Reserved Table for 10 + Free Book

Secure your own private table for your family or friends for the 'Olive Grove Years' event at Hillsborough. A table booking is for 10 people and will receive one free copy of Flying Over An Olive Grove, which will be dispatched with your tickets.

Date: 11 November 2017
Venue: 1867 Suite, Hillsborough Stadium
Time: 19.00 - 22.00
Condition New
Mark Metcalf is a football author with a passion for books on the formative years of the game. He has written books on Charlie Hurley, Stan Anderson, Frank Swift, the 1960 FA Cup, the First League season 1888/89, Everton 1890/91, Bury 1900/03, Manchester United 1907/11, Barnsley 1910/12, Sunderland 1912/13 and 1935/37, England's top scorers and the rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United. Mark also works as a freelance journalist, particularly for the Big Issue North magazine and the publications of Unite the union. Mark has previously worked with the Manchester United Disabled Supporters Association on two books charting their achievements. In 2013 Mark, with the assistance of his friend Robert Boyling, ended the 125 year mystery on who scored the first League goal on 8 September 1888. Mark has travelled the world watching football and remains a Sunderland fan with a fondness also for Halifax Town, Bradford Park Avenue and Brighouse Town.

Clive Nicholson was born in 1981 and is a member of the Spiksley family. After graduating from Kingston University in 2003 with a BA (hons) in Illustration. Clive subsequently trained to become an art and design teacher and has worked at Archbishop Holgate's School in York for eleven years. He now lives near Leeds with his partner Karen and their two children Megan and Freddie. This book represents over two decades of research that Clive undertook with his father; Ralph.

Ralph Nicholson was born in 1950 and grew up in Newark-on-Trent. After leaving school at the age of eighteen he embarked on a successful career at Barclays Bank that was to last over 35 years. When not researching the life of Fred Spiksley he is often found volunteering in a small Staffordshire village, where he lives with his wife Lynda.

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