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Blue Plaque for Harold Fleming, Swindon, Wiltshire



Harold John Fleming (30.04.1887 - 23.08.1955) lived in Swindon and played for Swindon Town Football Club, and gained eleven caps playing for England.  He is considered one of the club's greatest players; there is some footage of him playing at:  YouTube.com.  Fleming Way in Swindon is named after Harold, the road ending near the County Ground (home of the club).

On 1st September 2019 a blue plaque was unveiled by four former Town players - Don Rogers, John Trollope, Frank Burrows and Andy Rowland at 5 Durham Street, a former home of Harold.  The plaque was organised (and paid for through fund-raising) by the Swindon Heritage team.  Information about Harold and the plaque can be seen at:  www.swindonheritageblueplaques.com

Amongst a box of family photographs we found a postcard (by Protheroe & Sinnons) of Harold which was posted on 19th February 1910 - the day of a match.  Written on the back is:

      Swindon 3       Spurs 2       Dear Brother       The man that put the Spurs out of the cup.

Harold Fleming Blue Plaque
5 Durham Street SN1 3HS
Unveiled 1st September 2019
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Durham Street from Victoria Road
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Photo Date: May 2013
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5 Durham Street
where Harold lived
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Photo Date: September 2019
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The blue plaque
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Photo Date: September 2019
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At the unveiling.
L-R: Andy Rowland, Frank Burrows, John Trollope and Don Rogers
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Photo Date: September 2019
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Postcard dated 19th February 1910
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Photo Date: 19th February 1910
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Postcard of STFC team 1912-13. Harold is front row, 2nd from left
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Photo Date: March 1905

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