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I was born in December 1941 and growing up I remember Ken Facey and though very young knew he was revered among the neighbours. We lived in Millfields Road and Ken live round the corner in Chippendale Street E5. As a small child and being a 'girl' at that, I remember a very nice young man who pretty much kept himself to himself. I was a tomboy and played football regularly. The boys used to call me out. I don't know if Ken knew this but he always had a nice smile for me.
15-09-20 Christine Mitchell (nee Cook)
A wonderful Versatile footballer , Hugely underrated and extremely loyal to L0 .
I first started paying to see Orient when I was 7 in 1954 .( before then we went in for last twenty
Minutes when the gates opened , and I I’m pretty sure we climbed over the gates on a few occasions . I was looking at players whom I thought had played over 300 games for Orient
Peter Allen , Matt Lockwood , then Ken , and Stan Aldous came to mind I think there is about 8 but I don’t want to refer to books.
I think Ken worked for Waterlows the printers for a brief period as he was manager for a couple of friendlies we played, when I was about 17, he was an exceedingly pleasant man .
But it felt a bit of an antI climax as he seemed so ordinary in relation to my reverence!
09-09-20 John Andrews
I went to school with Ken Facey. It was either Norhwold Road or Upton House
Ken Facey went to Millfields Road School , in Clapton My late cousin played football with him. Ken played for Leyton Amateurs and played in the Amateur Cup Final against Walthamstow Avenue. He signed
professional, and played initially as a right winger, At that time Facey and Pacey were regular strikers.He was an excellent crosser of the ball. He was a specialist penalty taker. He became an inside right and finally a wing half. He was an excellent reader of the game, and scored some spectacular goals.
I wonder if this is the same Ken Facey who played for St Albans City in 1949/50 season.
Stats at http://www.sacfc.co.uk/tpl/player.php?id=1419
Ken was my 82 year old father's cousin his name is also Michael Leonard. We now live in Northampton. Dad used to visit Ken as boys and play football with him we believe in Streatham London there was an older brother Dennis. Dad lost touch in 1962 when we moved to Northampton from Leyton. Dad wondered if anyone new whether Ken was still alive he would be approx 85 yrs old
I heard that Ken retired to near Clacton, but died in 2012
I've been told that Ken Facet ,died in 2012 ,near Clacton on Sea ,at St Osyth
Ken and his wife Lynn used my dads green grocers shop regularly so knew him well .I had season ticket in the old timber stand(green) as a kid in the 50s
Kens mother was my nans sister and watched him many times in the fifties skilful wing half usually No 4 Had the privilege of playing against him in the sixties when he had retired and he was still good made the ball do the work
Anyone know a contact for a sister or niece of Ken, called Pat Facey ? I remember that she lived near Whipps Cross Hospital and was a girlfriend of mine in the early 60's. We met at the Hammersmith Palais.
I lived in Tullis House and Forsyth house. My back balcony looked onto the Facey back balcony overlooking the car park. I went to school with his sons David and Johnathan. David got knocked down by a bus in Well Street. My mum was Rene (Scottish) novelty in the 50s. The Faceys were lovely people. I hope they remember me. My sister was Yvonne