Woolverstone United


These reproduced books by Keith Woods are being sold in aid of the football club.

The original, "Woolverstone United - The Halcyon Years 1921-1970" book  was produced by Keith Wood in the late 70's and is full of local history, local names and tells the story of the beginning of the club. He documents most years in that period and has stories of matches between the local rivals, Shotley Swifts, Stutton Victory, Tattingstone, Brantham Lads, East Bergholt, Rayden, Burstall. It also  includes cup games in the local East Samford Charity Cup. The local players names and their playing skills are mentioned and also names such as Warrington Page, Paul Double, Kit Thompson, Austin King, Bill Smith, Ted Wright, Jimmy Scott, Dick Crack, Admiral Lynne, Major Spier, W, Mayhew, Commander Smithwick, Kenneth Fisk, Alf Martin, George Crack, Cecil Crack, Harry Amy,Cecil Crapnell, Ernie Burroughs, Captain Dixon....... and that's just chapter one !  (180 pages). See a more complete list of local names mentioned in the first book at the bottom of this page.

The second book by Keith is entitled

Woolverstone United F.C  " Two, Two, The Lily White Boys."  This book follows on from his previous book and was first published in April 1991, and contains more facts and figures and probably a lot of names that you will know ! It tells the story of the war years, where "war stopped play", the German raiders, the doodlebug that hit Chelmondiston Church and Keith's dog Mac which kept up a solid howl several minutes before the air raid siren went off ! There's mention of Mr Weatherhead who kept the Post Office in Chelmondiston, Mr Last who had the Bakers Shop at the top of Pin Mill Lane, Mr Amy at the General Stores, Mr Goodwin  the butcher, Mr Cadman the shoe repair shop, Mr Webb the undertaker, Mr Steward repaired bicycles, Mr Cotton at Walnut Tree Farm provided Milk, Mr Bax the postman and Ted Aggis the milkman. The end of the book has facts and figures about Woolverstone United Football Teams and there are a number of cartoons and photographs for every decade.

Did you know for instance that Jack Messenger played for Woolverstone, Ipswich Town and Colchester !  Or Frank Messenger (another Woolverstone lad) played for Ipswich Town along with David Deacon. (123 pages)

These books will make an ideal Christmas present for those who love local history and for those who played in the teams or are related to team members.

The books have now been reproduced and can be purchased in aid of club funds. (100% of the book cost is going to Woolverstone United funds after printing costs deducted). They are available from this website (use shop link below) or from

Craig Catchpole, tel. 07743958737  OR

"Local pickup" and "Cash On Pickup" or "delivery" can be chosen at "Checkout", and payment made by Bank Transfer or PayPal (we would prefer bank transfer or Cash On Delivery to avoid PayPal selling payments to maximize profit to the club)

Single book £11, both books for £20

Thank you for your support.


These are the names mentioned in the first book.

C Abbott, Phil Abbott, Ben Adams, Oscar Adams, Ray Aldous, Doug Algar, Harry Amy, Colin Appleby, Eddie Ardern, Michael Ardern, Roy Bailey, Frank Baker, Ralph Banyard, Ray Barham, Bill Barker, Dan Barnard, Fred Bear, John Bell, Victor Bellingham, Geoffrey Berners, Major Berners, Ed Berrett, Bob Berriman, Len Biddlecombe, Mick Billett, Gordon Blaxcell, Stanley Blaxcell, A.T. Boocock, Ed Borrett, Eric Bowman, Mick Bragg, Jimmy Braybrook, George Bromley, S Bromley, Alan Bultitude, Ernie Burroughs, Peter Button, Arthur Cable, R Carnell, Mick Catchpole, Mr Catchpole, David Catling, Peter Catling, Gordon Chaplin, Sir Arthur Chapman, Don Chapman, Sir Arthur Churchman, Jack Clarke, Trevor Collins, Alf Collinson, Brian Cook, Tommy Cotterell, Charlie Coulson, Brian Crack, Cecil Crack, Dick Crack, George Crack, Ted Crack, Paul (Digger) Crane, Cecil Crapnell, L Creasey, Roger Crick, Mr Cripps, Stan Crookes, Bernard Crosby, Ray Crosby, Stan Croucher, Norman Crowe, Herman Cullum, Maurice Cullum, Ronnie Cullum, David Cunningham, Brian Daines, Peter Davey, Edgar Davis, Keith Davison, David Deacon, Roy Denison, Captain Dixon, Anthony Double, Paul Double, Douglas Driver, John Dunn, Ken Eason, John Easdown, Ivan English, J Evans, Tony Everitt, Bill Everitt, Geoff Farrow, Eric Farthing, Mick Ferdinando, Kenny Field, Kenneth Fisk, Roger Flatt, Basil Gant, Wally Gardiner, Bill Garnham, Mr Garrod, Jack Garrod, Bill Garwood, Fred Gibbon, Mr Gibbons, David Gibson, David Girling, Roy Glading, M Godfrey, Fred Gooch, Philip Gooch, Bill Goodchild, Ray Gooderham, Ted Gooderham, Michael Goodwin, Russell Goodwin, Fred Gould, Stephen Graves, Trevor Graves, Ken Green, Norman Green, Jim Grimwood, Mr Haines, Ken Halliwell, Tommy Harrington, Brian Hart, Eddie Harvey, Arthur Harvey, Erwin Hass, Alan Haste, Bert Haste, Charlie Haste, Ian Hawkins, Jim Hawkins, John Hawkins, David Hazelwood, Eddie Hazelwood, John Hazelwood, Vic Hill, Mick Holland, Jack Hunt, W Ingram, Tommy Jackson, Vic Jaggers, Cecil Jarrett, Taffy James, Eric Jay, Conway Jennings, Francis Kennell, Austin King, Bobby King, Elvin King, Godfrey King, R King, Roy Kirby, C Lambert, Frannie Last, Terry Last, Trevor Last, Jim Laverick, Ted Laws, Morton Lewis, David Lloyd, Alfie Lucas, Paul Lusher, Pat Lynch, Peter Lynch, Rear Admiral Thomas John Spence Lyne, Walter Mann, Fred Manning, Adrian Marshall, Alf Martin, Bill Martin, Freddie Martin, Brian Mayes, Dick Mayes, Richard Mayes, W Mayhew, Alan Mayhew, John McNally, R Meekings, Bill Messenger, Frank Messenger, Jack Messenger, Richard Miles, Bruce Miller, G Mitchell, Fred Moorman, George Mountford, Redvers Moyse, Leonard Mudd, Cyril Newman, Jimmy Page, Warrington Page, Jim Parsons, Stuart Paul, Jack Peck, Ron Peck, Arthur Pells, Phil Perris, Herbert Podd, Herbert Porley, John Portsmouth, George Punt, John Punter, Mr Quantrill, Philip Quantrill, Graham Quinton, Tom Raison, George Rands, Harold Rands, Ian Rands, Robert Rands, Neville Rayment, Herbert Read, Pat Read, Phil Read, Barney Reed, Brian Rideout, Gordon Roberts, A Ross, George Rozier, Brian Rudland, Ian Rumbellow, Alf Rush, Bill Rush, Joe Rush, Ted Rush, Bob Sadler, Fred Saunders, J Scarff, George Scopes, Bill Scott, Giffy Scott, Jim (junior) Scott, Jimmy Scott, Phil Scott, Gordon Scuffins, Dennis Scutcher, Maurice Scutcher, John Seaman, Bernard Sharman, Brian Shelvin, Mike Shelvin, John Shepphard, Keith Shoebridge, Keith Sibley, David Sillett, Roy Simpson, Alan Smith, Bill Smith, Brian (singer) Smith, Neville Smith, Peter Smith, Commander Smithwick, Peter Smyth, Harley Snell, Jack Snell, Mark Snell, R Snell, Reggie Snook, Derek Snowling, Frank Soo, (Don) Joe Southgate, David Springate, Major Spier, Cecil Squirrel, Keith Staff, Les Stebbings, Chris Stevens, Godfrey Stevens, R Steward, Harry Storer, Peter Sturgeon, G A Tarbard, John Thompson, Kit Thompson, Jack Thurgood, Jack Tibbenham, Rex Tibble, E Turner, Rev Utten-Todd, Mr Valentine, Barry Vernau, Bobby Warren, Graham Webb, Jim Webb, Ted Weeding, Rodney Welham, Vic Welham, Ray Wilkins, Alan Wood, Keith Wood, Roger Wood, Derek Woods, Fred Wormald, Len Wormald, Archie Wright, Jack Wright, Jimmy Wright, Phil Wright, Roger Wright, Ted Wright, Herbert Yorke.

These are the names mentioned in the second book.

Ted Aggis, Mr Ainsworth, Gary Alexander, Doug Algar, Peter Allen, Tony Allen, Mr Amy, Michael Andrews, Shaun Appleby, Robbie Athroll, Nigel Austin, Steve Baker, Jimmy Baldry, Lee Ball, Gordon Banks, Bill Barker, Dan Barnard, Jamie Barwick, Mr Bax, Michael Bedda, Bob Bennett, Major Berners, Paul Blake, Kevin Block, David Bolsover, Ian Bond, C Boon, Edgar Borrett, Eric Bowman, Horace Bragg, Mick Bragg, Jimmy Braybrook, Mr Briggs, Mr Bromley, Philip Brumpton, Bobby Bugg, Ernie Burroughs, John Busk, Michael Button, Peter Button, Arthur Cable, Mr Cadman, John Calver, Craig Catchpole, Clive Catchpole, John Catling, David Catling, Peter Catling, Don Chapman, David Church, Mr Clarke, John Clarke, Alex Cochrane, Trevor Collins, Alf Collinson, Micky Cook, Richard Cooper, Andy Copple, Mr Cordle, Mr Cotton, Cliff Cotton, Dick Crack, Cecil Crack, George Crack, Digger Crane, Ray Crosby, Bernard Crosby, Tom Dale, Les Daley, Paul Davey, Edgar Davis, David Deacon, Alan Deller, Graham Downes, Cyril Driver, Paul Dyson, Mr Edgell, Mr Elmer, Ivan English, Keith Everitt, Geoff Farrow, Neil Fayers, Mick Ferdinando, Ken Field, Barney Firmin, Fred Fisher, John Fisher, Nick Flisher, Jimmy Flood, Sid Foley, Robert Fox, Fred Gamble, Jack Garrod, Ray Gascoigne, Mick Goldrick, David Goldrick, Mr Goodwin, Russell Goodwin, Michael Goodwin, Ted Gorham, Trevor Graves, Mervyn Grimwood, Sean Harding, Tommy Harrington, Brian Hart, Erwin Hass, Bert Haste, Charlie Haste, Alan Haste, John Hawkins, Ian Hawkins, James Hawkins, Steve Hawksworth, David Hazelwood, Robert Hewings, Mr Holden, Mick Holland, Mr Hooper, Michael Hooper, Barry Humm, Jack Hunt, Tommy Jackson, Taffy James, Gary Jarrold, P Jasiewicz, Eric Jay, Ivor Jenkins, Paul Jennings, Conway Jennings, Stephen Jennings, Paul Jennings, Buttercup Joe, Adrian Jones, Francis Kennell, Mr King, Bobby  King, Elvin King, Godfrey King, Mr Last, Ted Laws, Mr Leatherhead, Gerry Leech, Spike Leeming, Andrew Ling, David Lloyd, Nick Locke, Mr Locke, Alf Lucas, Tommy Lumsden, Paul Lusher, Rob MacPherson, P.C. Mann, Fred Manning, Adrian Marshall, Alf Martin, Alf Matthewson, Dick Mayes, Alan Mayhew, G Mayhew, John Mcnally, John McNulty, Brian Meecham, Jack Messenger, Paul Messenger, Bill Messenger, Frank Messenger, Kevin Miller, Stephen Miller, Bruce Miller, Ken Milligan, Donald Moore, Fred Moorman, Hank Morgan, Redvers Moyse, Adrian Naunton, Cyril Newman, Dorothy Nicholls, Graham Nunn, Alan Nunn, Martin O'Leary, Jimmy Page, Stanley Palmer, Ron Parker, Ron Peck, David Perkins, Phil Perris, Paul Phelan, David Piper, Mickey Poppy, Stanley Potter, Mr Quantrill, Martin Ramsey, George Rands, Mr Rands, Alec Rands, Captain Harry Rands, Ian Rands, P.C. Read, Barney Read, Jimmy Reed, Steve Reynolds, Adrian Rinder, David Rinder, Dave Rowsell, Mr Rudland, Trevor Rudland, Ian Rumbellow, Alf Rush, Bill Rush, Ted Rush, Mr Sadler, Andy Saunders, George Scopes, Bill Scott, Phil Scott, Giffy Scott, Jim Scott, John Seaman, Mr Setterfield, Ken Sharman, David Sillett, Roy Simpson, Brian Smith, Murray Smith, Singer Smith, Bill Smith, Neville Smith, Mark Snell, Jack Snell, Nicholas Snell, Reg Snook, Don Southgate, Alf Stannard, Godfrey Stevens, Mr Steward, Bruce Stout, R Syret, Kit Thompson, Russell Thompson, Mark Thurlow, Rick Thurston, Jack Tibbenham, Geoff Turnbull, Kevin Vaughan, Keith Warren, Mr Watts, Marty Wayman, Mr Webb, Albert Webb, Clive Welham, John Wheatley, Andrew Whitworth, Keith Wood, Alan Wood, Vivien Wood, Brian Wood, George Woods, Fred Wormald, Ted Wright, Jack Wright, Roger Wright, Herbert Yorke, Vickers