top of page

York City Memoirs

by Garry Vaux

Foreword by Malcolm Huntington MBE


Thirty former players (including ten Clubmen of the Year) and one manager chart the ups and downs of City's rollercoaster history through their own eyes; the FA Cup runs of the 1930s, 1950s and 1980s; the promotions and record-breaking championship of 1983-84; the battles against relegation, the play-off final at the old Wembley stadium and the famous Carling Cup win over Manchester United.


This unique collection has over 100 pages of memories, both happy and sad, from behind the scenes provide a unique viewpoint and recalls some of the characters who have walked through the gates of Bootham Crescent. A must for any football fan. 


Jack Pinder, Alf Patrick, Cyril Coultate, Sid Storey, Margo Fenton, Gordon Brown, Norman Wilkinson, Colin Addison, Mick Granger, Barry Jackson, Phil Burrows, Chris Topping, Graeme Crawford, Jimmy Seal, Neil Warnock, Kevin Randall, Keith Walwyn, John Byrne, John MacPhail, Keith Houchen, Andy Leaning, Kevan Smith, Iain Dunn, Steve Tutill, Andy McMillan, Jon McCarthy, Paul Stancliffe, John Ward, Paul Barnes, Gary Swann, Paddy Atkinson & Tony Barras

"Some great articles on past players memories of playing for York City my favourite club and confirming that it can be just as interesting if not more so following a lower league club."


"York City Memoirs deserves to be a best seller. It is a poignant reminder of the club's great history and underlines, for once and for all, that City is bigger, much bigger, than one man."


"It's a great read and stopped me doing any work"


"York City Memoirs" features over 20 former City players in their own words recounting their time at Bootham Crescent. A myriad of images are presented, many don’t show the club in a very good light, infectious diseases in the dressing room, lack of respect for managers, lack of respect for players....suffice to say, its probably my all time favourite City book."

bottom of page