Book paying tribute to St Albans City players that died during First World War released

Watford Observer: The book looks at the history of St Albans City during and between world wars The book looks at the history of St Albans City during and between world wars

To coincide with the centenary of the start of the First World War, historians David Tavener and Peter Taylor have written a book paying tribute to the nine St Albans City players who lost their lives whilst serving for their country.

It looks at the club during and between the two wars, the extensive redevelopment of Clarence Park during the 1920s and the wartime exploits of several of the City players.

The book, which costs £5, can be purchased from the club during office hours and on matchdays and is also available on ebay.

Profits through sales will be split between the club and a charity yet to be decided.

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11:03pm Tue 15 Jul 14

muddy14 says...

A heart warming story of the lost players of our local football club, the book brings to life the tale of sporting heroes struck down in their prime. Its both a powerful tribute to a generation with outstanding bravery, and the early history of Saint Albans City Football Club is also inspirational and powerful. The authors have combined attention to detail with real affection for the subject matter.Its simply a great read ...
A heart warming story of the lost players of our local football club, the book brings to life the tale of sporting heroes struck down in their prime. Its both a powerful tribute to a generation with outstanding bravery, and the early history of Saint Albans City Football Club is also inspirational and powerful. The authors have combined attention to detail with real affection for the subject matter.Its simply a great read ... muddy14
  • Score: 6

12:22pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Libby:-) says...

What an interesting book - it also gives such an insight into the local history of St Albans. One of the best things I've read for ages.
What an interesting book - it also gives such an insight into the local history of St Albans. One of the best things I've read for ages. Libby:-)
  • Score: 3
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