Reg Allwood – 1937 – 2021

Reg Allwood was laid to rest today, Thursday, after a funeral service at Horsforth St. Margaret’s Church. All aspects of Reg’s life were celebrated at a service led by the Rev Rachel Ford.

Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions those attending had to be by invitation only.

The congregation was made up of family, friends and representatives of both West Riding County FA and Wharfedale FA, both of which Reg had served so well over a period of around 50 years.

Many more stood outside the church and in the streets leading to the church to pay their respects to a much loved man.

Guiseley AFC was represented by Rachel O’Connor, who has served on the Wharfedale FA Executive alongside Reg for many years.

Reg was welcomed into church by a Guard of Honour from the Veterans of the West Yorkshire Branch of the Royal Military Police Association. Reg served with the RMP in Paris and Berlin.

Two former Guiseley players were among the pall bearers, Andrew Shuttleworth and Peter Atkinson. A song sung by Andrew’s daughter Libby was played at the service as was the hymn most connected with football, ‘Abide With Me’.

Reg’s niece Beverley de Col gave the Eulogy and after a further service at Rawdon Crematorium a wake was held at Horsforth Golf Club.

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