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Aug 31, 2017, 9:31 PM
Brian Ridgeon died Wednesday 30th August 2017.
Brian Ridgeon (Falmouth Town, Falmouth Docks, Cornwall Combination League)
Born in Malta he was in his late 80s.
Councillor of the Cornwall County Football Association (1997-2012), Cornwall Combination League treasurer and Trelawny League member.
As a player, he featured for Falmouth Docks, where he worked in fitting shop as a machinist, and Falmouth Town.
With Town, he played first team games in 1954-55 but played mostly for the reserves in the Cornwall Senior League.
He was a life member of the Cornwall Combination League which he served at club and committee level as well as being the treasurer for over 20 years.
A quiet, well spoken man who was popular in the local football world, he also served on the committee of the Falmouth-Helston League which became the Trelawny League.
His late brother Syd was chairman of and "Mr Falmouth Town" and the two would often be seen sitting at the back of the grandstand at games.
I never knew Brian to say a bad word about anyone., at most Brian would say "he could have done better".
A member of the "old guard" of Cornish football, who would travel with the County team across the country.
The Cornwall Combination committee have requested all its teams to hold a minutes silence before games this weekend, and I expect Falmouth Town will do likewise.
The funeral is likely to be held in Wiltshire where his daughter lives and where his wife is buried.
162 grounds (17/11/17).
New grounds in 2017/18: Charlestown, Chesterfield, Derby County, Looe Town, Mansfield Town, Par Running Track (pitch 2), Rame Peninsula, Stoke Climsland
(This post was edited by John Treleven on Sep 1, 2017, 7:10 AM)