MICHAEL CHATWIN has published his book
Football Club, "Proud to be The Dabbers" (right).
A press release about the book,
issued when it was published in July 2009, said: " 'Proud to be The Dabbers' charts the fortunes of the UniBond
Premier League club since it was founded in 1884. (‘Town’
was officially added to the club’s title in 1973).
"Written by former club
President Michael Chatwin, the 128-page full-colour book is lavishly
illustrated and pays tribute to its Victorian pioneers, the characters
who have served the club with such dedication over the years and, of
course, the players who have worn the club colours with such pride.
"Nantwich Football Club kicked
off its first season in 1884/85 and from hosting Liverpool's first-ever
F.A. Cup tie back in 1892 to lifting the F.A. Vase in 2006, most of
those 125 years have been filled with incidents and tales.
the years, the Dabbers have crossed paths with England World Cup winners
and Roger Hunt, the legendary Duncan Edwards and pre-war international
stars such as Dixie Dean and Alex
Jackson. From thrilling F.A. Cup encounters with Crewe Alexandra and
Port Vale to a hat-trick of Cheshire Senior Cup successes, ‘Proud to be
The Dabbers’ brings to life the club’s colourful and chequered history.
says: 'Writing the book has been something of a labour of love. So much
of the history of the club has been lost or forgotten over the
years. Nantwich Football Club has been around longer than the likes of
Arsenal or Real Madrid - so it’s been nice to revive memories and
achievements that span a century and a quarter.' ”
book, priced at £14, is available from the Club Shop at the Weaver
Stadium (off The Waterlode in the centre of Nantwich), and Nantwich
Bookshop, The Square, Nantwich "Proud to be The Dabbers" can
also be posted. Post and packaging
will cost £1.95 (UK), £5 (Europe), or £9 (Rest of the World). Cheques,
payable to Nantwich Town FC, should be sent to: M.Chatwin, Nantwich Town FC, Weaver
Stadium, Waterlode, Nantwich CW5 5BS.
More about the book
can be found on Michael's website:
www.proudtobethedabbers.co.uk or the club's website:
lMichael (right), a Dabber born and bred, has been a supporter of the
club for more than 30 years. He first edited the club programme in 1979
and published the club's centenary book, "Centenary Dabbers" in 1984.