CARLTON TOWN REMEMBER A FOOTBALL LEGEND WHO SHARED THEIR SPECIAL DAY
In 2004, Carlton Town (previously Snienton Fc) were 100 years old and the man who came and celebrated one of the most memorable and remarkable nights in the clubs history was none other than Sir Bobby Charlton.
Chairman Mick Garton had only be at the helm for three years and this was the biggest event at the time he had organised for the club. Such was the clamour for tickets, it was held at the George Hotel in Nottingham on 6th September 2004.
Sir Bobby Charlton was an absolute gentleman and signed a number of pieces of memorabilia for the club which have been auctioned off at dinners in recent years to raise vital funds for the club.
He said at the time that it was an honour to be booked for such an important date in the clubs calendar and Mick and Tommy who at the time was well in to his first spell at the club, often tell the story of how Sir Bobby had some food left on his plate and Club President the wonderful Bill Stokeld duly asked if he could finish it for him, Sir Bobby said of course you can Bill and he duly did, much to the amusement of everyone and in particular Tommy on the top table.
The club have hosted several of the 1966 World Cup winners, Nobby Stiles, Gordon Banks, Martin Peters, Alan Ball and of course his brother Jack Charlton and the only player still alive from that wonderful side, hatrick hero Sir Geoff Hurst.
All of those brilliant players and guests signed items to help the club, the funniest speaker of all was probably Jack Charlton, he appeared at a packed out Stoke Lane, undoubtedly the best and most prestigious guest we have ever hosted was his brother Bobby , it was fantastic for him to part of our history on that one magical night , Sir Bobby Charlton RIP from everyone involved with Carlton Town Fc.