Having spent a lot of these lockdown weeks trying to sort the pile of OCFC material that I have (and hence the three trivia quizzes a few weeks back), there is a question... I know the old OCFC History site that I hosted did get a fair number of viewers before rising costs (and gremlins) prompted me to remove it. So, if I ever could really found the time, do you think there would be any mileage in producing a book covering the history of the club? I don't think it would be particularly cheap to do (I'd have to self-publish), and, though I'd not be looking to make a profit from it, I would certainly want to cover my costs.
Hi Chris, I do not believe we have met but I work for the club as the Football and Sports Development Manager. I did ask Laura to have a chat with you? I feel as a club we have a very proud history and would be interested in developing a project that records that history. We can use the records to create materials for schools etc to get more people engaging with the club. But I also want to tell more fans stories as when I have been chatting to people on matchdays, I always find very interesting ones. There are a few examples of what other clubs have done that we might be able to start with as a foundation.
If you are interested it talking more, drop me a line Ruth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris, I think we could usefully re-run (with a bit of editing) some of the old programme articles we ran from about 2009. I have all the texts on my computer along with some images and other biographical material about old players. When I can scrounge some time away from my current book project I'll look them out.
Chris B, that website (and all the work you put into it) was a wonder to behold and it would be marvellous if you could find a way to get it running again, perhaps through sponsorship? It will make a hell of a book - put me down for one!
There has been a lot of talk of your website on the Oxfordshire sport memory Facebook page, so I’ve thrown up a link to here for people to Bounce about potential for fundraising etc , sounds a wonderful idea to me
Would be worth speaking with Paul Lyon also as I believe a lot of Sheps memorabilia is being looked after by the club