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Fifties Town Keeper Dies
Fifties Town Keeper Dies
Wednesday, 20th Jan 2010 16:54

Former Town keeper Jack Parry has died at the age of 86. Parry made 154 appearances for the Blues between 1951 and 1955.

The Welshman joined Town from Swansea for £750 in August 1951 and left for Chelmsford City in July 1955. The Pontardawe-born keeper won a single Wales cap while with Swansea.

Parry, married to the late Mary with three daughters and several grandchildren, was a bricklayer both before and after his footballing career. In his later years he lived in London and then Chelmsford.

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wellhungphil added 17:36 - Jan 20
A sad story :-(

I wonder did he go to war, and if he did, did catching cannon balls help in his subsequent career catching those monstrous cow gut spheres they called footballs in that distant yesteryear.

Condolences to his family, his friends, his fans...


bluemonday added 17:55 - Jan 20

RIP Jack

Bluetone added 18:21 - Jan 20
Mick Burns, Roy? Saphin and Jack Parry different era different game. RIP Jack.

runaround added 18:45 - Jan 20
R.I.P Jack

WREXHAM_BLUE added 20:36 - Jan 20
RIP Jack; fellow Welshman.

tom_the_blue added 21:10 - Jan 20
750 Quid! What a bargain

RIP fella

ShefTractor added 02:53 - Jan 21
Wish we'd paid that for Delaney

Swampy added 15:14 - Jan 21
RIP Jack
you were the first Town keeper I saw between the sticks
Div 2 1953

quillpen added 11:03 - Feb 1
A great Keeper. A lovely man, great memories of a great player and good friend whom I had the privilige of playing in front of. R.I.P.
Ray Dixon

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