FGR vs Bristol Rovers

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 Not Sherwood FOREST

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 Nor Lincoln GREEN,

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 But FOREST GREEN;

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 Not Robin Hood and Little John,

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 But Dale Vince and David Drew;

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 Not outlaws and poachers,

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 But left-wingers and goal poachers;

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 Not the pollution of ‘The Gas’,

9 Leave a comment on verse 9 0 But the clean power of the wind;

10 Leave a comment on verse 10 0 Not the lawlessness of ‘The Pirates’,

11 Leave a comment on verse 11 0 But the traditions of the handloom weavers and spinners;

12 Leave a comment on verse 12 0 Not the slaving profits of Bristol,

13 Leave a comment on verse 13 0 But the anti-slavery arch of Archway:

14 Leave a comment on verse 14 0 COYFGR Levellers and Diggers,

15 Leave a comment on verse 15 0 Let’s try to turn the world upside down



Editor Note : Stu and I will be there! COYG Crispin

Click here to visit Stuart’ Butler’s innovative website::’A Guide to The Radical History of Stroud and the Five Valleys’

Dale Vince, OBE, is a “green energy” former New Age traveller and British industrialist who has become noteworthy as the outspokenowner of the green electricity company Ecotricity He is a vegan.

. He spent time as a New Age traveller. In 1991 he saw his first windfarm In 1995 he founded the Renewable Energy Company] In 1996 he launched his first wind turbine supplying “green electricity”
In 2010 he became a major shareholder of Forest Green Rovers F.C.
Three months after joining the club as a majority shareholder, Vince became the club chairman.

David Drew. Local Labour candidate for Stroud..

‘The Gas’/ The Pirates : The club’s official nickname is The Pirates, reflecting the maritime history of Bristol. The local nickname of the club is The Gas, from the gasworks next to their former home Eastville Stadium, which started as a derogatory term used by fans of their main rival Bristol City but was affectionately adopted by the team.

Archway: The Archway which stands on the corner of the Paganhill Estate in Stroud, and gives Archway school its name, is the only memorial of its type left in Britain, to the abolition of slavery in the British Colonies.

Due to its particular historic interest, in 2007 the monument was upgraded from a Grade II listing to Grade II*. It was built in 1834 as the grand entrance to a Georgian mansion, Farmhill Park, by Henry Wyatt, 1793-1847, a wealthy local businessman associated with the Stroud Anti-Slavery Society

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