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Peter Dolby

28 February 2019

Club legend has passed away

Shrewsbury Town are saddened to hear about the passing of club legend Peter Dolby.

Peter joined Town from Heanor Town in February 1960 and that started a fifteen-year career with Shrewsbury Town.

Peter played mainly as a defender for Town in career that spanned 365 appearances in total, scoring 29 goals.

During his long career with Town, Peter chipped in with some important goals, especially in the League Cup where his brace helped Town beat Everton at the Gay Meadow.

After retiring from football Peter remained in Shrewsbury where he took his coaching badges while running a newsagent on Hereford Road, before becoming a teacher.

Peter was one of the initial 10 legends associated with Shrewsbury Town who were inducted to the clubs Hall of Fame in 2011.

Peter passed away peacefully at 5.30am this morning with his family present 

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

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Peter’s family and friends at this sad time.

“Peter was a great player but also a down to earth man who will be remembered fondly by many Town fans who had the privilege to see him play for the club.

“We will always remember the story of him cycling home from work past the Everton team coach when we played them in the League Cup, he then cycled back to the Gay Meadow to play that night and scored two goals to put us into the next round.”


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