Sir Stanley Matthews Named Citizen of the Century

Sir Stanley Matthews was named Stoke-on-Trent’s Citizen of the Century on Wednesday night during the celebratory dinner held at the Kings Hall.

Jean Gough, daughter of the former Stoke City and England footballer, accepted the centenary bowl and gave an emotional speech recalling her father’s life and achievements.

The event was attended by over 300 guests including Citizen of the Century nominees and representatives, city councillors, and other distinguished visitors.

The full list of nominees were:

“¢ Phil Taylor
“¢ Robbie Williams
“¢ Gordon Banks
“¢ John Baskeyfield
“¢ Loes Ashley
“¢ Arnold Bennett
“¢ Doug Brown
“¢ Clarice Cliff
“¢ Sir Oliver Lodge
“¢ Sir Stanley Matthews
“¢ Reginald Mitchell
“¢ Millicent, Duchess of Sutherland

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I was Abbey Hulton born and bred, now live in Meir Hay. I'm married to Nita, we have 2 kids Tom 19 & Amy 17. I'm the Managing Director of a local aluminium stockist. I'm also a radio presenter and presented sport on radio for a number of years, more recently for Focal Radio. It was on Focal that I got the chance to present a programme of my favourite music genre which is Soul & Smooth Jazz. The programme was really popular and attracted overseas listeners online. Look out for our new venture www.6towns.co.uk - Community Radio for the good folk of the 6 Towns! I was the original creator of the blog Pits'n'Pots which gained some credibility when Mike Rawlins joined the site and has now blossomed into this site. I love sport particularly Golf & Tennis. I packed up playing football some years ago when I started picking up lot's of fines for bookings from late tackles! I play golf at Leek Golf Club and Tennis at Draycott Sports Centre.

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