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Club Saddened To Hear Of The Passing Of Jack Hammill

27 March 2015


Rochdale Football Club is saddened to hear of the passing of veteran sports journalist, Jack Hammill.

Mr Hammill, who has passed away at the age of 94, was a familiar figure at the club, after covering Rochdale AFC during a career 60 year career. 

Born in Rochdale in 1920, his long career, which took in 35 Dale managers, hundreds of players and thousands of matches, began with him covering the reserve team for the Rochdale Observer.

During the Second World War he served a four-year stint with the Intelligence Corps. After the war he returned to Rochdale where he set himself up as a freelance journalist, covering sport in the town for national and regional papers across the country. He retired in 2007. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr Hammill’s family. 

For those who would like to attend, the funeral will be held at the Rochdale Crematorium on Wednesday 1st April at 11.50am. 


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