..At Selhurst and Upton we'd rot. We see no reason, for one more season away from our Valley not forgot.
(Ed: Apologies for the poetry attempt..)
Plans have been revealed this week for a big Back to the Valley 21 Event on the 1st December by CAFC supported by the Fans Forum and CAS Trust. There is also a Dinner in Ashford on the 5th from East Kent Addicks, and CAS Trust will be celebrating its first Birthday that day also.
December 5th 2012 - CAS Trust Launch & BTTV 20
Last year we were pleased to be able to hold our launch event and also celebrate the 5th December Back to the Valley 20 years occasion in Bartram's with several supporters groups generously supporting a joint event rather than hold their own. It was also well supported by Charlton egends Mark Kinsellla, Keith Peacock, Gary Nelson, Steve Gritt and Bryan Kinsey, and featured an appearance by many of the Valley Party candidates and supporters - who were presented with our roll of honour for contributions to Charlton Athletic. CAFC management were in upheaval at the time and no official events were planned, although Richard Murray chucked a few quid behind the bar at Bartram's. This year marks a welcome return to normal service.
December 1st 2013 - BTTV21 Dinner at the Valley
CAFC will host an event at the Valley supported by the Fan's Forum and CAS Trust, hosted by Jim Davidson, and include among others club Legends Mark Kinsella, Alan Curbishley, Colin Walsh, Chris Powell, and Clive Mendonca - recently named by Lord Grade his top Charlton player ever. For more details click here.
December 5th 2013 - East Kent Addicks BTTV21 Dinner
Another celebration will be held on the 5th December when East Kent Addicks hold their Back to the Valley Dinner, click here for more details.
December 5th 2013 - The CASTrust is One
CAS Trust will also be celebrating its first birthday Secure in the knowledge that the BTTV event will be significantly marked this year, more details to follow in coming days
Why is Back to the Valley important to so many Charlton Fans?
The date of our return to the Valley is something very close to many Addicks' hearts. As many will of course know it marked the culmination of huge efforts by many over a number of years to return us to our spiritual home in SE7. The event is a symbol for what can be achieved when a community stands as one, and fights for what it believes in. In essence it is a major part of the Charlton story and what for many makes us a special club. It acts as a point in our history which reminds us who we are and what this club is all about.
The original poem intact below:
Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England's overthrow.
By God's mercy he was catch'd
With a darkened lantern and burning match.
So, holler boys, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, holler boys, God save the king.
And what shall we do with him?