Former Claret Spencer dies

Last updated : 21 May 2003 By Tony Scholes

Harold Spencer joined the Clarets before World War II but it was in the first full season after the war, the 1946/47 promotion season, that he made all of his four first team league appearances.

He made his debut in our first league match after the war against Coventry and in fact played in each of the first four games of that season at right-half before being replaced by Harold Rudman.

Although that was the end of his first team career he was a regular in the reserve team until he moved to Wrexham in 1950 where he ended his career.

After a period away he returned to Burnley to live and was able to see two of his grandsons grace Turf Moor although they never donned the Claret & Blue. Paul and Duncan Spencer both played for next door neighbours Burnley Cricket Club and Duncan went on to captain the side for a period.

Harold reached his 84th birthday at the end of last month before sadly passing away and Clarets Mad would like to send their condolences to his family at this sad time.