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Book Launch at Newport County Game

17 October 2021

The new biography 'Alfie Biggs Bristol Rovers Eastville Baron' is being launched at The Mem in the Thatchers Bar on Saturday, 23rd October, before the Newport County match between 12:30pm and 2:30pm.

It's a limited edition book about a real legend who has in recent months been included into Bristol Rovers Hall of Fame.

Bristol-born Alfie played for Bristol Rovers from 1953 to 1968 in two successful spells scoring over 200 career goals. In between, he also enjoyed a successful spell at Preston North End and finished his professional playing career with short spells at Walsall and Swansea Town. The Rovers Eastville Baron biography tells the full story of Bigg’s illustrious career and his colourful life story. It has the full support of the Biggs family and includes memories from former teammates of Alfie with a foreword by goalkeeper Howard Radford. We have researched and collected not only details of his professional career but also fascinating aspects of his Army representative football when he played with amongst others Manchester United’s rising young star Duncan Edwards. etc. We have also captured his interesting and colourful life before and after his football career was over. There are many fans memories of watching Alfie play for Rovers and his Sunday league football including some meeting him at the Eastville Greyhound track and playing darts or snooker against him. In recent months Biggs was one of the inductees in the Bristol Rovers Hall of Fame.

If you are interested in reading more of the book, which consists of 180 pages, copies will also be available at £14 from the Club Superstore.

Alfie Biggs Bristol Rovers Eastville Baron is the perfect Christmas present for all Gasheads.

 


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