Is the death of a Thomas Belton as reported in the Telegraph that of our former Chairman ?? UTWI
somebody on Twitter said a former director had recently died without naming him, so possibly.
It looks as though it is Tom who has died. He was a good chap, a pig farmer from Amcotts iirc and like Steve W. and others ran the Club “as a hobby”. They were far happier days, weren’t they?
I saw that but thought that he had to be too young.
Son of, maybe?
He was 77 which seems about right to me.
I delivered Tom’s heating oil back in the day to his house at Amcotts, he also had a bungalow in the village that I delivered too. Nice chap, had many a chat with him about his time with the Iron and indeed Hull where he went too after us, proper old school in his outlook which looking at what we have now isn’t a bad thing IMO. He would never pass comment on the current owner but he spoke highly of Mr Wharton. Sorry for his family, RIP Tom, a proper gent.
Also saw that, age confused me a little.
Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. Knew how to run a football club.
When I chatted to him in my late teens, on occasion, he did not seem to be just 7 years older than me. I would have said at least 20+.
I think I can also recall him shooting at Normanby from time to time when I was even younger.
Probably just me. My ageing brain cell gradually fading away.
My Dad knew him quite well and thought him a decent bloke.
I also remember helping to clear a Dutch barn of rats on land that he controlled. (We killed 80.) But that doesn’t help much – he wasn’t there at the time.
You were right when you said son Les.