Christmas Shopping

I’m sure most of you will be aware of the wonderful books about Fulham produced by Ken Coton & Martin Plumb through the Ashwater Press imprint. They’ve had some issues of late trying to engage with the club and this has put them in a difficult position regarding the production of future books. This would be a crying shame as Ken and Martin have produced most of the very best books about Fulham, and certainly filled the void that exisited from the official side for many years. Both Richard and I are keen to give Ashwater any assistance we can and so, it is with a slightly shameful face (I should have done this weeks ago!), I finally get round to reproducing their recent advert for the new Ashwater 2012 Fulham Desk Diary.


First of all we would like to thank you all for the calls, e-mails and letters we’ve received from you with regard to Fulham FC’s decision to ‘de-select’ us as a supplier of books and heritage material. We also would like to thank you for all the correspondence that you’ve sent to Fulham as a protest; we are flattered and it is sincerely appreciated. From what we understand, no-one to date has been given a satisfactory reply as to why Ashwater books cannot be stocked alongside those of another ‘licensee’.

Anyway, many of you have asked us whether we could produce something for this Christmas. Well, Fulham’s decision came far too late to finalise any significant book offering, but instead we have provided something hopefully just as good – an ideal stocking filler for Mum, Dad, granddad, uncle, son, brother, friend and any other relative – and a great present for yourself.



With Fulham pictures by Ken Coton and from the Ashwater archive.

It is naturally a proper functional diary, but not your ‘usual’ diary of course ……………..

  • It is a 128-page diary, approximately 9 inches by 6½ (235mm x 165mm).
  • It will be a quality hardback production. It has over 70 colour and black and white Fulham FC pictures.
  • Across five decades of Ken Coton’s archive.
  • Many of the pictures previously unseen or not seen for 30–40 years.
  • It contains detailed captions and Fulham trivia.
  • It contains a weekly ‘anecdote’ relating to Fulham’s colourful history over the last fifty years.
  • A foreword from Steve Pound – MP.

We sincerely hope that you will support us in this project as it could be the basis for next year’s books.

The price will be £9.95, but that’s not much more than a decent ordinary diary, and remember it’s not just a diary – it’s a Fulham book as well! You will be able to collect from outside the ground before the start of the four December Fulham home matches (assuming we haven’t sold out by then).

We can also post you copies. Postage will be £2.25 per copy in the UK (Overseas postage rates available on request). You can order now by sending your details with a cheque for £12.20 payable to ASHWATER PRESS to Ashwater Press, 68 Tranmere Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW2 7JB. Thanks! Maybe you could buy two, one for keeps and one for daily use! We’ll post two copies for £22.

Please Note: We would like to stress that we have printed a limited number this year and 60% of them have already been sold in the last four weeks. For those not collecting we would request that you order soon to avoid a Christmas disappointment.

Any queries or mailed orders, either e-mail or use the Ashwater order line and leave an order by phone on 01344 – 624231

Best wishes – and thanks for your support

Ken Coton and Martin Plumb.

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