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New book on the history of Witton Albion

If anyone would like to order a copy of the book, written by Alan Lowe (WHS on here), please post on the ' BOOK ' thread or contact Alan directly. The book should be published later this year, Alan will need to know the number required. The book will cost in the region of £10, all profits will go to the club.
Please spread the message to any Wittoners you know who no longer get to games or who do not use this forum.

Onward and Up wards. A History of Witton Albion F.C. 1890-2017.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #1 by WHS

I have put the message on the "Book" section but I just want to make sure that as many people as possible get the good and bad news about the book. The good news is that it will be available to purchase in June with any luck, but because it has a lot of photos and is over 150 pages long it will cost a bit more to print. I am having to increase the price to £12 and I will fully understand if anyone who has placed an order now wants to cancel. I must point out that once Andy Chadwick and I have been reimbursed for our outlay on the book ALL profits will go to the club which, if we sell all the books, will be near £1,000.
Once again, sorry.
WHS.


I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.
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2 weeks 6 days ago #2 by Left Pegger

Well done WHS, looking forward to giving it a read. Thanks to Andy Chad for his great gesture of support, too.

Please put me down for a copy.

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2 weeks 6 days ago #3 by albion forever

No worries, looking forward to a good read.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #4 by WHS

I have not had anyone cancelling yet, I am just sorry I could not hold the price at £10 but the consolation is that the profit we make will go to the club and if we sell them all it could be as much as £1,000.
WHS.


I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #5 by batchman

I'd be disappointed if anyone cribbed at £12. A lot of hard work goes into publishing something of the kind you have done. Like many others really looking forward to receiving it soon, and I'm positive we'll all get more value for money than expected. Well done and thanks.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #6 by WHS

I have done all I can to make it a credit to the two authors who went before me. My proofreader, John Nattrass was very impressed, I just hope that the final publication lives up to our expectations, the printers I have used have a very good reputation so fingers crossed. Once again, sorry for the increase in price.
WHS.


I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.

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2 weeks 5 days ago #7 by albion forever

No need to apologise, it should prove to be a good read. Looking forward to getting my copy.

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2 weeks 5 days ago - 2 weeks 5 days ago #8 by Paul S

Can't wait for my copy I'm sure no one will be bothered about an extra quid or two. Well done WHS and thanks to Chad too. UTA


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1 week 6 days ago #9 by Central Grounder

Allen,

I did register my interest some time ago and advised that I would be delighted to purchase my copy of this book.

As an exiled Wittoner living in Cambridgeshire these days, how will I go about having it posted to me?

Also, how would you like to be paid for the book + postage costs? Is it a PayPal job, or credit card, cheque, Luncheon Vouchers, Tesco Clubcard points, etc. etc.? ;) ;)

Thanks for all your hard work, by the way - and how fitting that in the season you have chosen to publish the book, the mighty Albion have won promotion!:clap

Cheers,

Steve

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1 week 6 days ago #10 by MONA

No need to apologise Allen I've know you a long time so honesty is not in question and I'm sure it will still be a good read at £12 so I still want the 2 copies I've ordered. Its the Lads birthday soon so he'll enjoy it and in fact told me when he came up for the play off final that he was looking forward to it. Well done mate onward and upward.

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1 week 5 days ago #11 by WHS

Steve, send my your address and a cheque made payable to me, Alan Lowe and I will post you a copy when they are printed. An extra three quid on to of the twelve for the book should cover it.
WHS.


I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.

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1 week 5 days ago #12 by WHS

You can believe me when I say I have done my utmost to make the book a proper tribute to a great club.
WHS.


I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.

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1 week 5 days ago #13 by WHS

My address is- 2, Melchett Crescent, Rudheath, Northwich, Cheshire. CW97EP I am hoping to have the books for sale sometime in early June.
WHS. (My name is actually Alan Lowe.)


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1 week 5 days ago #14 by Paul S

Just an idea WHS but as it is looking like the books will be ready prior to the start of the next season would it be worth arranging a couple of dates in the evening for local Wittoners to collect their copies from the social club? Just thinking Wittoners could have a beer and a "catch up" in the club (during the boredom of close season), collect their book(s), whilst sticking a few quid behind the bar at the same time if they want to.

Again just a thought and apologies if arrangements are already in hand re collection etc.


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1 week 5 days ago - 1 week 5 days ago #15 by Central Grounder

Thanks WHS - will do.

I did wonder about the spelling of your name on the forum - the last time I saw the name spelled as "Allen" it was on my "Book of Locomotives" by Ian Allen when I was a trainspotter as a kid :laugh:

Brought back many memories of cold, wet Saturdays spent on Crewe and Acton Bridge stations!

I'll make sure the cheque is made out in your correct name! :)

Thanks,

Steve

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