You have football supporters and you have extraordinary football supporters and nobody could argue that John Holroyd was an extraordinary football supporter. His booming voice with the distinct English accent will now be forever lost to us, but in his passing he left a legacy at Beechwood Park due to his untiring fundraising through his wee programme shop that sat on the terrace of his beloved football ground.

He went on to raise well over £20,000 by selling merchandise and match programmes gifted to him by his fellow Talbot supporters, money that went to the new enclosure, the catering block and finally the floodlights. Sadly John never saw the floodlights shining upon “God’s Little Acre” but thanks to him he made it possible that we will.

John was our adopted Welshman; he was our friend as well as our fellow supporter. He will be forever missed, and will always be remembered. Goodbye “Big John” another of the Talbot family sadly taken from us.

From the club, the BRC and the Talbot support our hearts reach out to John’s family in these trying times. Our thoughts are with you all.

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