|Mum and Dad - wartime c.1940.|
Monday, 13 June 2011
John Weston - A Father's Day Tribute: Sentimental Sunday
Sunday is Father's Day in the UK and I am proud to write this tribute to my father, John Weston who was born on 15th April 1912 - the date the fateful Titanic sank.
Dad had a trial for the schoolboys footballt eam, at Birmingham Football Club with his teacher driving him to the city. He was offered a place but his parents refused to let him take it and, as he said, "I sulked for a month". However there was a bit of glory when, as vice-captain his school team entered a cup competition and won - the first ever trophy brought to Brosely. One of the supporters took a pigeon to the match and set it loose at the end to let Brosely residents know the result!
Dad's first job was as an errand boy, delivering orders by horse and cart. Somehow I cannot picture this, as he never showed the slightest interest in horses.