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July 20, 2016

THE RUGBY FIELDS OF FLANDERS – THE FREDDY TURNER MEMORIAL MATCH

I hope by now that most of you will have heard of Freddy Turner, an Old Sedberghian and Captain of Scotland in 1913 and 1914. Likewise you will no doubt know of his great friendship with Ronnie Poulton-Palmer, the then Captain of England.  Both died in the trenches within months of each other. It is a story that so evokes the spirit of Sedbergh that it is in many ways timeless. Over the years and through my time as Chairman I have read about or heard of so many examples of aspects of his short life amongst Old Sedberghians. But...
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