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Seasiders centenary book now on sale

11th March, 2021

A book celebrating the centenary of Toolstation NCEL Premier Division club Bridlington Town is now on sale.

Subtitled "A Small Club with 100 Years of Football History", its 160 pages are packed full of photos and comments from players, managers and staff - past and present - as it looks back at the ups and downs of the Seasiders since they were formed in 1920.

The book, written by Alan Armitage and edited by Dom Taylor, is now available from the club's online shop for £10 with all profits going to Bridlington Town. Click here to go to the club's online shop.

Those involved told the Seasiders' website: "The idea for this book came in late 2019 after the chairman of the club, Pete Smurthwaite, made the announcement that plans were to be drawn up for a new clubhouse.

"It was felt that a project of this kind should be recorded for the future and to be done on a before and after format.

"Then, it was realised that the building of it in 2020 would coincide with the centenary year of football in the town under the name of Bridlington Town FC.

"It was then suggested to incorporate the two events into one book. So, the year-long project took off.

"Research and investigations were carried out for a 100+ years of history and records to produce an article to show what a local club can achieve for the sporting enjoyment of local people and others, and to preserve it on record for the future townspeople to see the history of it.

"Making this book has been an interesting, educational, and sometimes a demanding project. The original idea was to produce a matchday programme-sized booklet but, as time went on, it was obvious that a lot more space would be required to do it justice.

"It has literally grown to more than three times the size.

"As it progressed more people became involved in supplying information and pictures to which our thanks go to them for being so helpful.

"Also, it has been quite humbling how many people with links and memories from the past to the present have such an affection for the club to offer to say so in writing a dedication of their time here. We thank them all.

"Making it has run past its original finish date but it has been worth all the effort."

(Story Source: Bridlington Town)

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