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Oldest Town Player Trenter Dies
Monday, 29th Jul 2019 16:23

Former Town winger Ron Trenter, who was the oldest living Blues player, died on July 25th aged 90.

Ipswich-born Trenter joined the club from Whitton in in 1946 and made the first of the three first-team appearances against Crystal Palace in May of the same year.

Nicknamed ‘Brassy’, Trenter played his final game for the first team in August 1951 before departing for Clacton Town.

Wing-half Len Fletcher, also 90, who still lives locally, is now the club’s oldest living player.

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runningout added 16:29 - Jul 29
RIP Ron Trenter. Sad times on all fronts

ThatMuhrenCross added 16:33 - Jul 29
RIP. Those shin pads, by the way....!!!

IPSWICHMOUSE added 16:36 - Jul 29
R.I.P Mr Trenter......Football in them days was a brutal affair......

BlueArrow added 16:53 - Jul 29
Always sad to lose a blue RIP Ron condolences to the family.

whosroundisitanyway added 17:01 - Jul 29
ADIDAS, Can we have that kit next season please.

monty_radio added 17:32 - Jul 29
My stepdad, who passed away four years ago knew Ron as a boy and always referred to him as Brassy. Think they lived somewhere in the Bramford Rd area. He talked about Ron as an example of the days when footballers were often "one of us".

Bluebongo added 17:48 - Jul 29
R.I.P Brassy. Met him several times when he was landlord at The Safe Harbour Meredith Rd.

Farmerpiles added 18:04 - Jul 29
RIP Ron, true blue.

raycrawfordswig added 18:08 - Jul 29
RIP Ron just before my time.

TimmyH added 18:49 - Jul 29
RIP Ron - shame to see our past slowly disappear.

itfchorry added 19:18 - Jul 29
Very sad news - Thoughts with his family

gloucester_tractor added 19:23 - Jul 29
On behalf of Gus and Thelma Stow rip

Dissboyitfc added 19:30 - Jul 29
R I P, Condolences to the family!

herfie added 21:22 - Jul 29
A little piece of our heritage slips away, to join the other blue heroes who now look down on us. RIP Ron. Deepest sympathy goes out to your family and friends.

Warkys_Tash added 22:19 - Jul 29
My Dad was coached by Brassy Trenter and that is a name that always stuck in my mind. Dad said he was a brilliant coach, quality winger and as hard as nails. You wouldnt have wanted a tackle from him!

@twtdPhil, apparenty he moved to Australia?

PhilTWTD added 22:59 - Jul 29

I think that was the case.

Bluebongo added 10:08 - Jul 30
Phil, Brassy did move to Australia for a time and on his reurn ran The Safe Harbour Meredith Rd.

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