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Dawn Raiders - Choppers Darler

Ian with a nice Rudd from Milton So Ian and I are planning some dawn raids. I am looking forward to these new adventures and I am certain there will be new stories to tell. The idea is that we will be up at [...]

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A Fenland Story - Ruddy Marvellous

Having made over sixty wildlife films for all the world’s major broadcasters, I have been privileged to travel to many wonderful places around our planet, though one of my all time favourite spots is still the Fenlands of Eastern England. A big sky over Burwell Lode [...]

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Tales from the river bank - my first trip to the River Lark

I remember a trip to the River Lark in the mid 70's when I was a young lad. It was a hot summers day and my late father Bill and my Great Uncle Ernie Stearn, who some of the older CFPAS members would have known, decided [...]

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The Dawn Raiders - Ian’s Story

Inertia property of matter by which it continues in existing state of rest or motion unless acted on by external forces. Yes, we have turned over a new leaf on this website and gone all “Educoutional” as Percy would say! Many years ago a certain very [...]

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The Dawn Raiders - Nethergrove Lake

This is a magical little place, just outside the former barracks at Oakington and in the village of Longstanton. I have many stories about this place, which has been developed by individuals within our Club. Percy always claimed it was ‘his’ idea but as in many [...]

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Percy and The Kings Troop

It is sometime since Percy’s passing but still, on occasion, I am reminded of this gentleman - usually a reminder of a moment when he and I had shared things. The other day, having cutting the grass at Nethergrove, now named Andersons after the brothers Percy [...]

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Christmas Past

At our recent club match one of the lads turned up in carpet slippers. This reminded me of past winter matches. Percy and his brothers would always turn up in their slippers complete with trousers tucked into there socks. It was all the rage and if [...]

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Percy And His Flat

With all the family gone there came a time when the Percy Anderson Newmarket Road residence was a bit too much for Percy, and so with some reluctance he sold up and bought a ground floor maisonette in Fen Ditton. It was ideal in many ways [...]

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The Old Bedford Van

Anyone remember these. You can get to see them on Heartbeat on ITV, for our international friends these vans were in those old dodgy English B movies usually as the police vans. They were around in the 1960’s. Percy had one. It was knackered. It had [...]

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Percy’s Van - Will’s Story

Most of the time Percy drove around in an old van, in my time it was a Bedford van with the engine in the middle of the two front seats; just like the van in the early Heartbeat series on ITV. Us lads had to sit [...]

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