Stories about Percy

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Percy’s Curry Nights

They were legendary. Yes I have to say that Percy on occasions could rustle up a half-decent meal. He would spend hours and hours preparing. This was not entirely necessary, it was just that he would get muddled and forget things or get distracted and he [...]

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Percy and the Summer League Match

If you are of a nervous disposition or of queasy constitution then perhaps it is best you don’t read on because although this story ha been recounted many times over a pint in the pub, it has never been put in to the written word. Who [...]

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The River Cam - The Towpath

The River Cam is my favourite river. I have for 40 years walked and cycled along from Chesterton to Clayhithe, so I suppose I am biased but there is such variety of scenery to capture your imagination. On my visits I have witnessed all manner of [...]

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Fish Tales - Confidence

It is fair to say that I don’t take much care of my fishing tackle. I can buy new stuff and within a few months it is messed up. I just am not a neat angler, I will spend hours making up rigs only for them [...]

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Percy And The Poet - The Cambridge Boys

The poet that’s what Percy called me. You see when I was in primary school I wrote a poem called the Fog and won a prestigious National Award and even had my picture in the Evening News! At this very time I had joined Percy’s band [...]

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Nethergrove Lake - A Tale Of Naughtiness

When Percy and I first saw Nethergrove Lake we both shared the same vision. It was truly a mess but we could see its potential and after much hard work and some considerable heartache Nethergrove Lake has matured in to a lovely and very special little [...]

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Dents Lakes at Hilgay

Percy had been fishing these matches for several seasons. The matches were run by Tim and Sid Cooper. A very light-hearted affair, but with some good quality anglers attending. I was invited to fish these matches by Percy as somebody had dropped out. I agreed and [...]

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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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