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Former Pools Star Lumley Passes Away

27 February 2017

Everyone at the Club is saddened to learn that former Pools star Bobby Lumley passed away on Saturday morning at the age of 84.

Consett-born Lumley began his career with Charlton Athletic but his association with Pools began when he was signed by then-boss Fred Westgarth in February 1955.

The inside-right scored twice on his debut and went on to make over 100 appearances for the Club, forming part of the talented squad which finished runners-up in Division Three (North) in 1956/57.

Lumley moved on to Chesterfield in 1957 and also had a spell with Gateshead before making a return to The Vic in 1960, playing another 40 games for the Club.

Following a stint with Kings Lynn, he hung up his boots and moved in to the pub trade, running the North Eastern in Hartlepool and the King’s Head in Darlington.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Lumley was back at Pools to continue his affiliation with the Club by acting as Reserve Team Manager.

The condolences of everyone at the Club are with his family and friends at this time.

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