New Maltby tribute to cricket legend Fred Trueman

By Gareth Dennison | 08/06/2018

New Maltby tribute to cricket legend Fred Trueman
Unveiling the plaque on the night was Fred's sister, Flo Halifax (4th left) along with family members (from left to right), Kay Trueman, Alan Trueman, Amanda Trueman, Charlie Trueman, Diane Trueman, Paul Trueman and Freddie Trueman. 180823-2

A SECOND blue plaque has been erected to celebrate cricket legend Fred Trueman’s ties to Maltby.

It was unveiled at the Queens pub by “Fiery” Fred’s sister Flo Halifax to mark the spot where he caught the bus for his first Yorkshire match.

Last year, another plaque was added to the sports hall at Maltby Academy, the secondary school Fred attended in the 1940s.

He went on to play for England and in 1964 became the first bowler to take 300 test wickets. Fred died in 2006, aged 75.

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