News has reached Kenilworth Road of the sad passing of Dick Edwards at the age of 79.
Born in Kingsbury, Dick was playing for Addmult (Hemel Hempstead) in the South Midland League when the Hatters spotted him and signed him on amateur forms in October 1963.
The tough tackling full-back then signed part-time professional forms in June 1964 before making his full debut for the Town at right-back on the final day of the 1964/65 season just as the club was relegated to Division Four for the first time in its history.
During the following season Dick signed a full-time contract and was able to make 16 appearances in four different positions, plus score a goal in the 2-2 draw at Colchester, as the Town tried for promotion at the first attempt.
Released at the end of that campaign, along with many others, Dick then signed on for Kettering Town where he turned out for three seasons before playing local amateur football.
Dick and his family then moved to the North-East where he worked as a factory operator at 3M in Newton Aycliffe until retirement.
Our condolences go out to all his family and friends.
(Main picture: Dick in action against Lincoln at Kenilworth Road in April 1966)