Former Rovers’ favourites at book launch

September 1, 2013

Bristol Rovers programme editor Keith Brookman has collaborated with former club photographer Alan Marshall to look back at a decade in the life of Bristol’s oldest professional football club.

A number of former players returned to the Memorial Stadium on Saturday for the official launch of Keith’s new book

‘’The Bristol Rovers Archive Volume 2 –  1991 – 2001


Pictured in the back row of this photo, taken by Neil Brookman, are with Richard Jones, from Tangent Publishing, Keith, Peter Aitken, Phil Bater, Andy Tillson

In the front row are Frankie Bennett, Harold Jarman, Ian Alexander and Vaughan Jones.

So much happened during those 10 years and the photos contained within these pages offer only a tantalising glimpse of some of the players and events that are now consigned to the club’s illustrious past.

Keith has researched and added detailed descriptions of all the images to produce a document that charts the highs and lows of life at Bristol Rovers from 1991-2001.

A decade that began with the departure of Gerry Francis as manager saw so many changes, not least the move back from Bath to Bristol and, eventually a home they could call their own. Managers and players came and went, there were two relegations and another trip to Wembley and some memorable football along the way.

Copies of the book are available from Pirate Leisure and ‘199’ and cost £9.99, with all profits from books sold in those two outlets going to the club.

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