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 Reverend Tiverton Preedy.

Just before Barnsley FC went into Administration in October 2002, The Supporters Club was in the process of launching a fund to assist one of our members in restoring our founders, Reverend Tiverton Preedy’s grave.

As most people are aware Barnsley FC was initially set up as one of the first football clubs in Barnsley by Tiverton, when he was the curate at St Peters Church. He left Barnsley to work in London in 1893. After leaving Barnsley he remained a true supporter and was always interested in what was happening at his club. He died in 1928 and buried in a London cemetery.

In 1997 one of our members thought it appropriate with our rise into the Premiership to do a bit of research of our founder, The Reverend Preedy. He found out the exact location of his grave and paid a sort of pilgrimage. Unfortunately he found it overgrown and unkempt, with some damage to the headstone.

He contacted us in early 1998 with a suggestion that we take over the upkeep and restore the grave. After more research and legal advice we found ourselves in a position in 2002 where we could actually go ahead and make progress on this issue.

Estimates were obtained, putting the costs of repairs somewhere between £1,000 and £1,500 depending on the materials used to repair the grave and headstone.

As mentioned above this was put on hold during the administration process. At our recent meeting it was decided now was the time to set up this fund with the rebirth of the club.

The Supporters Club has a separate account set up to receive funds from anyone wanting to donate any money to help us restore his grave. Any donations can be sent to the Supporters Club via the Club address or the Supporters office on matchdays. Please mark any letters/ Donations specifically for the Reverend T Preedy fund, cheques payable to Barnsley FC Supporters Trust or pay online using paypal

If we receive any money over the cost of the restoration, the balance will be used to purchase memorabilia for the proposed Museum.

 

Anyone wanting further information please contact us at [email protected]

 


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