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Memorial Announced To Newcastle United’s Gary Speed

8 years ago
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A field where Newcastle United’s Gary Speed played football as a child is to be named in his honour.

The midfielder grew up in Aston, Flintshire, yards from Aston Park playing field and the local councillors have agreed the move and will discuss the final name, and the wording for a memorial plaque, with Speed’s parents.

Representing Hawarden County Council, Noel Barnes said the field to be named in Speed’s honour is, “no more than 50 yards from his parents’ house”.

“Gary Speed was from Aston, which is part of our area. The members wanted to in some way recognise Gary’s life but decided to leave it for a few months to let the dust settle. There’s been some discussion with his parents, and through them with his wife, about what might be appropriate. A proposal came forward to re-name a playing field which he used as a child. The council agreed that’s what would be done”.

The council will place a memorial bench and plaque in memory of the United legend in the park.



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