Tony Brown, popped into the Regis Suite on his way to the Commentary gantry, to present the relative of George Baddeley, whi was very appropriate, because it was the ‘Bomber’ himself who actually did all the ‘detective work’ locate George’s family. George, who made his debut for Albion in 1908, going on to make over 100 appearances for the club, became the oldest player at the time when he made his last appearance for the club in a Division One game against Sheffield Wednesday in 1914, prior to his retirement, and Grandson Josh was on hand to pick up the cap on behalf of the family.
DERBY NIGHT….WITH THE BLUES
The Association was proud to present two caps to the relatives of former players last night prior to the home game with Birmingham City (Wednesday 14th September), in conjunction with the football club.
A second cap presentation was made to Cleeve Carter, the son of Wilf Carter, who made 61 appearances, scoring 12 goals for Albion, between 1949 and 1957, before re-locating to the south coast with Plymouth Argyle.
The Association was also delighted to accept from Dean Waltion, on behalf of the Warwich Supporters Branch, a generous cheque for £250 from Dean, before the kick-off against the ‘Blues’.
On duty before and after the game in the East stand suites, were Paul Mardon, Mark Grew, Paul Raven and Ian Hamilton and on the other side of the Shrine, Chairman Ray Wilson, Secretary Geoff Snape and Treasurer Normn Westbury, were joined by Ally Robertson, Derek Monaghan and Nigel Quashie and family in the Regis Suite for the match which was preceded by a wonderfully observed tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth, by everyone inside the stadium,The Hawthorns silence broken only by the camera shutters operating around the famous old ground..