Cecil Flack

The following obituary by C D Bullen first appeared in the Orwell Bulletin in June 1990

In recording the passing of Cecil Flack sometime in late December last year, soon after his 80th birthday, one is well aware that although he was born and educated in the village, he will be best remembered by those who played football with him in the successful team of the late twenties and early thirties. The surviving members who come to mind are Clifford Miller (Captain), Ollie Flack, Harry Wilsher, Fred Waldock and Frank Neaves. During this period Cecil also held the office of Secretary.

Photo:Orwell F.C 1928-29 Cyril Flack 2nd from the right back row

Orwell F.C 1928-29 Cyril Flack 2nd from the right back row

Photo:Orwell F.C 1928-29 with players names

Orwell F.C 1928-29 with players names

In the mid thirties he left his trade of carpenter joiner to join the Metropolitan Police where he continued to enjoy his football. He would also make himself available for selection whenever he came home on leave and he continued to do this for a time afer the last war.

Soon after his retirement from the Police Force, Cecil lost his wife but he still moved to Wiltshire to be near his daughter,as planned.  It would be true to say that he never really recovered from his loss and did not enjoy the best of health in his latter years.

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