#AceHistoryNews – March.06: Nottingham footballer’s begging letters sell for £460Letters between ex-footballer Tommy Lawton and actor Lord Attenborough – in which the player “begged” for money – sell for £460.
Lawton rose to fame before World War Two and was widely regarded as the greatest centre forward of his era.
But the most he earned was £15 a week and the striker, who played for Notts County, Arsenal and Chelsea, struggled financially after retiring in 1955.
Blues fan Lord Attenborough replied with a cheque of £100.
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