Gil Merrick Memorial

I am aware that many of you were very fond of Gil, so I thought I would advertise this.

The club have announced a memorial service for the late great Blues Legend. Taken from the Blues site:



Gil MerrickTo commemorate the life of Gil Merrick, Birmingham City Football Club are holding a memorial service for the fans at St. Andrew’s on Sunday March 14.

The seating will be limited to the Gil Merrick Stand Lower and fans can obtain tickets from Monday March 1 via telephone by calling Helen Tims on 0844 557 1457 or the ticket office front counter. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis and will be free to all supporters. Tickets will not be available on the day of the event so please book in advance.

The approximate order of service will be as follows:

11.00am: Arrival
11.10am: Introduction by Tom Ross (Chairman of the Former Players’ Association)
11.20am: Minister’s service and minute’s silence
11.25am: Tributes and readings from fans and former team mates
11.45am: Eulogy by club historian Ivan Barnsley
11.55am: Tribute footage on the big screen
12.05pm: Tribute by Gil’s daughter, Jill Hay
12.10pm: Keep Right On played over the tannoy on exit and there will be books of condolence left in the concourse of the Gil Merrick Stand for fans to write their own tributes to Gil.

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Please note entrance to the Gil Merrick Stand will be via the Visitors Car Park and the away turnstiles and car parking will be available on the Kop Car Park and Visitors Car Park.

A collection for the family’s chosen charity will also take place on the day of the memorial.

Get hold of your tickets in advance through the above methods and come along and join us for a celebration of the life of one of Birmingham City’s greatest ever players, who went onto guide the club to its only major silverware as manager.

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