Former Hatters winger Peter Denton has passed away aged 70
The club has received the sad news of the passing of Peter Denton, who made five appearances for the Hatters in the late 1960s, at the age of 70.
Born in Gorleston, Peter was playing for the local Town club when he was snapped up by Jimmy Hill’s Coventry in 1962. The competition at Highfield Road was fierce, especially for a winger, and Peter made only eleven first team appearances before a £4000 cheque took him to Kenilworth Road in January 1968.
Luton manager Allan Brown was looking for a replacement for Graham French who was not direct enough for his liking but French was a crowd favourite and difficult to drop and so Peter only made fleeting appearances for the Town over the next 18 months despite never letting the side down.
Peter then played for Canterbury and Margate before coaching at Vauxhall Motors. He enjoyed a variety of jobs in and around the town, latterly at the Brache, and often came back to the John Moore Lounge at Kenilworth Road.
Our condolences go out to his family and friends.