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First met Frankie when we used to catch the same no. 83 bus home in the afternoons from the bus stop by the Thirteen Arches near the old Eastville Sradium. His lodgings must have been near my home by Horfield Common. Years later as a Gashead I met him again when we used to play charity football matches for St Christophers Special School. Lovely fellow quiet and so different from how he played football.
I knew Frankie when he first came to Bristol to play for Bristol Rovers, I lived very close to where he was lodging. We became good friends, me being 2 years younger than him and also a B.R.F.C. fan and still am. I met him at Plainmoor a few years ago when I was visiting Torquay, and we caught up on "old times" Today 11/4/2020 I received a postcard from him out of the blue saying he found a letter I had written him in 2007, and was asking how I was during the current virus pandemic, ( I am O.K ! ) Frankie did not give me his address and i would love to reply to his postcard. Can anyone help me please, or maybe get in touch with Frankie to ask him if he would either reply to my e-mail or if possible give me his address so I could respond to the very nice card he sent me. Many thanks.
30-08-20 MARGARET SMITH
As a young man I saw Frankie play for Bristol Rovers v Shrewsbury where I was teaching.He ran the game from midfield-a very good footballer.
24-08-20 Meurig Jones
Became friends with Frank when I organised overseas football groups to visit and train with Frank at Torquay United. He retired from the role as Community Officer at Torquay United in Dec 2014 after over 20 years in the role. He is one of the nicest people you could ever meet, and still as fit as ever. The word Legend was madw for Frank.
Yes agree with the former statements?
Looking at newspaper reports after his retirement from Torqyay United as a community officer he states he still feels 21!
Says it all?
His ex landlord when he played for Bristol Rovers would love to meet up with him. Lost contact but was told he lives in Ottery St Mary, Devon.