Obituaries


Dave Dodson - goalscoring winger

Posted on 9th Jun 2024 by David Taylor

Dave Dodson Dave Dodson Dave Dodson Pompey’s goal scoring winger from the early sixties passed away recently at the age of 84.   Starting his career at Arsenal and being selected for England Youth eight times between 1956 and 1957 Dave moved …

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Brian Snowdon - man mountain

Posted on 15th Aug 2023 by David Taylor

Brian Snowdon passed away recently at the age of 88. He spent four years at Fratton Park and played a key role in Pompey’s winning of the Third Division title in 1962. The centre-half – who spent his National Service with the Royal Air Force …

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Mike Barnard - All Round Sportsman

Posted on 12th Jul 2023 by David Taylor

Mike Barnard obituary Born in Portsmouth on 18 July 1933, the former Portsmouth Grammar Schoolboy was an all-round sportsman and represented both his home city and county in the sports he loved - football and cricket. The youngest of four sons …

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Ray Hiron - Local boy came good

Posted on 31st May 2023 by David Taylor

Ray Hiron passed away on 5 April 2020 at the age of 76.  Despite that being during the height of the Covid19 pandemic his death was the front page story in the News such was his popularity. Born Raymond Michael Charles Hiron on 22 July 1943 in Go …

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Peter Harris - Record goal scorer

Posted on 26th May 2023 by David Taylor

Peter Philip Harris, footballer: born Southsea, Hampshire 19 December 1925; played for Portsmouth 1944-59; capped twice by England 1949-54; married; died Hayling Island, Hampshire 2 January 2003. The durable, diamond-bright brilliance of the right-w …

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Gordon Dale - Wizard on the wing

Posted on 21st Apr 2023 by David Taylor

  Gordon Dale was born in Worksop on 28th May 1928 and on leaving school joined his local club Worksop Town. It was there that he was spotted by Chesterfield just fifteen miles away and signed for £500 in February 1948.After time in the Spireite …

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Alex Wilson - Loyal Servant

Posted on 21st Apr 2023 by David Taylor

Alexander Wilson was born on 29 October 1933 in Buckie in North East Scotland and joined Pompey straight from school. He travelled to Portsmouth in 1949 for a trial and he made his debut, replacing the injured Jimmy Dickinson, at Derby back in Octo …

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Cliff Portwood - Mr Twinkle Toes

Posted on 29th Mar 2023 by David Taylor

Cliff Portwood 1937 - 2012 Cliff Portwood yesterday morning (10 January 2012) lost his long battle against a lung complaint, a battle during which he always wore a smile. He passed away in the presence of his family in Basingstoke Hospital, he was …

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Albert McCann - Bend it like Albie

Posted on 29th Mar 2023 by David Taylor

Albert McCann 1941-2012 It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce (January 2014) the death of one of Pompey`s much loved sons of the sixties, Albert McCann. Albert was seventy two and had been ill for some time.Albert was born on 1 November …

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