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RIP Buster Footman - UPDATED with funeral arrangements


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On 21/05/2020 at 23:29, Erithacus said:

I read in the Post that Buster's funeral will be on Thursday, June 4th. As the current restrictions prevent attending the service it is suggested that the cortege will pass Ashton Gate at 3pm and fans may respectfully line the road in red and white. Sounds a good idea in the present circumstances and one to send him on in true City style.

Great idea - do you know if this is either Ashton Rd or Winterstoke Rd? 

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10 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

Great idea - do you know if this is either Ashton Rd or Winterstoke Rd? 

Don't know. I assume the cortege will make its way to Bemmy Cremmy? Probably up WInterstoke if that's the case.

Hopefully the club may give a clearer indication nearer the time? Surely we can all observe the regulations and still pay our respects thoughtfully.

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7 hours ago, Erithacus said:

Don't know. I assume the cortege will make its way to Bemmy Cremmy? Probably up WInterstoke if that's the case.

Hopefully the club may give a clearer indication nearer the time? Surely we can all observe the regulations and still pay our respects thoughtfully.

Geoff  Twentyman  mentioned it on his radio show on Saturday, where he replayed his interview with Buster and spoke about how he was visited by Buster when he was in hospital. Hopefully if details about the cortège don’t appear on this forum or the club website, Geoff will be able to give more details on his show this coming Saturday.

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4 hours ago, CyderInACan said:

@JerrySLO hi Jerry do you know the answer to this? Cheers. 

@Erithacus @CyderInACan @Bristol Rob @E.G.Red @JerrySLO

The cortege will be going along Marina Dolman way approximately 3pm

The club have agreed to clear the area of deliveries etc and will man the barriers to allow the cortege to pass closely to the ground

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34 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

Sadly, I won't be there Reg, trust you'll be doing the honours in a white t-shirt.

I will definitely be there mate, can;t confirm what colour apparel yet though, will have to liaise with the housekeeper 

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Dear friends

 

BUSTER FOOTMAN'S FUNERAL COURTAGE TO PASS THROUGH ASHTON GATE STADIUM

 

Buster's funeral takes place at Bristol South Crematorium on Thursday 4 June at 3.30pm.

 

Due to the current regulations, only close family members are able to attend.

In order to allow others to pay their final respects, the funeral cortege will pass through Ashton Gate Stadium along Marina Dolman Way.

This is expected at approximately 3pm.

 

Those wishing to attend may use the Winterstoke Road car park then proceed to

Marina Dolman Way
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Social distancing must be observed at all times.

The family intend to hold a Celebration of Buster's Life at a suitable time in the future.

 

Thank you, on behalf of the family

 

Mike Adams

Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust

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I won't be there to show my respect on Thursday but I'll be rasing a glass here in Melbourne in honor of a true City Legend.

RIP Buster. 

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When the Grandson of one of the directors passed away a couple of years ago his courtage did the same route along Marina Dolman way. All the stadium staff came out and formed a guard of honour arch and I heard it was very emotional and a fitting tribute. I am sure Buster will be afforded the same honour.

RIP Buster.

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 That video made me cry, very proud he got such a decent send off. That was the measure of the man from the respect shown.

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1 hour ago, Super said:

 

I went down there to pay my respects today. 

A good turn out, all things considered. Probably a couple of hundred..? Including Scott, Carey & Rob Edwards. 

A touching tribute to a great guy! 

RIP Buster. 

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Couldn't be there, but I've raised a glass to Buster this evening. I genuinely believe in 40-50 years time Buster will be remembered as well as any player.

RIP to one of City's most iconic faces. 

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I thought it was great when his family and friends got out of their cars to take photos of his hearse and the fans outside the stadium.

 

Rest easy Buster 

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1 hour ago, Bar BS3 said:

I went down there to pay my respects today. 

A good turn out, all things considered. Probably a couple of hundred..? Including Scott, Carey & Rob Edwards. 

A touching tribute to a great guy! 

RIP Buster. 

Tinns and Walshy were there too. A lovely tribute to an iconic gentleman. 

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48 minutes ago, Barry Sheene said:

It was a privilege to be there today.

Hopefully the turnout and the applause would have brought a moment's happiness to Busters family on a sad day for them.

I know that one member of the Footman family is on this forum, but hopefully the turnout today and the level of respect the great man has on this forum will bring some peace and happiness to the family. Losing anyone will always be hard, but I hope the family have the knowledge that he was an absolute gentleman, and an iconic part of the fabric of Bristol City's history.

Never to be forgotten, Buster Footman.

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Fair play to those you went along to pay their respects, won't be too many physio's who get a send off like that.  And fully bloody deserved too.  Top man Buster.  Rest easy fella.  I'm sure it won't be long before he's at heaven's treatment table doing his stuff.

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i owe Buster a massive debt of gratitude he saved my sons life in 1993 , a sweet lodged in the throat whilst playing on  Ashton park which no one could get out Buster came sprinting over from the city ground and managed to dislodge it,took him over to to treatment room checked him out and sent him on his way,its a much longer story than that but you get the general idea ....RIP Buster legend😢😢

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