.....to my blog dedicated to the history of Chelmsford City Football Club. I will be bloging regularly with request for information, updates on what progress has been made and other interesting tit bits relating to City's days gone by. This will be augmented by statistical and trivia postings. In this way I hope that the Blog can contribute to the compilation of a complete history of the Club. Look out too for the first issue of 'The Chelmsford City Historian' my quarterly newsletter for all those who have an interest in the history of our great Club. Finally, a plea. Please contribute if you can and help make both the Blog and the newsletter a resounding success.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Issue 9 - Now On Sale

Issue 9 is now on sale.

If you are a subscriber your copy will be in the post later this afternoon.

If you would like to purchase a copy the cost is still only £2 or £2.50 if ordering by post.

Payments can be made by PayPal through dgselby@sky.com.

A 4 issue postal subscription is £10. Payment can again be made through PayPal

All profits to the Club. (£1,200 so far donated)

Contents include:
  • The Big Interview with former player, manager and now Club President Ollie Hopkins.
  • After the Colchester victory we look at the Club's biggest ever 
  • F.A. Cup victory, the 4-1 thrashing of second division Southampton in January 1939.
  • Martin Rogers, in his regular column, looks at the career of 1970's legend Tommy Coakley.
  • Jim Brown concludes his short series on men who have managed 
  • Coventry City and Chelmsford City with a piece on Billy Frith.
  • Adrian Neale, former City Director, in the first of a two part series,
  • gives a personal view of the events in 1994 that led to the formation 
  • of the Company which still runs the football club.
  • Brian Poole focusses on the career of his father-in-law former City 'keeper Jack Parry.
  • Plus much, much more.
All enquiries to:


Friday 10 August 2012

Issue 8 Update

Issue 8 is now on sale.

Still only £2, or £2.50 if ordered by post.

Subscriptions - £10 for 4 issues.

All enquiries to:

Monday 6 August 2012

Issue 8 is all but finished. Hopefully will be on sale on Saturday at the Boston game. If you missed issue 7 then
copies of that issue will also be on sale.

Contents of issue 8 include:
  • The Big Interview with Steve Portway - Steve only spent one season with City, but what a season it was.                                                                                                              A near record number of league goals. Read about the terrible injuries that Steve suffered before he even                       came to City and why his thoughts on why he came to City and why he was allowed to leave.
  • Martin Rogers looks at the life and career of Wes Maughan.
  • We look at Chelmsford F.C.'s 1931-1932 season F.A. Cup run.
  • The season supplement has reached 1950-1951.
  • Historic Games From The Past looks at the 8-1 win at Exeter in October 1949.
  • .....and much, much more.
Still only £2 or £2.50 by post.

Thursday 19 April 2012

Issue 7 Now on Sale

Issue 7 is now on sale.

As usual it is £2 plus 50 p and p if ordered by post.

All enquiries to chelmsfordcityhistory@googlemail.com

Sunday 15 April 2012

Issue 7 is now being proof read and I am hopeful that I will have copies
with me at Eastleigh on Saturday, especially as Ray Murphy their 
Secretary is a purchaser!

Subscriber copies will be posted out as soon as they are back from the 

Contents include:

Martin Rogers takes an in depth look at the career of Bobby Moffat, 
who forged a career for himself in the US after leaving City

Porridge - We have talked to ex City players Nicky Penn and 
actor Tony Osoba about their recollections of when City 
players appeared on the silver screen.

Dave Clarke looks at how the 1938 Company was financed.

and much, much more.

Usual price - £2 plus 50p p and p if ordering by post.

All back issues still available.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Issue 6 is ready to go to the printers and will be on sale later in the week. Subscribers copies will be posted as soon as they are received back from the printers.

Contents include:
  • 'The Big Interview' with Don Stewart, who looks back at his 16 years with the Club.
  • Geoffrey Easton concludes his look back at the career of Billy Walker.
  • We look at 1949 - The summer of discontent, both from the Club's point of view and how the press viewed it.
and of course much much more. 

Still only £2 or £2.50 including postage and packing.

Issue 6 is now on sale.

Sunday 13 November 2011

Issue 5 of TCCH

Issue 5 is all but complete. I am hopeful that it will be on sale next weekend.

Contents include:

Tony Butcher looks back on his early days at City in 'The Big Interview'
How City fared in their bids for Football League status
Martin Rogers takes a look at the 'Bobby Mason Affair'
Garry Cross talks about his time in a City shirt
Geoffrey Easton looks at the career of the original City Manager Billy Walker.
and much, much more......

£2 as usual if bought from me or £2.50 inc p and p. if ordered by post. Payment can be made by PayPal using dgselby@sky.com.

For details e-mail chelmsfordcityhistorian@googlemail.com