Former Hitchin Town footballer celebrates 100th birthday

PUBLISHED: 15:05 16 November 2013

Fred is celebrating his 100th Birthday on Friday

Fred is celebrating his 100th Birthday on Friday


A former player at Hitchin Town Football Club celebrated his 100th birthday yesterday (Friday).

Fredereck Hunter, of Hazelwood Close in Hitchin, has lived in the town since marrying his wife Nellie in 1936.

He played for the football club in 1939, before World War II broke out.

Mr Hunter worked for the gas board near Common Rise in Hitchin before moving to International Computers Limited in Stevenage to work as a storeman.

Mr Hunter’s daughter Sylvia Devlin said: “He still very much likes going to the bingo in Stevenage and, apart from a bit of difficulty in his hearing, my dad has done so much in his life that it is difficult to pinpoint a highlight.

“Of course he is very proud of his family, but other things that he has done is play for Hitchin Town FC and he was also a keen runner in his younger days. Something which he doesn’t like to talk about is his service in the Burma war because he lost a lot friends in it.”

As well as his daughter Sylvia and son Kenneth, Mr Hunter has one grandson, five granddaughters, five great grandsons and three great granddaughters.

He celebrated his centenary at Mecca Bingo in Stevenage town centre yesterday (Friday) and will be getting together with family today (Sunday).

More news stories

29 minutes ago

Astronomers from the University of Hertfordshire have confirmed the existence of a frozen planet orbiting the fastest star in the sky.

A 16-year-old boy has pleaded guilty to damaging wing mirrors on 14 cars in the town where he lives.


Bedfordshire Police say they are “very concerned” for the safety of a 36-year-old man from the Potton area who has gone missing.

A Stevenage woman travelled to an Elstree care home to make ceramic poppies, as part of the Purple Potters groups.

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

The Comet weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy