Date: Thu 29 Nov 2012

Bangor to Launch Book at the Book People

'Farewell Farrar Road' to be launched on Saturday

The Farrar Road era of Bangor City Football Club is commemorated in a new book to be launched on Saturday 1 December 2012.

“Bangor City is Farrar Road, and Farrar Road is Bangor City”. Before the move to the new stadium at Nantporth, this was the reality of almost a century of football in the heart of Bangor.

On Saturday 1st December, the Bangor City Supporters’ Association will be launching a book to commemorate those years. “Farewell Farrar Road: 50 Key events that shaped the history of Bangor City” is a fitting tribute to the highlights of the old stadium, and provides an overview of the events that shaped the history of this proud club.

Fittingly, the proceeds from the book will go towards building a stand at Nantporth – providing a nostalgic link between the history of Farrar Road and the bright future that will be shaped on the banks of the Straits.

“The book is aims to bring to life the highlights of the key events at Farrar Road,” said the book’s author, Glynne Roberts, “and traces the events right back to the early competitive games when the football club arrived at Farrar Road to share the facilities with the cricket club. The final section is of the game against Prestatyn in December last year, after which the gates finally closed and the bulldozers moved in. In between these events, we had 92 years of history, including the visits of Napoli and Atletico Madrid.”

The launch will be at the Nantporth Stadium before the game against The New Saints. Chairman of the Supporters’ Association, Les Pegler, is looking forward to the launch: “The aim was to have a high quality book that was a fitting tribute to the historic old ground. I think that the end result is a fitting tribute, and the fact that proceeds from the publication will be ploughed into the new facilities is a nice link between the past and the future.”

The launch will be at 3.00pm on Saturday 1 December 2012, in the Farrar Suite at the Book People Stadium, Nantporth, where copies of the book will go on sale for £20.

For further information, please contact Les Pegler 07745970217

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