We’ve dipped into The Friday Interview archive to mark the reprint of the Maidstone United book Exodus.
Filmed by Stones TV last December, Stones co-owner Oliver Ash visited the club’s former headquarters at London Road for the first time, alongside the book’s author Fred Atkins.
The pair chat about the sale of the Athletic Ground to the now defunct furniture retailer MFI and visit the site of the old reserve team pitch, which was used by the club in the first few years after it reformed.
Exodus tells the story of Maidstone United’s incredible history from the mid-1980s, when the team was known as ‘the Manchester United of non-league football’, through the dizzy highs of winning the Conference and reaching the Division Four play-offs, to the depths of the Woodcut Farm Stadium saga, the doomed takeover bids and the painfully slow rebirth in Kent County League.
Priced at £10, it will be available from the club shop or online from Monday 1 October.