Floodlight names – Lewes Community Football Club

Floodlight names


Written by: Charlie

On 15th September 2020, Lewes FC finally replaced its 50yr old floodlights with a gleaming new set.

The original lights were bought thanks to one man, Norman Ashdown, who put on a series of incredible fundraising gigs at Lewes Town Hall in the late sixties, including Pink Floyd. There’s more on that story here.

By 2020, the lights were showing their age and were prone to increasing faults. A replacement set was now crucial and grants were secured but that still left a £34,000 gap. So, the club created a Crowdfunder and, despite difficult economic conditions, hit (and surpassed its target).

Amongst the ‘rewards’ available to encourage donations was the chance to have one of the new floodlights named after someone. Thus, six of the eight received their name – some after club stalwarts, some after local figures and some from the annals of football history.

This page is dedicated to those people and notes why the donors chose them:

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NORMAN ASHDOWN

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FUNDED BY LEWES FC SUPPORTERS CLUB

 

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GEOFF FULLER

“A football fan from birth who never gave up his love for the game at all levels.  A late follower of the Rooks, watching from afar but always wanted to know about our games, never shy to offer an opinion. Dad gave me my passion for the game and the belief that football wasn’t always about winning at all cost – being a West Ham fan he knew a thing or two about coming second in games but still entertaining.  Had a 100% win record in watching the Rooks here at the Pan, a record that spread over 10 years and totalled two games.  Gone but never forgotten.”

FUNDED BY GEOFF’S SON (AND LEWES FC CHAIR) STUART FULLER

 

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JOE ARNOLD

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FUNDED BY JOE’S PARENTS, BARBARA & DAVID

 

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ETHEL TREAGUS

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FUNDED BY LEWES FC SUPPORTERS CLUB

 

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VIRGINIA WOOLF

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FUNDED BY KAREN & CHARLIE DOBRES

 

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LILY PARR

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FUNDED BY KAREN & CHARLIE DOBRES

 

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The two remaining floodlights remain available (names are subject to approval).