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Over a hundred Nottingham Forest soccer fans turned up with questions, autograph albums and lots of memories for a reunion with former players at the Horse and Jockey in Basford, Nottingham.

The event was particularly special for manager, Marie Frost, whose father, John Carey, managed Nottingham Forest in the mid 1960s.

(l-r) Horse and Jockey manager, Marie Frost with granddaughter Tamika Jack, and Forest legends, Ron Farmer (1952 – 57), Dave Hilley (1967 – 70), Calvin Palmer (1958 – 63) and Geoff Vowden (1959 – 64) with Colin Slater (BBC Radio Nottingham 1968 onwards)


BBC Radio Nottingham’s Colin Slater introduced players across the decades from the 1950s including Geoff Vowden, Calvin Palmer and Dave Hilley. A special presentation was made to 93 year old Sid Ottewell, the Reds’ oldest surviving player.

A beer, Triple Red X honouring Forest home strip colour, was brewed by Castle Rock Brewery for the evening.