Though born over the border in Derbyshire, he was really a Nottinghamshire man. As a schoolboy he played scrum-half for Derbyshire County RU. He was a more...
William “Billy” Ayre was born in Crookhill, a suburb of Gateshead in May 1952. A qualified teacher, he began his playing career at Scarborough in the more...
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A number of Profiles on this site are referenced and reproduced with Permission from
- The Sandgrounders: The Complete League History of Southport F. C., by Michael Braham and Geoff Wilde (Palatine Books, 1995). ISBN 978-1-874181-14-9
- The Complete Non-League History of Southport Football Club 1978 - 2008, by Trust in Yellow (Legends Publishing, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906796-01-3
Particular thanks to Geoff Wilde, Michael Braham and Rob Urwin.
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