.....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.

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

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Just a reminder that copies of 'The Chelmsford City Historian' can be purchased by Pay Pal using my e-mail address dgselby@sky.com.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Issue 4 is now back from the printers and issues are on sale.

To get your copy just see me at a home game or send a cheque for £2.50, to include postage and packing, payable to 'David Selby' to:

34, Paddock Drive,

Saturday, 16 July 2011

The Chelmsford City Historian Issue 4

Issue 4 of TCCH is due out this month and is well on the way to being completed.

However due to the lack of home games and my printers holiday publication will be delayed until early August. I am hopeful of getting it out during the home pre-seasons but it may well be the opening league game of the season before it is available.

Planned contents include:

The Big Interview with Martin Havelin, City Director from 1976-1978, where I will be touching on the ill fated September 1977 Punk festival!
Part 2 of the Story of David Timmington
The Essex Chronicle Reports - looks back on the efforts to bring Greyhound racing to The Stadium in 1946.
The seasonal supplement gives you all the info on the 1946-1947 season.
Bedford Town Historian David Williams looks at City v Bedford clashes
In his regular column Martin Rogers looks at the career of twice City Manager Harry Ferrier

and of course, lots, lots more.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

ISSUE 3 - The Chelmsford City Historian Magazine

Issue 3 is now on sale.

Copies can be ordered from the editorial office or see me on matchdays.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

ISSUE 3 - The Chelmsford City Historian Magazine

Progress with the compilation of Issue 3 is well underway and it should be published on schedule in early April. I had hoped that it would be available for the Staines Town game on April 9th but as I will not be at that game the first game that it will be available at, even though it may be published before then, is the Farnborough game on the following Saturday.

In all probability the size will again increase, this time to a whopping 32 pages, but with no increase in the cover price.

Planned contents include:
  • The Big Interview with Cyril Bridge, former Chairman of the Supporters Club and a City supporter since the 1930's.
  • They Played For Both Clubs - West Ham United Historian John Northcutt looks at players who have played for West Ham and for City.
  • The Story of David Timmington Part One - Geoff Timmington, nephew of David who played for City in 1938-1939, looks at the life and career of his uncle.
  • Memories Of The City - Jim Sargant concludes his reminisces of supporting City in the 1950's.
  • The 1945-1946 season is highlighted in our seasonal supplement.
  • Martin Rogers and Dave Clarke have their latest columns.
and of course much more....!!!!!

To date the magazine has raised almost £400 for club funds.

I am also pleased to announce two new services for readers:

Subscriptions - For those who want their copies posted then subscriptions are available at £2.50 per copy, which covers cost, postage and packing. You decide how many copies you would like to subscribe for and then send me a cheque for the relevant amount. So for a 4 issue subscription send me a cheque for £10. It's easy! Copies will be posted as soon as they are received from the printers. Send your cheque, payable to David Selby, to The Chelmsford City Historian, 34, Paddock Drive, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 6SS.

e-Mail Notification - Just send me an e-mail at chelmsfordcityhistory@googlemail.com and I will add you to my notification list. As soon as a new issue is published then I will send you an e-mail, so you know that you can track me down at home or away game and purchase your copy.