Tributes to former Blues treasurer and fan

The late Terry Nelson.
The late Terry Nelson.
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Tributes have been paid to a lifelong supporter of Clitheroe Football Club.

Club stalwart Terry Nelson was one of the final links to the era of great club men, including Keith Lord and Colin Wilson, and had been involved with the club since the sixties.

He was a huge support to chairmen Charlie Murphy and son-in-law Steve Rush in the Eighties and Nineties, during which time he was both treasurer and chief architect of the upgrading of the Shawbridge infrastructure.

"With his encyclopedic knowledge of the club and love for the Blues, even as his health failed he was determined to know how results had gone," said the club's treasurer Andrew Jackson.

Tributes have been flooding in since Terry's death with messages posted on social media.

Gary Rishton said: "Sad news, great man, looked out for the lads - true gent , RIP Terry."

Steven Haslam commented: "RIP Terry a true Clitheroe legend."

Carl Garner said: "A man with the football club in his heart and a another true gent has left us."

Linda Menzies commented: "A truly wonderful man. It was great working with the man. RIP x"

Lee Cryer added: "Very sad news, top man. RIP Terry."

Terry’s funeral will take place on Monday, April 16th, at 9-40am at Accrington Crematorium, BB5 6HA , with light refreshments after the ceremony in the Clitheroe FC clubhouse, to which everyone is welcome.

Terry’s family have also indicated that should anyone wish to make a donation, these should be made to the Clitheroe FC for their stand appeal c/o Andrew Jackson, 15 Warwick Drive, Clitheroe, BB7 2BG.

The family would like to erect a plaque on the new stand which the club is very much in favour of and there will be a minute’s applause at tomorrow’s game against Goole.