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23 February 2017

The show proved to be a hit with the club's fans.

Brighton & Hove Albion fans and former players gathered at the Theatre Royal on Monday night to commemorate 20 years since the club left the Goldstone.
Almost 1,000 people attended The Goldstone Days 20 Years On! show, which was raising money for Albion in the Community (AITC), the club’s official charity.
The event was organised by former Albion defender Guy Butters, football commentator and Seagulls fan Peter Brackley and local businessman, Steve Darby.
Among the many former players and managers who gathered at the event were Alan Mullery, Peter Ward, Gordon Smith, Robbie Reinelt, Brian Horton, Graham Moseley, Steve Foster and Kerry Mayo.
On-stage interviews were conducted by radio and TV presenter Garry Richardson and there were a number of video messages played on the big screen. A series of well-received comedy sketches produced plenty of laughs along the way – not least Peter Ward’s supposed live broadcast direct from a beach in America when he was actually, in fact, standing by a camera side of stage.
Fans were also treated to a surprise appearance from Bobby Zamora, posing as a theatre assistant. The Albion legend appeared on stage towards the end of the two-and-a-half hour show to thank fans and the club for the support he received during his incredibly-successful spells at the Albion.

Elsewhere, Seagulls fan and poet John Baine performed his iconic poem Goldstone Ghosts, while there was more than one rousing sing-a-long version of Sussex-by-the-Sea, led fantastically by professional singer Donna Marie Broomfield and members of the Lewes, Glynde and Beddingham Brass Band.

Brackley, who had a starring role in the show, was delighted with how the night went. He said: “On behalf of the organisers and my fellow-presenter Garry Richardson, I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who turned up and, of course, all the ex-players whose attendance helped make it such a special occasion.
“The atmosphere with a full house in the theatre was simply electric, and I can tell you that the enthusiastic response from the fans was certainly felt by all of us up on the stage.”

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