Former Bridlington man's Hull City book aiming to raise funds for Tigers hero Chris Chilton

A lifelong Hull City supporter has written a new book about the club, with the profits from its sales going to support Tigers legend Chris Chilton.

Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 11:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2021, 11:08 am
The book's author John Forth.

Author John Forth, who lived in Bridlington as a teenager but now lives near Northallerton, has turned the clock back to the 1965-66 season, what many fans call the ‘best year’ of Hull City.

Profits from sales of the book will go towards the Chris Chilton Appeal, which has already raised almost £40,000 towards specialist respite care for “Chillo”, who has dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Forth said: “As a teenager I was based in Bridlington. One of my great interests at that time was watching and cheering on Hull City FC and now after almost 60 years I am still an ardent supporter of ‘The Tigers’.

“I recently discovered that a boyhood hero and centre forward, Chris Chilton who played for Hull City in the 1960’s isn’t in the best of health and a Chris Chilton Appeal has been launched so that much-needed funds can be raised so that Chris can receive the care he needs.

“I decided to research and compile a book called ‘Hull City 1965-1966 nostalgia’.

“It turns back the clock to the ‘’best year’’ of Hull City, with a nostalgic look at The Tigers’ 1965-1966 Football League Division Three championship winning season.

“I just hope the book will evoke some fond memories for so many people.”

Copies of the fully illustrated book which is A4 size and 167 pages long, are available direct from John Forth.

It costs £20 plus postage and profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Chris Chilton Appeal.

Contact John by e-mailing: [email protected] or by calling 07741253521.

Chilton, 77, is Hull City’s all-time top scorer, with 222 goals in all competitions in 415 games.

Anyone wanting to donate money to the Chris Chilton Appeal can do so on https://www.gofundme.com/f/chris-chilton-appeal?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet