Jerry Dawson to be remembered
Cliviger born Jerry Dawson is to be remembered today with the unveiling of a blue plaque to commemorate the achievements of Burnley's record breaking goalkeeper.
Dawson made 569 appearances for Burnley between 1907 and 1928, his last game coming on Christmas Day 1928. He was the regular goalkeeper throughout Burnley's outstanding period that saw them lift the FA Cup in 1914 and win the League Championship in 1921, although he missed the Cup Final through injury.
With war time appearances that figure goes over 700 and that remains a club record as does his 522 league appearances.
He continued to live in Cliviger after his playing career ended and he lived in the village until his death in 1970 at the age of 82.
Now, a blue plaque will be unveiled at 12:00 noon today at Mount Lane playing field, Cliviger and present will be some ex-Clarets who have their home in Cliviger, namely Jimmy Robson, Frank Casper, Colin Waldron and hopefully Stan Ternent.
Fulledge Colts football team will also benefit. They play at Mount Lane and a framed photograph (see below) of Robson's goal at Wembley, signed by him, McIlroy & John Connelly, along with a photograph of the entire Burnley team in defence against Spurs, will be raffled for the team on the day.
It is fantastic news that Dawson, who I once had the privilege of speaking to, should be remembered in this way.
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