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Minutes’ applause at tomorrow’s match

29 August 2014

Club to pay tribute to recently deceased trio and fallen servicemen at Burton Albion match.

Prior to tomorrow’s match with local-rivals Burton Albion, there will be a minutes’ applause in remembrance of Paul Aldread, Roy Palmer and Harold Calvert, who have all recently passed away.

The minutes’ applause will be preceded by the playing of ‘The Last Post’ in tribute to the fallen servicemen, who lost their lives during World War One – the outbreak of which was 100 years ago this month.

In Memoriam: Paul Aldread
The club was saddened to learn of the passing of one of our former players. Forward Paul Aldread, who scored three goals in 12 appearances for us between September 1965 and April 1967, died on Thursday 14 August. He was aged 67. After his spell with us, Paul went on to play for Bentinck Welfare Juniors, Corby Town and Sutton Town. In later life, he enjoyed playing cricket and was a regular for Mansfield Hosiery Mills. We would like to send our deepest sympathy to Paul’s family and friends.

In Memoriam: Roy Palmer
Everyone at the club would like to send condolences to the family and friends of Roy Palmer, who recently passed away, aged 66. A Stags’ supporter for over 50 years, Roy was a loyal supporter, even when he moved to live outside the local area. He regularly watched home games from the lower tier of the Ian Greaves Stand and was part of a family who loved the Stags. Roy will be sorely missed by them and his close friends.

In Memoriam: Harold Calvert
It was with sadness that the club learned of the death of Harold Calvert, a season ticket holder who had fond memories of our two and only trips to Wembley Stadium within the last 30 years. Harold, who died aged 80, was said to have enjoyed watching forward Dudley Roberts and winger Jim McAffrey during his many years of attending Stags’ matches. The club sends our condolences to Harold’s family and friends.

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