City fan John Payne’s new book hits the shelves

Long-time City fan and programme contributor John Payne has published a new book that mines his and his family’s personal history intertwined with Bath City FC and the local area – with John’s father having helped lay the original Twerton Park pitch. Part memoir, part family history, part social history, A West Country Homecoming explores not just what we know but also the many silences and omissions which dot our own personal histories and those of our families and communities. The book features over 100 photos including Charlie Fleming in his prime and promises to tell us “the truth about Bladud”.

A West Country Homecoming is available from The Oldfield Park Bookshop – 01225 427722 priced £14.95.