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He was a lovely man, I got to know him and his wife and step son by playing for the pub team where he was landlord. RIP Pat.
I lived 2 doors away from Pat at 37 Upper Walthamstow Rd, Walthamstow around 1950, he lived in a Orient clubhouse while at the Os.He watched me play while at school and invited me to Brisbane rd to look at ground.I always remember Alec Stock calling out "Welton to my office"Anyway l left Walthamstow at 17 not knowing that Pat had asked Stock to take me onto the groundstaff which he agreed, my father did not me, and my mother told me when l was 34,ha ha, l left school and broke into Into the ilford 1st team , They were managed by the infamous Arthur Banner, who got bungs by selling young players like my ilford team mate Dunca Neale( he played 200 games for Newcatle) .He passed me on to Fulham, but l did not make the grade there( l was doing an apprenticeship as a printer at the time, and could not train to the full time l needed to do, continued to play senior amateur for Hounslow Town, played well and was offered a non pro contract and played for Brentford after turning down Man City( another mistake)played for several Amateur sides, and played for Hemel Hempstead for 2 years and guess who coached us Yes Pat Welton.Well l managed 3 smi pros at end of playing, selling one player to Terry Venables whil he was at Palace, do not wish name mentiond but Terry will verify this. A young relation now is a pro at Man Utd, no names, it would embarass him, but has appeared for England youth..Have lived in Spain for last 12 years and still follow the old news.Hope you have this trip down memory lane.
He was my great uncle and my dad constantly mentions him, he was very much loved. To this day my family still support Spurs for him.
24-08-20Eartha Kruft Welton
Pat was PE master at Forest School in my time there in the 1960s. He lived in a house that backed on to the gym. He taught us all sorts of aspects of PE but never football - that was in the hands of the ex-Blues on the teaching staff. When my mother told me about his success with the England under-18s, I managed to persuade him to teach us some soccer skills in our last year. It was incredibly instructive. He had a pitch with squares marked on it and his whole emphasis was on swift control, few touches and moving to where you wanted the ball played to. He was a terrific coach - Jonathan Edmunds (Forest School 1960-7).
I didn't know of Pat until he became the land lord of the Old Friends pub in Greenwich. I was part of the football team that played for that pub that Pat also coached. I have fond memories of him and that time. RIP Pat, and thanks.