Stories about Percy

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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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Percy’s Paint Pots - Part Two

Percy and his brother George once secured a very lucrative job in one of Cambridgeshire’s premier department stores, decorating the ground floor. The work had to be done in the evenings and on Sundays. Working these odd hours seemed to effect our Percy in quite a [...]

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Percy’s Paint Pot

Percy has done many jobs in his lifetime and prefers for me not to tell everyone everything but we know him best for being a painter and decorator. Yes he was also a professional footballer and yes he was in the Kings Troupe and a top [...]

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Percy’s New Potatoes

Those of you that have been following my exploits will know that Percy has got somewhat tetchy lately because I have been telling everyone about the things he got up to. In fact I did get an email from his son-in-law where Percy was threatening me [...]

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