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Another legend gone

Frank Delling R.I.P

Tributes have been flowing in to pay respects to East Devon Football Legend Frank Delling who passed away a few days ago. Everyone loved Frank with his sense of humour, his footballing skills and his astonishing ability to stay fit and remain involved with the game he so loved. I first knew Frank when he was part of the successful Newton Poppleford football team in the 60’s, and what a goal scorer. I used to chat with him in his laundry shop in Sidwell Street and he always saw the funny side of things. Frank used to run the line for Exmouth Ammies in his later years and told me one day to stay fit he never ate after 2pm. Lots of other memories too but an honour to have known him. Football is sadder for his departure.


Saturday 27th July 2019