SNIPPETS OF HISTORY: Letter of Nottingham footballer ‘ Tommy Lawson ‘ begging for money from ‘ Lord Attenbor ough ‘ has just been sold for £460.00 – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – March.06: Nottingham footballer’s begging letters sell for £460_87807007_letterscomposite.jpgLetters 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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