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Newsletter – Winter 2018

Welcome to the ‘winter’ newsletter. We hope you all had a good Christmas and New Year and are managing to keep warm in the bitter winter weather. Mind you, if you read the press at the moment it might make you hot under the collar with Chelsea apparently in crisis and about to part company […]

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Brompton Cemetery Clean Up

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust  Clean-Up group are planning another day at Brompton Cemetery on Saturday November 11th for a tidy up of the sites we have worked on previously and to plant some bulbs on or very close to the graves. We recently visited the cemetery for a recce and flowering bulbs have been purchased […]

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Newsletter Autumn 2017

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust Autumn Newsletter is now available. It covers the recent Annual General Meeting and election results; the date of the next Special General Meeting;  a report on the latest supporter issues and the unveiling of the Jack Whitley Memorial. You can download the newsletter here: Chelsea Supporters Trust Autumn Newsletter 2017

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JACK WHITLEY MEMORIAL TO BE UNVEILED

On Saturday 30 September a short service will take place to mark the placing of a memorial stone on the grave of Jack Whitley at Brompton Cemetery. The grave for Whitley, who died in 1955, was previously unmarked and funding for the stone was raised by a crowdfunding campaign organised by the Chelsea Supporters Trust. […]

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Jack Whitley Update

The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust would like to say thank you for the incredible generosity that not only Chelsea supporters, but supporters from many other clubs have shown in helping us reach our initial target so quickly. The crowdfunding site will remain open until July 4th and we welcome donations going forward which in addition to […]

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A Fitting Memorial to Jack Whitley

Weʼre raising £5,500 to recognise former Chelsea FC player, Jack Whitley, with a memorial on his grave in Brompton Cemetery Go to our Just Giving page to donate.  Read below to find out more about the background to the project or a short piece endorsing the project on the official Chelsea FC web site. In […]

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The continued search for Chelsea FC’s heritage

Our firmly established Brompton clean up group reconvened on 8 October 2016 during another international break.  The intrepid gardeners gathered at the Fulham Road gates of Brompton Cemetery and did the rounds of the final resting places of Messrs Janes, Kirby, Maltby and Mears, tidying up around the plots and leaving them clear and accessible […]

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Jack Whitley – in search of a loyal past Chelsea player

As part of our ongoing Brompton Cemetery clear up sessions and club heritage work, Rick Glanvill, Chelsea FC’s historian, has been finding out more about one particular past Chelsea player: 11 April 1878 • Born Seacombe, Cheshire, England Joined Chelsea aged 29 in 1907, having previously played for secretary-manager David Calderhead at Lincoln City. Goalkeeper […]

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Return to Brompton Cemetery – 6 August 2016

On a blisteringly hot and sunny Saturday in August, we returned for our third visit to Brompton Cemetery to continue the great clear up work from previous visits. Unfortunately, weeds and bramble have a nasty habit of growing back, so our first job was to remove the regrowth from the grave of Alfred Frederick Janes, […]

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Next Brompton Cemetery Clear Up Project Visit

The third outing of the CST-organised working party to tidy up Chelsea graves in Brompton Cemetery is at 11.00 on Saturday 6 August 2016.  As before, we will meet at the Fulham Road gates.  Both our previous sessions have been productive and enjoyable so if you are free, why not come along. Tools, gloves and […]