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  Nov  2003    : This Was Our Love - new compilation CD from Cherry Red
  Nov  2003    :  'Bittersweet: The Clifford T Ward Story' (Biography) 2nd edition out November
  May 2003     : Both of Us 'officially' re-released - first time on CD!
  12 - July - 02 : Memorial Concert CD ("For Cliff and His Friends") now available!
  2 - June - 02  : Home Thoughts From Abroad fourth most popular song in last 50 years!!!
  12 - Feb - 02 : A note about CTW the horse! (Join the Syndicate?)
  15 - Dec - 01 : 1000th, and final, copy of Cliff's biography fetches £750!!!
  20 - Aug - 01 : 'Copy CD' Inserts available
  5 - Aug - 01   : Hidden Treasures (Special Edition) - a few still available!!!
  20 - Feb - 01 : Sheet music for Home Thoughts/ Mantle Pieces Songs
  11 - Feb - 01 : Race Horse Called 'Clilfford T Ward'



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Do you have any rare or unusual photographs of Cliff that you would be prepared to lend the fan-club for copying? If so, please phone Roy Smith on (01299) 825809; or you can e-mail him at:


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(February 2001)

Place Your Bets on 'Clifford T Ward' (No, we're not horsing around!!)

Alan Kenworthy has just purchased a young race horse which he has named . . . yes, you've guessed it - Clifford T Ward!!  It seems it will be around 3 years before the horse is fully trained and ready to hit the big races. However, it does come from a top class pedigree which includes a Derby winner, and a St Ledger winner ridden by no other than Lester Piggot! So let's hope Cliff's name hits the big-time again!


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The  R a c e h o r s e  called  C L I F F O R D  T .  W A R D

(A note from Alan Kenworthy)

THE PLAN is to form a syndicate to put the gelding into training, to race under his now official name, Clifford T. Ward, so that we can publicise the name, and at the same time have fun as racehorse owners.

Last year Clifford himself was very enthusiastic about the idea, even though not a racegoer himself. He has given his written permission for the horse to carry his name.

THE H O R S E (owned by Janet Rimmer and Alan Kenworthy, Silver Birch Stables, Birch, Heywood, tel 0161 643 6863)

He is a bay gelding, exactly two years old, and is the very first offspring of an excellent sprinter and miler called Silver Wizard, from a tough jumping mare called Moonduster who won on the flat and over hurdles and has already produced winning stock. Silver Wizard is American-owned, and won here as a two year-old before going to America and winning nearly $500,000 in races over one mile. His family includes Benny the Dip and several Derby winners in the US, thanks largely to his sire, Silver Hawk who has produced offspring to win over 900 races. Clifford is a big strong horse already, very goodlooking and with a speedy action.

THIS YEAR he will be gently lunged and broken in and assessed by a trainer who has already expressed interest in him. Kirsty Boutflower has had experience of the racing industry in the US and has been a trainer for only two years but has already had some successes. In January she moved to the former second stables and premises of Fulke Johnson-Houghton, in Oxfordshire, with excellent facilities centrally place in the country. Her fees are reasonable, too. AND she is a recent convert to the music of Clifford T. Ward, some of his songs are played to her horses when in the stables. So it has come about that her famous jump-horse Couldn't be Better is listening to a song called The Best is Yet to Come!

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Alan and Janet at or if you would like to know more information abouit the trainer, you could contact her at Remember you are not committing yourself to anything at this stage, only when we have enough members to share the training costs will we contact you again to ask you to make a dcision on whether you want to proceed. The more names we have, the cheaper it will be for each of us! To date we have four names, but of course we need to at least treble that, I am hoping for at least 20 names.

Thanks, Alan.

(For photos, return to 'main page', then follow links 'Articles', then 'A Horse Called CTW'.)


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SHEET MUSIC - For Home Thoughts and Mantle Pieces Songs:

Liz Williams can now supply photocopied sheet music for all the songs on the Home Thoughts and Mantle Pieces albums; either as a complete set (as the original book), or individual songs. For further details and prices, contact Liz at the following address:

Mrs. E. Williams
14 Ellerbeck Close
CA14 4HY

Tel: (01900) 67971
Or you can e-mail her at: .


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Hidden Treasures - Special Edition

- Message from Liz Williams (5 - August - 01) -

What I want to say briefly is that there are a few Hidden Treasures CDs in the special edition grey case for sale (these are destined to become collector's items). The price is 17.50 pounds sterling which includes the p&p to anywhere. Fans are restricted to one copy each. It’s on a first come, first served basis. Chqs in sterling should be made payable to Mrs E Williams and sent to:

14 Ellerbeck Close
CA14 4HY.
Tel is 01900 67971



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'Copy CD' Inserts Available

- Message from Liz Williams (20 - August - 01) -

Coloured inserts have been supplied in the Copy CDs which have been sold over the last 2 years (approx). Anyone who bought prior to this is now offered the opportunity of purchasing them. The artwork for the inserts was provided by Chris Herbert, a member of ‘School Of Thought’ the semi-professional band who so ably provide the music for the CTW conventions. The inserts are exact reproductions of the album sleeves and really do finish the product off very professionally. All titles from Mantle Pieces through to Laugh It Off are available, 8 in all. They cost 40 pence each, post and packing is 50 p to UK, 1 pound to Europe and Eire 1.50 everywhere else. The p&p charge is the same, however many are ordered. Please note that some cutting is required by the purchaser unless there is good reason why this cannot be done in which case I will trim. Any queries please contact me on Liz Williams.

Chqs in sterling should be made payable to Mrs E Williams and sent to:

14 Ellerbeck Close
CA14 4HY.
Tel is 01900 67971



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1000th, and final copy of Cliff's Biography Fetches £750!!!

The 1000th, and final, copy of Cliff's biography (Bittersweet - The Clifford T Ward Story) was put up for auction throughout November - early December (2001), and the successful bidder was Mr. Rob Townsend of London, who bid £750!!!


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Home Thoughts From Abroad fourth most popular song
in last 50 years!!!

June 2002

For the Queen's Golden Jubilee, the BBC - Radio 2 - conducted a survey, over a 3 month period, to discover the most popular songs during the queen's reign. The results were broadcast in a special programme on June 1st hosted by Simon Mayo. 'Home Thoughts From Abroad' was voted 4th! What a pity Cliff is not here to celebrate the result. The BBC Radio 2 web pages give the full results:


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The CTW Memorial Concert CD

"For Cliff, And His Friends"

Now Available!!

(June 2002)

This is a live recording made at the memorial concert which took place in Kidderminster in February 2002, and includes many of Cliff's songs performed by both James Davey, and the band 'School of Thought'. The atmosphere of the day is well and truly captured. It has been regarded by some as the best release of Clifford T. Ward songs this year.

The CD is only available via the fan club: to order your copy send a cheque for £12.00 made payable to 'The Friends Of Clifford T Ward' to: Roy Smith 13 Oakapple Close, Astley Cross, STOURPORT-ON-SEVERN, Worcs. DY13 0JR

For further information about this item, please e-mail:


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(May 2003)

'BOTH OF US' - officially re-released!

'Both Of Us' has now been officially re-released by Cherry Red Records. This is the album's first ever appearance on a commercially available CD. It needs to be said that the sound quality of the tracks is significantly improved from that on the original, 1983, vinyl album; also, it carries one extra track. For a more detailed review of this re-release, return to the 'main page', then from the album list, click on 'Both Of Us'.


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(November 2003)

'Bittersweet: The Clifford T Ward Story' (Biography)

The second edition (updated) of Cliff's biography, by Dave Cartwright, has been published, in paperback form, in November 2003. For more details, go to the book's web page.


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(A Collection of 21 Clifford T. Ward Rarities 1968 - 1980)

- NEW CD -

This new CD is now readily available in your local shops (Cat. No: CDM RED 245). It is, essentially, a compilation of songs from the earlier CDs - 'Hidden Treasures', 'Bittersweet' & 'The Ways of Love', but the recordings are generally of a superior quality - some being taken directly from the master tapes, while others have been re-mastered by sound genius Dave Johnson.

For a more detailed review of this album, return to the 'main page', then from the album list, click on 'This Was Our Love'.

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