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Melton: Former teammates recollect playing days at 45-year reunion

12:15 28 August 2014

Lleft to right: Dave Milldown, Bob Huddlestone, Sid Last, Nigel Meadows, Pete Turner and Richard Milldown (4th from right)

Lleft to right: Dave Milldown, Bob Huddlestone, Sid Last, Nigel Meadows, Pete Turner and Richard Milldown (4th from right)

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Old teammates gathered to mark the 45-year reunion of a Suffolk football club and remember departed friends.

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Melton YC FC in front of the Soames coach that took them on tour to Belgium at Easter 1970. 
Dave Milldown (eighth from left), Bob Huddlestone (12th from left), Nigel Meadows (ninth from left), Pete Turner (14th from left) and Richard Milldown (4th from right). Sid Last was not on the tour.Melton YC FC in front of the Soames coach that took them on tour to Belgium at Easter 1970. Dave Milldown (eighth from left), Bob Huddlestone (12th from left), Nigel Meadows (ninth from left), Pete Turner (14th from left) and Richard Milldown (4th from right). Sid Last was not on the tour.

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.

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