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Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry (Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter)

 



abbswolf
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Nov 14, 2017, 5:28 PM

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Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry (Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter) Can't Post or Reply Privately

Very sad news today that Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry has passed away having recently been diagnosed with lymphona, no further news. Larger than life at times, Dave worked in Speedway souvenirs, a loyal Wolves fan who loved both sports, travelling far and wide for both. A good friend, R.I.P. Dave


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grumpydwarf
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Nov 14, 2017, 5:57 PM

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Re: [abbswolf] Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry (Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

Just heard of the sad news, has sent a shiver down my spine
Chocolate sales in Rushall will take big dip!!!
Joking apart.....terrible news about a gentleman who I dealt and travelled with for over 40 years a sad loss to the world of speedway, football and groundhopping.

Rest in peace Ratty


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Nov 14, 2017, 6:08 PM

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Absolutely gutted, only spoke with him on Friday. Wonder if Big Geoff knows


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Just spoken to John Partridge (a non poster) who told me that he was rung by Ratty's brother earlier today who informed him that he was discovered dead by Dave's nephew (who lived with him) when he returned from his night shift last night. John spoke to Dave at around 5.30 pm last night and he was clearly very ill. Very sad news and another enormous loss to the groundhopping community.



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leohoenig
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Nov 14, 2017, 7:49 PM

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Re: [totallyuntamed] Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry (Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I have known "Ratty" for many, many years - right from the start of my groundhopping obsession.
He will be greatly missed by all.



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Jim S
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Nov 15, 2017, 1:10 PM

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A very sad loss to both Speedway and Football, a real good guy. RIP mate


Rob North
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Nov 15, 2017, 1:36 PM

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I met Dave regularly on 'the circuit' in the 80s and 90s. Nice man. R.I.P.


Barnsley Dave
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Nov 15, 2017, 4:13 PM

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So sorry to hear the news about Dave. RIP


Steveb
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Nov 15, 2017, 6:01 PM

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I didn't know him as well as many on here, but I bumped into him at many and varied places over the years. Very sad news.

Thoughts are with his family and friends.




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Nov 17, 2017, 5:57 PM

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Very sad news indeed. I first met Dave at the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia in 2004. Groundhoppers corner at Stourbridge wont quite be the same without him. R.I.P. my friend.


scottsas
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Nov 19, 2017, 12:08 AM

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Re: [Bradshaw] Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry (Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

first met him with his Edinburgh speedway programme stall at Powderhall in late 1980s, and at many football games.
he was on the April Serbian hop, and I spoke with him 10-14 days ago when he had to cancel the current one, he was most disappointed.
Some of us had dinner in Belgrade on Thursday at which Dave Woodings proposed the toast to absent friends and when the majority of the group were here by Friday evening, John Higgins similarly did likewise at dinner, Nice by both.
very sadly missed


Jim S
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Funeral Friday Dec 1 in Walsall - sče Wolverhampton Speedway for full details.


leohoenig
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Mar 7, 2018, 5:57 AM

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As I do at some time each day, I check facebook
There is a notification. It is Dave Rattenberry's birthday.
I am asked to add a message
Generally, I either add some simple message, a sarcy comment or just ignore it.

Now it is just a reminder that he is gone. Only his account remains

Still, thinking of you. Have a Mars Bar on me today



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Re: [leohoenig] Dave "Ratty" Rattenberry (Wolverhampton Wanderers supporter) [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

The memories, the many holidays and the many discussions dont fade.
Enjoy Mars bar heaven, see you soon



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Enjoy Mars bar heaven, see you soon


Hopefully not too soon.....I'm sure Dave would want you to get a few more 'ticks'.



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