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Civic celebration proposed to honour victorious Lowestoft Town stars

08:44 07 May 2014

Lowestoft Town v AFC Hornchurch at Crown Meadow.
Lowestoft Town FC celebrating their win.
Premier Division Play Off Winners.

Picture: James Bass

Lowestoft Town v AFC Hornchurch at Crown Meadow. Lowestoft Town FC celebrating their win. Premier Division Play Off Winners. Picture: James Bass

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Talks are under way to honour the historic achievements of Lowestoft Town – with a possible civic celebration being held to mark the club’s success.

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Local people could soon congratulate “their local heroes” on a potential parade through the town, which could see supporters sharing in the joy of the players, management and club officials at Lowestoft after they secured promotion into the Skrill Conference set-up for the first time in the club’s history.

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It came after almost 2,700 fans turned out at Crown Meadow on Monday to roar the Blues onto glory – as Lowestoft beat AFC Hornchurch 3-0 in the Ryman League premier division play-off final.

Waveney District Council leader, Colin Law, confirmed last night that initial talks with Lowestoft Town officials have been held over the possibility of “a celebration event in the town.”

Congratulating the Trawlerboys on their latest promotion, Mr Law said: “We have already begun discussing the possibility of a celebration event in the town to give the club some thoroughly deserved recognition and for the people of Lowestoft to cheer their local heroes.

“We obviously want to make sure we come up with something that suits the club and hopefully we will be able to announce something shortly.”

Last night, Waveney MP Peter Aldous backed the possibility of a celebration event in the town to mark the Trawlerboys success.

“I think so, things like this are very appropriate,” he admitted. “It is a good way for the community to congratulate the club and say a special thank you.”

In May 2008, Lowestoft Town’s footballers were given a heroes’ welcome by hundreds of fans on a civic parade through the town, which was organised by the council to honour the club’s achievements in reaching the FA Vase final at Wembley.

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