|The Bristol Rovers History Group.||
The Bristol Rovers History Group are pleased to announce that their first publication will be a biography of Bristol Rovers legend Alfie Biggs.
In two successful spells, between 1953 and 1968, Bristol born Alfie scored over 200 goals for Rovers.
In between those spells with his hometown club, Alfie enjoyed a successful time with Preston North End. After leaving Rovers for the second time, he also played for Walsall and Swansea Town prior to retiring from league football.
The biography will tell the full story of Alfie’s illustrious career and his colourful life story and has the full backing of the Biggs family.
Memories from former team mates will be included and one of them, goalkeeper Howard Radford, has written the foreword to this long overdue book charting Alfie’s career.
The authors, Mike Jay and Ian Haddrell, have researched and collected not only details of his professional career but fascinating details of his time playing representative football for the Army when he played with, amongst others, Manchester United’s rising young star Duncan Edwards.
The book also looks at his interesting, not to mention colourful, life both before and after his time in the beautiful game.
Many supporters have sent in their memories of watching Alfie play at Eastville, or meeting him at the Eastville Greyhound track, and playing darts or snooker against him.
While Mike and Ian have undertaken the bulk of the writing, Keith Brookman has undertaken some additional research.
Anyone interested can pay £14 plus £2.50 postage and packaging by PayPal email@example.com using friends and family option, please, or by bank transfer or cheque. Please contact Mike Jay on firstname.lastname@example.org or via our Bristol Rovers Legends Facebook group for further details to order the book.