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Horace Blew

Horace Blew

Clubs played for: Wrexham, Bury, Manchester United, Manchester City (1904-1910)

Born: 1878

Birthplace: Esclusham, Wales

Position: Full-back

Biography: After spells with Wrexham and Bury, Blew played his only game for Manchester United against Chelsea in April 1906 after the club had won promotion to the First Division. He was given a gold medal to mark the success despite only appearing once for the first team. He went on to write match reports for the Daily Dispatch, joined the board of Wrexham in the 1920's, worked for the agents of the Erddig Estate and later opened a hotel. He was elected to Wrexham council in 1919, became mayor in 1924, an alderman three years later and in 1948 was given the freedom of the Borough. He died in the town in February 1957, aged 84.

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