Melton: Former teammates recollect playing days at 45-year reunion
PUBLISHED: 12:15 28 August 2014
Old teammates gathered to mark the 45-year reunion of a Suffolk football club and remember departed friends.
More than 50 Melton Youth Club FC Old Boys met at St Audry’s Sports and Social Club, near Woodbridge – many for the first time since 1968-1970, when the team entered the Ipswich Sunday Morning Football League.
The occasion also marked fond remembrance of the late John Fair, manager until 1993; Richard `Nutty’ Edwards, a local sportsman, fundraiser and council employee; Alan Richardson, who died just a few weeks before the event; Ian Murray and John Whittaker.
The event was organised by Bob and Liz Huddlestone, Richard and Jane Milldown, and David and Sylvia Milldown.
One ex-player, Richard Hawes, originally from Melton but now in Florida, was able to appear via Skype.
An annual reunion is now planned at the same venue.