The world of football takes me to some interesting places and situations, this time round it was an event organised by Everton FC’s Heritage Society. Charlie Parry, a Welsh international and Everton player from the past, was remembered with a headstone at his grave in Oswestry Cemetery.
He was from the area and had played for Oswestry, hence The New Saints FC connection and why we were there.
Earlier in the day after training, I travelled with TNS players, Blaine Hudson and Simon Spender, and that was entertaining as you can see from the video. I like these road trip videos with the players.
Then it was to the club offices before leaving for the event itself. There’s a time for fun and there’s a time for respect and although Charlie Parry was born in 1870, so it wasn’t a funeral service orand there were no tears or sadness in that sense, nevertheless there was the right pitch of respect in the ceremony.
Everton FC had a couple of official representations, including ex-player, Ian Snodin. I remember, many years ago, when Leeds United signed him and his brother Glynne from Doncaster Rovers.