Minute’s silence scheduled at Leighton Town in memory of former treasurer and club stalwart

Leighton Town news
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Leighton Town will pay its respects to one of its ‘back row gang’ by holding a minute’s silence ahead of its home game with Potton United on Saturday afternoon.

A week before Christmas the club received the sad news that former treasurer and long-time member Trevor Mead had passed away after several months of ill health.

Trevor joined the club in the mid 80s and became treasurer soon after, providing good support to chairman Bruce Warner.

Both stood down in the mid 90s but both continued to give valuable service to the club.

A Leighton Town spokesman said: “Trevor continued his great commitment to the club and would often be seen at the ground trying to keep the place in good order by tidying up and disposing of old fencing and overgrown foliage.

“Trevor was a regular member of the ‘back row gang’ with Bob, Bruce, Kelvin, Steve Pitt and Iain Mcgregor and many a visiting referee was subject of his Yorkshire humour.

“Opposition players were not immune to his comments either and many must have been glad to get off the pitch as Trevor seemed to remember every foul committed by the opposition during games.

Trevor sadly ended his days in a hospice and he will be sadly missed by his many friends at our club. We send Debbie and his family our deepest sympathy at this very sad time.”

Trevor’s funeral will be at 11am on Wednesday, January 9 at Willow Chapel, Milton Keynes Crematorium.