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ChalkyWhiteIsGod
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« on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 19:44:23 »

Was talking about this in the other thread, but probably deserves its own.

What a legacy this man is leaving behind and thank god that scumbag Power didn't get his hands on the fund.

Did anyone on here know the man personally or his family or people close to him? Can anyone shed anymore light on him? How long ago did he pass and how long the money has been there, etc?

Think it goes without saying we'll need to name something after him like a stand or corner of the ground or something, but maybe there are other ways to honour him.
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 19:53:41 »

he died 10 years ago

his money helped finance foundation park. His long red and white scarf resides there.

I know no more.

https://www.swindontownfc.co.uk/news/2019/february/nigel-eady-trusts-fantastic-contribution/
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 20:22:12 »

My father knew Nigel.
Nigel was a keen Swindon supporter and was a farmer from Hanney near Wantage
There were many Town supporters in those days from Didcot Wantage and Abingdon.and all villages in between.
Remember Maurice Owen came from Abingdon
That said my Dad was born in Haydon Wick in 1912.

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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 20:47:15 »

If ever there was someone who deserved, at the very least a stand named after him, it's this fella. What a contribution to our club.

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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 21:16:31 »

Definately needs something naming after him, i agree with a stand as well.

I can remember Nick Watkins wrote a lovely piece in the programme about him after he passed away.
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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 21:31:34 »

In fairness, it should be the Nigel Eady County Ground but also appreciate you’d forego any additional name rights sponsorship (which may or may not be quite lucrative for the club)
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 21:54:42 »

Yeah exactly, you can see why they'd not want to do that but at the same time, it really needs to be something significant.
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 22:11:01 »

Was generally a quiet gentleman, one of those that never wanted the centre stage or limelight.
As NZ pointed out of farmer stock and simply loved the Town.
Would always attend the Out of Town Supporters club events at Denchworth, near Wantage and simply would take the evening in and simply enjoy himself.
He was famous for his long red and white scarf, almost a Dr Who similarity.

He was suffering the last time I saw him, then heard of his passing.

Good of you to head up a post about him Chalks. Fortunately Power never got his hands on the legacy.
Unbelievable that he left it basically “in trust” for all of us through Swindon Town is incredible.

What a truly wonderful Man.
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, 22:35:13 »

How about the NE Stratton Bank or simply the NE stand and… a statue or bust alongside the legends that have been proposed?
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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 00:28:39 »

Rumour has it Power asked the Eady trust fund to pay the wages during covid even though it was already coveref
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 00:42:41 »

How about the NE Stratton Bank or simply the NE stand and… a statue or bust alongside the legends that have been proposed?

He easily deserves more than the Stratton Bank but obviously the three home stands are already named after fairly legendary Swindon players.
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 06:32:07 »

He easily deserves more than the Stratton Bank but obviously the three home stands are already named after fairly legendary Swindon players.

Which is why I suggested the statue or bust in addition.
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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 08:16:11 »

Was generally a quiet gentleman,
He was famous for his long red and white scarf, almost a Dr Who similarity.

Remember him well, often just standing in the main car park,  thought many a time why doesn’t he wash that scarf ?  Maybe it was just the colour of it.  You would never have thought he was a millionaire,  a true supporter and very generous man.  RIP Nigel,  sure he will get his deserved recognition at the County Ground - Eventually.
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« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 10:23:31 »

Nigel was a very quiet reserved, unassuming gentlemen. His ‘Doctor Who’ scarf matched his red trousers.

He never missed a game.
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 11:17:21 »

Not much more said, but also previously discussed here http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=55937.0
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