Fresha League secretary makes a very special ‘find’

18:39 30 January 2013

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Fresha Devon and Exeter League Results and Press officer Collin Goodwin who is researching the history of East Devon football was left astonished recently when he unearthed some personal gems from within his own family.

Goodwin was in conversation with his Uncle Len Tozer, who possesses a copy of the Bude football club history.

Tozer played for and still lives in Bude, who were members of the East Devon Football League for four years in the late 1920’s and early 30’s and he had in his possessions an East Devon Football League handbook from the 1912 1913 season.

That itself was a “golden” find and the reason that Tozer had the book was because his father, John Tozer, Collin Goodwin’s grandfather, was the Lympstone FC secretary for that season, and quite possibly through until the outbreak of the first world war, this something that the Fresha League Press officer was unaware of.

The discovery of the handbook fills a big hole in Goodwin’s search for East Devon Football vintage handbooks, but he is still hopeful of unearthing others and anyone who can assist him can contact him on 07748 183370 or email to collin.goodwin@btinternet.com

*The Lympstone story does not stop there either!

Their most famous player, Stan Challice, who went on to play professionally for both Exeter City and Leyton Orient, was the son of Collin Goodwin’s Great Aunt Maud, John Tozers sister and she was also a passionate supporter, kit washer and matriarch for Lympstone and sources state that woe betide anyone who said a word against her team!

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