Exchange / CFU outlet there.
The BOOK will be there waiting to be collected from the outlet