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Herbert Edward Hucklesby

Herbert Edward Hucklesby

Herbert was born on the 19th April 1867.

He married Esther Simmons (born  1st may 1868).

They had nine children – Lizzie (died 1947); Edward (died 1930); Herbert (died 1964); Edith (emigrated to Australia 24th May 1924); Winnie (died 1996); Joseph (died 1968); Hilda (died 1981); Violet (died 1949) and William (died 1976 in Norfolk).

Herbert, who played back or half-back, turned out for most of the High Town teams in the early 1880’s – Wanderers, St. Matthews, Luton Rovers, Park Rovers, Luton Town (late Wanderers) and then Luton Town.  The only mention I can find for the latter is that he was a reserve for the Luton Town reserves against Oakshott in October 1885.

It has proved difficult to locate much information on Herbert but we are fortunate that he celebrated his Golden Wedding anniversary in 1936.  The following clip is from the Luton News;

Herbert E Hucklesby Golden Wedding 1936

Herbert E Hucklesby Golden Wedding 1936 2

Esther died on the 8th July 1944.

Herbert died at St. Mary’s Hospital Luton on the 25th May 1945.

Thanks to Mike Davage.