FITTING TRIBUTE TO LOCAL FOOTBALL LEGEND

A fitting tribute to a local football legend, family man and friend to many, will take place next Friday, July 3rd, with social distancing in place. Barry Bisgrove, who passed away recently at the age of 69 years, will begin his final journey from Merriott recreation ground at approximately 1.30 pm. A keen footballer who trialled for Bristol City when he was only 15 years old, still holds the record for the most goals scored in the Perry Street League and has had an annual trophy match held in his honour since 2015, Barry was diagnosed with a form of dementia six years ago.

Barry’s funeral service will be conducted at Yeovil Crematorium but with Covid-19 restrictions in force, only a limited number of people will be able to attend. Barry’s daughters Suzanne and Yaz said: “Everyone will be welcome to come and pay their respects at Merriott recreation ground. If you would like to say goodbye to Dad, do come down. We will be back at Merriott recreation ground again, after the funeral service, at around 3.30 pm to celebrate Dad’s life with a few drinks, please bring your own food and drink and obviously social distance rules will apply at both times.” Charitable donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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