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1 month 3 weeks ago #1 by WHEELS
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It has been announced that former Witton Albion Football Club Chairman, Donald Kershaw Mayer has passed away at the age of 84. He held the position of Chairman during the club's time at The Central Ground and was also a local Councillor. He moved to live in Colwyn Bay a few years ago.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #2 by Paul S
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Donald must have been Chairman before my time as a Wittoner does anyone know the era/year(s) that he was? Anyway very sad news RIP Donald.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #3 by Philrobbo
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Early 60s Ken Barnes days at the Central Ground
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1 month 3 weeks ago #4 by WHEELS
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My earliest recollection of Witton is with the Ken Barnes team, I remember Norman Low being the manager.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #5 by WHS
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Strange, I do not think I saw his name crop up in any literature I read whilst researching the book. He must have kept a very low profile.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #6 by C.J.
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Ken was player manager for a period before Norman Lowe ( and I dont think Norman Lowe managed anything lol ) I dont remember Donald tbh kids were not interested in boardrooms, the first Chairman I remember was the legend Tom Stelfox.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #7 by GE
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I remember Don Mayer, a good friend of the late David Leather, both lived on Witton Park & he was a very tall, proud man & a very good Wittoner. I don't recall his time as Chairman but I think he followed Tom in that role. I would imagine Gordon Knop would be the man to fill in the blanks.
When I used to write the programmes I would call at David's for the details of the opposition & the match officials & occasionally call at Don's for his input from the boardroom.

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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #8 by Philrobbo
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On page 90 in the book "Sons of Albion" showing a team photo 1959/60, Don is the tall man standing in front of the stand in the left hand corner of the photo . Some stars in that team .
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1 month 3 weeks ago #9 by eligorton
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As Phil says Don is pictured in between Peter Proctor and George Johnson.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #10 by WHS
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As I said, in all my research I never came across any mention of Mr.Mayer, why I have no idea.
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1 month 3 weeks ago #11 by eligorton
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Quite right WHS - He was a Wittoner and loyal servant who had local business connections just like many down the years !

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1 month 3 weeks ago #12 by WHS
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I am really sorry I have not given him a write up in the book.
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I have been retired for 8 years now and I can confirm two things; You cannot work out how you found time to go to work and it is wonderful to be TOTALLY in charge of your life, with the wife's permission of course. Read me in the Our Town magazine.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #13 by WHS
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I have checked and I do mention him in the list of great Wittoners as D. Mayers. He deserves more by the sounds of it though.
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1 month 3 weeks ago - 1 month 3 weeks ago #14 by Charliebel
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Bit before my time however my dad said he was the proprietor of Kershaws wholesale fruit and veg which was on Witton Street just down from where Witton Street surgery is now.
My dad said he was better known as Don Kershaw
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1 month 3 weeks ago #15 by WHS
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NOW I know who you mean!!
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