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Ron Mitchell

25 January 2017

Ron Mitchell, the life in pictures of a sporting gentleman by Terry Ainsworth.

Ron Mitchell was born in Lancaster and played football for Greaves School, Lancaster Technical School and Red Rose Boys Club.

He then played at Preston North End in the club’s “A” and “B” teams with Ray Charnley, Jack Holmes, Pete Hudson and Conroy Cullen.

I remember Ron as a polished, cultured full back when he played at Morecambe and maybe that was because in his early days he played at inside forward.

Sixty years ago, full backs were usually well built, tough tackling men who handed out heavy punishment to their opponents but Ron Mitchell was nothing like that, he was an immaculate football player who could play any position.