PAST CELEBRITY VISITS
JIMMY GREAVES – Valley News Article
MATT LE TISSIER – Wiltshire Times Article
Razor strangles Charlie Birleson (19) for causing Liverpool to lose a game to Sunderland!
Charlie was the owner of the beach ball that went onto the pitch and diverted the shot
into the Liverpool goal. Razor wasn’t impressed when he realised Charlie was in the room.
Although Charlie is a staunch Liverpool supporter, his dad Martin is a Sunderland fan who
thanked his son for the win!! Razor gave us a really memorable evening recounting his life.
England football hero Lee Sharpe visited Warminster on Saturday 20th June in a display of patriotism
after declaring his support for the town’s inaugural St George’s Day Festival to be held next year.
The star, who has played for Manchester United and Leeds United, visited Prestbury Sports Bar in
The Close as the ambassador for the festival on April 23 2010, saying that playing for his country
was his proudest moment. Owner Nick Pitcher said: “We asked him what he thought about the
festival and he said it was about time people celebrated St George’s Day instead of St Patrick’s Day”.
He is very pleased to see a town celebrating this important day and he is happy to support us.
Warminster Mayor, Councillor Tony Nicklin, started off the evening by launching the 2010 festival
before Lee hosted an hour-long talk and signed autographs. Mr Pitcher said: “Lee said he
couldn’t believe he spoke for an hour long. It was such a good crowd and he really enjoyed himself”.
Lee did a question and answer session and when it was all finished, he stayed on and had drinks.
A full house of more than 120 people turned up to watch the star, who has played for his country
eight times. Lee played 265 games for the ‘Red Devils’ during eight years there, scoring 36 goals.
Since he retired, Lee has been working as a TV personality on the BBC’s Match of the Day,
ITV’s Dancing on Ice & Celebrity Wrestling and hopes to do more Public Speaking about his life.
CLICK VIDEO LINK TO SEE A CANDID VIDEO (with some swearing) FROM THE EVENING! VIDEO
GORDON BANKS MBE
The incomparable Gordon Banks, arguably England’s greatest goalkeeper and probably the
finest ever in the world, responsible for the ‘best ever’ save against Pele in the 1970
World Cup against Brazil, gave us a truly fantastic evening on 28th June 2008.
Gordon spoke about his upbringing and all the moments of his brilliant career,
including his part in England’s famous World Cup winning team in 1966.
We are very lucky to have had the superb Nobby Stiles here, who
was also in England’s 1966 World Cup winning team – see below:
NOBBY STILES MBE
NORMAN’S SPECIALLY SIGNED SHIRT