Histon Club Profile
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Histon : Club Background

Histon Institute were formed in 1904, hence the nickname 'The Stute' presumably, and played under that title until 1951. They were an amateur side for most of their history, playing in the Cambridgeshire League from 1904-1948, the Spartan League from 1948-1960, the Delphian League from 1960-1963, the Athenian League from 1963-65, and then the Eastern Counties League, until joining the Southern League in 2000.

To say they never did anything much, except change leagues, until the Nineties would be something of an understatement. However in recent times things have got a bit livelier. They were relegated to the Eastern Counties First Division in 1995, but got back to the Premier Division as runners-up after two seasons. Their best finish in the Southern League Eastern Divison of runners-up in 2003-04 coincided with the reorganisation of the pyramid, and they now find themselves in the Southern League Premier Division, and are going well in fifth place. Their average league gate this season is 331, up from 256 last term.

This is the first time they have made the F.A. Cup Proper, their previous best being the Fourth Qualifying Round in 1989-90. They must like the number four. Their best in the F.A. Vase was Fourth Rounds in 1996-97 and 1997-98, and there was a Fourth Round in the F.A. Trophy in 2000-01.

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Histon : We've Met Before
Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Histon

04/12/2004AwayFAC2W3-12564Jevons 52, Johnson 57, Odubade 90

Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Histon


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Histon : Club Information
The Glassworld Stadium,
Bridge Road
(click for map)

Telephone Number : 01223 232301
Fax : 01223 237373
Clubcall :

Chairman : Gareth Baldwin
Press Officer : Steve Wells
Club Secretary : Mrs L. Baldwin
Manager : Steve Fallon
Head Coach : John Beck
Capacity : 2,600
Seated : 250
Covered Terrace : Some, including part of the area allocated to away fans we're told.

Record Attendance : 6,400 v King's Lynn, F.A. Cup, 1956

Nickname : The Stutes
Colours : shirt - red and black stripes; shorts - black; socks - black
Midweek Games Played : Tuesday

Tickets : 10.00 adults, 5.00 all concessions - but don't worry too much, this match is just about to sell out.
Disabled Provision : Er, we don't know.

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Histon : Directions To The Ground

Treat as if going to Cambridge United.

By Road

At the termination of the M11 take the A14 exit eastbound towards Newmarket. After a couple of miles drop off onto the B1049 north for Histon and Impington. The stadium is about a mile up, just off the B1049, on the east side of Bridge Road.

By Rail

There are frequent services to Cambridge Railway Station from King's Cross. Three or more an hour on a Saturday, with the fast options taking three-quarters of an hour and the slow trains up to one hour twenty. However Cambridge station is around four miles from Histon and traffic in the city horrendous on a Saturday, so leave yourself plenty of time for the taxi journey. There should be plenty outside the station.

Alternatively there is a country station at Waterbeach. One train an hour from King's Cross, at forty-five minutes past, stops here. Journey time 53 minutes. Westbeach is around five miles from Histon. The taxi service in Westbeach is Panther Taxis, tel. 01223 715715.

By Bus

C7 from Cambridge Station.

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Histon : Web Resources
Web Sites

Histon Football Club

Web Message Boards

Histon Football Club
E-Mail Mailing Lists

None known.

Local Press

Cambridge Evening News
Histon & Impington Crier (a monthly publication)

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Histon : Food & Drink
General :

Histon and Impington, which seem to be almost one place but doubtless the locals will tell you different and be able to tell someone from the other side at a 1,000 paces during a hurricane in the middle of the night, make up a small town with six pubs.

Club Bar :

There is a supporters club, but the word is it will not be open.

Local Pubs :

Boot Inn: Opens at 11.00 a.m. with food from noon.
Boot Inn, 1, High Street, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB4 9LG. Tel: 01223 566446. Map: Click Here.

King William IV:
King William IV, 8, Church Street, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB4 9EP. Tel: 01223 233930. Map: Click Here.

Red Lion: Cambridge & District Pub of the Year, 2003. Free house divided into a quiet lounge, where food is served at lunchtimes, and a livelier public bar. Ales include Milton Minotaur, Everards Beacon and Tiger, Oakham Bishops Farewell, a range of Belgian bottled beers, plus guests. There is a strictly enforced ban on using mobile phones on the premises. Has own parking. Saturday opening is 11-11, with food in the English style from 12.00.
Red Lion, 27, High Street, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB4 9JD. Tel: 01223 564437. Map: Click Here.

Rose & Crown: Open from 11.00. Food limited to the sausage and bacon filled roll variety.
Rose & Crown, 2, Glebe Way, Impington, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB4 9JB. Tel: 01223 232448. Map: Click Here.

The Barley Mow: Specialises in Thai food, but unfortunately on Saturdays not at lunchtime. Evening meals start from 6.00 p.m.
The Barley Mow, 7, High Street, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB4 9JD. Tel: 01223 234071. Map: Click Here.

The Railway Vue: Closest pub to the stadium. Open all day from 11.00 a.m.
The Railway Vue, 163, Station Road, Impington, Histon, Cambridgeshire, CB4 9NP. Tel: 01223 232426. Map: Click Here.

Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You :

Hard to tell. If they orientate themselves towards that seat of cosmopolitan learning, Cambridge, then they should be comprehensible. If they are part of the rustic Fenland scene then it's webbed toes (with six on each foot), and incest vying with witch burning as the main local hobby.

Top-Tip :

Hone your patronising "plucky Non-league minnows" and "that was their Cup Final" phrases should we win, and your "the Cup's a great leveller" and "we're concentrating on the league this season anyway" phrases should we lose.

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Histon : Local Amenities
Local Guesthouses and Hotels

Go to A1 Tourism's Online Guide to find Guest Houses/Hotels in the town and surrounding areas.

Other Points Of Interest


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