Blog Post by Andrew Whitehead
Steve Bloomer’s Norwegian side of the family visit Derby, England. Alf Quantrill line.
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Derby County is Life.
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After initially visiting to pick out photos of Hughie Gallacher. Today I returned to find pictures of Jack Howe.
Thank You @BBCDerby 🙂
The Gallacher Family on Radio Derby.
26m 30s and 54m 30s.
Thank You Rams TV and Wathall’s Funeral Directors.
Thank You Derby County F.C.
We Did It 👤
The First In The Land !
Finally. All the hard work in Derby has paid off. Thank You to Peter Seddon (Steve Bloomer’s Biographer) and others who helped. Hughie Gallacher will be recognised with a small Brick Tribute in Derby on Monday 13th December at Pride Park. Hughie Gallacher Jr will be coming down from Gateshead with his two sons to see it revealed.
A brilliant morning spent in Gateshead in the company of Hughie Gallacher Jr.
The son of the legendary Hughie Gallacher. 85 Years Old. Lovely Man.
He was well impressed with my Cigarette Card Collection of his father. And all the other things I had collected. Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa
Thankfully he has kept all his father’s memorabilia too.
The legend will always live on.
Two Derby born men.
Two Sons who lost their fathers to suicide.
United in grief.Refusing to let their memories be forgotten.
I gave him a signed copy of my book ‘Pear Tree Rampart’.
The first poem within dedicated to his father called ‘Hughie’.
He also signed some pictures for me of his dad and him together.
I will now turn my attention to erecting tributes up and down the nation for his father.
It starts in Derby.
All but confirmed Hughie Gallacher was not related to Sir Matt Busby.
Both born in Bellshill.
Although Busby might have been related to Hughie’s first wife.
Reclaimed for my people #Derby
Diploma originally presented to Charles Hudson in 1922.
Few months after the death of his Legendary Racing Pigeon – The King of Rome.
Very Rare Genuine Photograph of KOR.
Belongs in a Museum.
If you are not aware of the story behind this legend.
Listen to my friend Dave Sudbury’s song – The King of Rome.
The greatest folk song ever written in my opinion.
Saw it on Monday in a Charity Shop. Walked away. Changed my mind went back later in the day. Shop closed.
Went back on Tuesday twice. Shop closed.
Went back on Wednesday. Shop open.
Bought it. I’m taking you Home old boy. Let’s find out who you are?
What type of motor cycle you are riding? #PearTreeSoldier
I carefully took it out of the frame.
The photo/print seems to be glued onto the board. No getting behind it.The only writing that was in the frame is the numbers.
65 / 48702
What does that mean? Is it a record? Serial Number? Army number? I’ve not given up on it yet. It will find a home
Update 1:”Hiya I have been looking at your post the numbers 48702 are a identity number /service number if you can get to
Nottingham there is a military museum in the castle if you took it there they might be able to help you identify the unit and who the person in the picture might be?”
Update 2: I’m planning to re-home it at my old Pear Tree Community Junior School in Pear Tree, Derby. The children will see it every day
I’ve decided to donate my #PearTreeSoldier Photo to my old School.
Pear Tree Community Junior School will add it to their History of Derby Staircase
Its nice to know that this picture will be looked upon by many again.
To teach the children of Pear Tree about the history of our old Town.
Our people’s contribution.
I am HONOURED to announce that I’ve been nominated for the #Derbyshire Beacon of Hope Award
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Derby City Council
Derbyshire County Council
Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire
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Portland Maverick by Kalwinder Singh Dhindsa