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Walter remembered

Posted on 7 July 2009  - 12:00

A special exhibition to mark the life of our former player Walter Tull will open in Folkestone tomorrow (Wednesday, July 8).

Walter remembered

A special exhibition to mark the life of our former player Walter Tull will open in Folkestone tomorrow (Wednesday, July 8).

Walter became the nation's first black outfield player when he played for Spurs between 1909-11 but sadly was to die during World War I. A full account of his brief but inspirational life can be found over five pages in the July issue of our official magazine hotspur.

Folkestone is the birthplace of Walter and where he spent his first years until the age of nine when the young family was orphaned.

The exhibition has been designed by the City of Westminster Archives with funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Professional Footballers' Association.

It has been on a nationwide tour since September, 2008, visiting the National Army Museum, Methodist Central Hall, London, the National Football Museum in Preston and the Scottish Football Museum in Glasgow. Folkestone is the final official leg of the tour and the exhibition will run until the end of July.

The exhibition will be officially opened at 10.15am at the Grand Hotel on The Leas, Folkestone. Both Shepway District Council and Folkestone Town Council will be represented including Folkstone's Mayor, Janet Andrews.

The exhibition is open until July 31, 2009.

Walter Tull