WE were delighted and honoured to be able to pay a visit to 98 year-old Town fan Sid Christian just before Christmas.
The surprise visit to the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital by the Town players was organised by his friend Barbara Wood. Sid, who had been supporting the Mariners for an incredible 94 years, spoke with the players and recalled some of the great times, favourite players and some of his memorable games at Blundell Park. He even had an old radio with him at his bedside so that he could listen to the Town commentaries while he was in the hospital.
Unfortunately Sid passed away during the night after the visit.
Our thoughts are with Sid's family at this very sad time.
Picture: Sid a few days before the player's visit.