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Search for family of Pincher & Nobby

25 November 2012

Can you help find legends' relatives?

Exeter City is looking to have a filmed record of anyone related to the late Dick ‘Pincher’ Pym, the legendary Exeter City, Bolton Wanderers and England (plus Yeovil and Petters of course!) goalkeeper of the 1920s.

Pym (right), amongst many other things, played in the first Wembley FA Cup Final in 1923 (known as the ‘White Horse Final’) and in another two Cup finals – without conceding a goal.

On retirement from football, he returned to his native Topsham and went back to work in the fishing industry, during which time he wore out his cup final jersey!

The club also wish to do the same for Reg ‘Nobby’ Clarke (left) who played over 300 games for City in the 1930s before moving to Aldershot and then retiring to Seaton, where he ran a pub and was involved in Seaton Football Club as well as being a popular member of the community there, in his wife’s hometown.

Reg not only was one of the few City men to have lifted a senior trophy – he was also captain of the side that beat Torquay to lift the Third Division South League Cup.  He was famous at the time for being denied by the club directors the chance to run a pub in Ottery St Mary whilst remaining a city player. 

He hailed from the Heavitree area originally and played for various local sides such as railway teams, before signing for City.

If you know anyone and have their contact details or can pass a message on, please contact Bruce Henderson on or via 01392 413954.

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