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Ken Woodhouse

20 July 2017

Shrewsbury Town have been saddened to hear of the passing of ex club Chairman Ken Woodhouse.

Born in 1919 Ken attended Prestfelde School in Shrewsbury but when he was old enough enlisted into the Army. He fought in many battles during the Second World War and saw many of his friends and colleagues lose their lives,

He returned to Shrewsbury after the war and joined the family building firm. He became a master builder and was well known and respected within the industry.

Ken had a long relationship with the football club before becoming Shrewsbury Town chairman, a position he held for seven years.

He stepped down as chairman in 1991 and became club president and stayed in that position until 2002 when he moved away from Shropshire to live on the South coast.

Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley spoke on behalf of the club. 

“Ken was one of life’s true gentlemen.

“He served in the Second World War and was a desert rat who fought against Rommel.

“Ken attended private school but it shows the character of the man that he enlisted himself in the army because he wanted to fight for his country.

“He was always polite and got on with everyone but he was a strong and steely character who always kept to his word.

“Ken was chairman who will be remembered for helping the club continue through some tough times.

“He moved down to the Paignton area and would always pop along to see the team when we played Torquay or the other sides in the area.

“He will be missed by everyone at the club and our thoughts are with his son Paul, all of his family and friends.”

 

 


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