Harry Bamford Memorial Trophy
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Harry Bamford Memorial football trophy found after 40 years

A long-lost football trophy that celebrated sportsmanship in Bristol has been found after 40 years and awarded again.

Harry Bamford was known and loved by Bristol Rovers fans during the 1940s and 50s.

But he was knocked off his scooter in 1958, while still playing for Rovers, and died a few days later at the age of 38.

The memorial trophy was made in his honour and was awarded each year to the most respected footballer in Bristol.

After Bristol Rovers' stadium burned down in 1982 the trophy disappeared and was believed lost.

Andy Howard has met the man who found it lying in a dusty box.

  • 12 Nov 2014