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Norman Allchin RIP

Norman Allchin

Sad passing of long-term supporter

The club has been advised of the very sad passing of long time Angels supporter Norman Allchin who lost his battle with Alzheimers last week.

Norman was a long time supporter, with many friends at Tonbridge Angels. He became a regular supporter of the club in 1958, following the Lewisham train disaster in which he lost his father and was consequently taken to the Angel by a friend’s Dad. Local folklore has it that Norman was one of only a handful surviving that were at the opening game in 1948. While it cannot be ruled out that Norman’s Dad might have taken him, his wife Carol does explain that he would have been only three years old!

Through the late 1960’s and into the early 70’s, Carol and Norman ran the bar in the old pavilion at the Angel and he continued to remain a proud supporter of the club, home and away, as a season ticket holder and an owner for many years. 

Carol has asked we publish the note below so that his Angels’ friends can attend the Celebration of Life planned for 22nd July. 

It is with great sadness that we have to share that my darling Dad lost his fight with Alzheimer’s on Tuesday, 20th June. He was amazing and fought this cruel disease right until the end. He was an amazing Dad, husband, grandad and friend to many and he will be missed so much.

He had chosen not to have a funeral – as he wanted everyone to celebrate his life – and this is to be held on 22nd July at Poult Wood Golf Course between 1pm and 4pm. Please no black (he hated it).

If you would like to attend could you let either Carol or Debi know (just for catering purposes) at norcar@sky.com 

Everybody at Tonbridge Angels offer their sincere condolences to Carol and her family and our thought are with them at this difficult time.

Published Monday 26th June 2023