Cowdenbeath FC 1880-2020

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Cowdenbeath FC 1880-2020

Post by cowdenbeather » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:26 pm

From CFC Website/Facebook

Cowdenbeath FC – A History 1880-2020

They do say when life gives you lemons you should make lemonade! Well we decided to take that advice.

The abbreviated 2019/20 season meant the award winning Blue Brazilian Matchday programme was not produced for the last 3 scheduled home League games at Central Park. That though instead allowed time to look at another publication project to suitably mark the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Club.

We are therefore delighted to confirm that now available is the three volume History of Cowdenbeath FC 1880 - 2020. It really is a must have for every Cowdenbeath fan — for the first time the full story of Cowdenbeath FC can be told - from Mrs Margaret Pollock buying the first football ever seen in Cowdenbeath in 1880 right up to lockdown 2020 and everything in between!

The 3 volumes tell the story of Cowdenbeath FC in words and pictures (over 250 pictures are included).

Part 1 - The Signalmen - covers the club’s most successful period 1880 to 1940
Part 2 – The Miners - looks at the Post-War era 1940 to 2000
Part 3 – The Blue Brazil - covers the turbulent and exciting 21st Century Cowden

Each volume is 52 pages (with no adverts) adding up to a 156 page history of Cowdenbeath FC. Each individual booklet is priced at £4. To purchase all 3 by post will cost £13.50. Individual volumes are £5.70 (including postage). The best method to get your copies for now is by making a £13.50 donation to Cowdenbeath FC's Club 135 appeal via the club’s website and that figure will automatically trigger an order. ... c&docId=69

Otherwise e-mail or Facebook message the club or the secretary David Allan ( You can phone David on 07885 606759. Any cheques should be made payable to Cowdenbeath Football Club.

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Re: Cowdenbeath FC 1880-2020

Post by ScottishFA » Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:37 am

I've already received my set of Cowdenbeath histories, and would just like to say that David has done a magnificent job. They are entertaining, well designed and a joy to read. Highly recommended!

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Re: Cowdenbeath FC 1880-2020

Post by prorege » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:19 am

I would agree with all of that. The photographic content is particularly good with many pictures I had never seen before.

David has not mentioned the two other superb historical booklets produced by himself in the last year - commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Cowden's promotion season in 1969/70 and their Division One season of 1970/1. They are in the same style as the 3 historical booklets and provide unsurpassed detail on these momentous seasons for the club.

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