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Percy - The Younger Years

In the 1930’s when Percy was just a little urchin living in Chesterton things were really quite hard, especially as there were five children in the family. Days would go by without food. There were no coco-pops in those days, or pop-tarts, and a luxury meal [...]

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The Official Handover

Percy arrived at the Abbey Stadium the morning of the official handover of the New Suite, Stand and Control Room, Councillors, the Mayor, Club Directors, Building Company Managers all due to attend. I was in the Control Box finishing off ready for the opening. Percy walked [...]

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What No Lawn

Percy turned up early one morning on the scrounge for some fertiliser for his lawn, “Yes no problem I said, take this 12.6.6. feed, there is enough for two applications, one now and one in 6 weeks”. “Thanks son” he said and off he went. The [...]

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Percy at the Abbey

A number of people are aware that Percy was a talented footballer, who moved from Cambridge United to West Bromwich Albion, and then some years later returned to Cambridge United, now he told me the stories of one of his last great goals at the Abbey. [...]

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The Dawn Raiders - The Revolt

Now look the Dawn Raiders tales are only allegedly and I confess that with the passage of time they may have become a little more colourful but basically, honest guv they are pretty true to form. You may have seen that one of the Dawn Raiders [...]

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The Return Of The Dawn Raiders

Much has been said about the infamous Dawn Raiders - most of it exaggerated slightly. The main participants were Percy, Gary, Mick, Tweedie and Jimmy Dog. The raids on waters were always early morning affairs as the lads liked to be back for their Sunday Roast [...]

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The Dawn Raiders

Those of you that have followed the stories of the ‘Dawn Raiders’ will know that the core group evolved around Percy. However quite some years ago there was if you like the ‘Junior Dawn Raiders’ Rob, John, Mick, Sluggy and myself (the infamous "Happy Hookers". I [...]

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Dawn Raiding - The Lode Experience

I spoke with my old friend Percy at our match on the Cam. He is definitely mellowing with age. He suggested that we might go dawn raiding once more. What after all these years, come on Percy I have gone all-respectable. I must admit I use [...]

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The Last Dawn Raid - Percy And I

Dawn Raiding is a term Percy and I used to describe our fishing exploits. We were always out fishing at dawn, summer or winter we would get up to some crazy things all above board! It was our mutual love of nature that meant we experienced [...]

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The Dawn Raiders Rise Again

It has been a while since telling another story as in the main they have centred on my fishing experiences with my friend Percy. However, my dawn raiding now concentrates on our Club Fishing Match scene. The lads are all very much friends and are willing [...]

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