Looking back at the Bees
Bees United is now the lawful custodian of the Brentford FC collection of items, programmes and overall archive. We are building completely new catalogues for all the items and objects. We are building the BU collection too. More news to follow and we will keep you posted

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Bees shirts from the beginning

Brendan Nevin shares his unique Bees shirts history, from the 1890's, claret and blue, to a variety of Red and Whites stripes including the infamous (Griffin Park protests) red and grey. What do you think we can look forward to as the red and white centenary approaches?
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Brentford Football Club, founded, October 1889

On 7 October 1889, a mild Autumnal Monday, Brentford Rowing Club gathered for its monthly meeting. A proposal was put forward for a winter sport to be taken up for its membership to participate in. That proposal was that a “Brentford Football Club” be formed. Paul Briers tells the story...
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Brentford’s Blind Commentary Team

Geoff Buckingham writes, the Brentford FC Blind Commentary Scheme was set up by the Brentford Supporters Club, in the early 1950’s and lasted for a long long time. This was a true Bees inclusive initiative with an illustrious history and famous participants
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The Bees first official trip across the Atlantic successfully took place this Summer but as Jonathan Burchill recalls, there’s been plenty of American connections over the years going back to 1935 or even 1904 if you include Baseball at Griffin Park!
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Bobby Charlton, Some memories from Brian Burgess

The world lost a great gentleman and sportsman as we all said goodbye to Sir Bobby recently. Brian Burgess, former BU Chair, thought he was dreaming back in 1992, when asked to play in a team alongside England heroes Bobby Charlton, Martin Peters and Geoff Hurst
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