Sports writer's plea on Bill Nicholson

A well-known sports writer has appealed for information about one of Scarborough's most famous sons.

Bill Nicholson, the legendary Tottenham Hotspur manager, was born in the town in 1919 and became a pupil at Gladstone Road Junior School and Scarborough Boys’ High School before joining the famous London football team as a teenager.

Generally considered to be Spurs’ best ever manager, he led the club to the Football League and FA Cup double in 1961 and, by way of tribute, the approach road to White Hart Lane is now known as Bill Nicholson Way.

Brian Scovell, who has already written biographies of such sporting greats as cricketers Brian Lara and Jim Laker, is now planning a new book on Nicholson who died in 2004, aged 85.

Anyone who may have known the late soccer great or who thinks they have an interesting anecdote is urged to contact Mr Scovell via info@scarboroughtown.net or by ringing Derek Megginson on 07866 291877.