Death of a true Green.
I have been following the fortunes of Hendon now for the last 20 odd years. Largely down to my grandad Eric Fensome. He was a massive fan of the greens when they played their football at Claremont road. Every Saturday he would travel home and away with the second team to all parts of London. I remember going to a home match one Saturday afternoon with him and I was amazed at his passion for not just non league, but second 11 non league.!! Proper football he would say.. I remember the 90s with boncho guenchev in the hot seat down there. Peter Taylor and Junior Lewis. Even after Hendon had to move, by now Eric was getting old and travelling was too much, he still every week purchased the non league paper to check on Hendon progress. I remember him saying what a sad day it was when finally they demolished the old Claremont road ground. Memories he would say, memories will stay with me forever. Well today I will sit and remember my grandad who passed away last night 15th August. I will remember the good old days of walking the few hundred yards from his Clitterhouse road home to the Claremont road home of his beloved Hendon.. UP THE GREENS.
Re: Death of a true Green.
Martin - very sorry to hear this news.
I remember Eric well, particularly from his time when he helped with the administration of the reserves, and I spent many games, first team and reserves, chatting to him. If there was a game going on at Claremont Road and he wasn't away with the reserves, he'd be there.
Eric was one of those volunteers whose work went very much unnoticed by most supporters and certainly helped to make Graham Etchell's job easier with the reserves.
I'm sure I speak on behalf of all at the club in sending our sincere condolences at this very sad time for you and all of Eric's family.
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