Deakin, Alan Roy
Hi I was raised in the same Street as Alan and at the same time. But did't get to know him, we were up our 'own end' as they use to say. However now I'm a volunteer with Balsall Heath History Society and we are putting together a booklet of 'Stars of Balsall heath`. I have the (nice) job of researching Alan, his career and his connections to BH. The person above who went to school with Alan I would like to hear from, also the guy with the trophy - a family member?
I'm Jim on 07900 624570.
17-04-19 Jim Fitzpatick
I was at the same school as Alan. Mary Street, Balsall Heath. When he left in 1953, the school struck a special trophy for him as the greatest sportsman the school had ever known. He excelled not only in Soccer but at cricket & athletics. If the school had played Rugby, no doubt he would have been an outstanding player in that sport too!
I have this trophy at home, very proud of him. Tried to follow in his foot steps but it isn't as easy as it seems
Do you have any interesting, happy, or humorous memories of Alan?
If so, please let us know and we will be happy to share them with the world!