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Bishop’s hero comes home

Bishop’s hero comes home

(Family photograph courtesy of Peter Jackson)

This past weekend, seventeen members of the extended family of Bishop Auckland legend, Derek Lewin, gathered to celebrate the life of the Two Blues legend, who passed away in March.

Having made his debut for the club back in December 1954, Lewin would score five goals in three FA Amateur Cup finals, helping the side win the famous, old competition in consecutive seasons (1955, 1956 and 1957) and was key in forging a lifelong relationship between the club, alongside Bob Hardisty and Warren Bradley, and Manchester United, following the Munich Air Disaster in 1958.

A spokesperson for Bishop Auckland FC said: “The great man asked that his ashes be scattered on the Heritage Park pitch.

“All the members of Derek’s family, as well as some long standing Bishops’ colleagues, were involved in the emotional and dignified ceremony.
“Thank you for the memories Derek.”

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