Second Up in our End of Season Bees-Up Podcast series is Billy Manuel and Graham Benstead – two players from the Brentford Championship team of 1992 – with tales aplenty from their very successful time at Griffin Park.
With the summer fast approaching, 90 Brentford fans joined the Dave Lane and Billy Grant from Beesotted and a bunch of Brentford legends – Gary Roberts, Francis Joseph, Billy Manuel & Graham Benstead – at the fabulous Drayton Court Hotel in Ealing to see the season off in style at their end of season Pride of West London Bees-Up.
Following on from the Christmas Bees-Up at Fullers Brewery with Carl Hutchings, Richard Cadette and Paul Gibbs and the first Bees-Up at The Globe with Terry Evans, Marcus Gayle and Ijah Anderson, this do was set to be a proper laugh.
And it didn’t fail to deliver.
It was an evening packed with entertainment that went on until the early hours- a magician (a Fulham-supporting magician at that), Tim Clarke the Brentford-supporting comedian, DJ Pricey on the ones and twos as well as two Brentford legends sessions. Even ex Bee Chris Kamara made an appearance to tell a tale bout his ex team-mates.
There was also an auction – raising over £1k for two charities (we’re still collecting the money as we speak) – Brentford Community Trust and CALM – the campaign against living miserably fighting male depression with prized very kindly donated by Brentford Football Club, The Globe and Fullers’.
The Beesotted Pride of West London End of Season Bees-Up podcast will be split into three parts.
Part 1 – Gary Roberts and Francis Joseph
Part 2 – Billy Manuel and Graham Benstead – this podcast
Part 3 – Gary Roberts, Francis Joseph, Billy Manuel, Graham Benstead Q&A –
A big thank you to The Drayton Court Hotel and Fullers’ for making this event happen.
Same again next season.
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