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Walter Kimberley's World War One Prisoner Experience, and Beyond
We have seen in the previous article that Walter’s war experiences had seen him endure great hardship. Alas, that was not to improve. With the conditions in the camp, it ...
Walter Kimberley Gets Taken Prisoner in World War One
Walter’s wartime fighting experience was brief. It was merely months into the war, when he was taken prisoner on 9th September 1914 at Maubeuge, after the French surrendered. He had ...
Coventry City Footballer Walter Kimberley, and World War One
Walter Kimberley’s wartime experience is one of hardship, effort, determination… and ultimately death, though not by any bullet wound. His is a story that shows war can claim casualties away ...
The Sky Blues Move to Ryton
It’s a highly topical subject at the moment, and we’ll ignore that particular elephant in the room. It was the early 1960s when Coventry City Football Club moved their training base ...
George Warren. Warwickshire Footballer, WW1 Casualty
I have previously written about Walter Kimberley, a Coventry City footballer who lost his life during World War One. He was not the only former Coventry City footballer to suffer ...
Getting Tickets for Coventry City's 1987 Cup Final
We’d gone to games during the cup run, but we still needed tickets for the cup final; this was planned like a military operation. We had enough stubs for the ...
May 16th 1987. Coventry City's Cup Final, and the Victory Parade
We’d got our tickets, we got the train down to Wembley. We arrived at the station and were pleasantly surprised by how relatively calm it was. What we hadn’t realised ...
A Run to the Cup Final for Coventry City
Every year when May comes around, I always get a little shiver of excited nostalgia. This year marks the 32nd year since Coventry City won the FA Cup in what ...
Nuneaton Town: The Nearly Men!
Nuneaton Town are at the time of writing riding high in the Football Conference, narrowly outside the play-off places, close to a coveted place in the Football League. A poor ...
Football and More at Stretton on Dunsmore
These were halcyon days of playing football and cricket, but one special event was the school entering a team for the Rugby and District Junior School relays, not an event ...
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