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Frank Davis RIP

Frank Davis

We remember one of our former Chairmen

Very sad news has been received today (Wednesday 8th April) of the passing of one of our former chairmen, Frank Davis.  He was 95 and succumbed to Coronavirus on 6th April while in residence at the Birkin Lodge Care Home, Tunbridge Wells.  

Frank was a Board Member in the 70’s and 80’s  who along with other Directors was instrumental in challenging the local authority in the High Court as the club fought to preserve semi-professional football in the town following its ejection from the old Angel Ground.   That battle was eventually won with the result that the club was able to move to its present home, The Halcyon Wealth Longmead Stadium.  

Frank was to become Chairman of the club during the 1980’s and was responsible for the appointment of one of the most successful managers in the club’s history, Phil Emblen.

Our thoughts at this sad time are very much with his family, members of whom are living in West Malling and the USA.  

It is important that we never forget what people like Frank achieved in keeping our club alive and that in these difficult times we also do all we can  to ensure the Angels flag continues to fly over the town for decades to come.  

Our picture shows Frank keeping a firm hand on the Kent League Cup 1990 which the team had just won with a 1-0 victory against Whitstable Town

Published Wednesday 8th April 2020