Capped by Scotland just the once, Tom Townsley was a versatile
defender who formed a key part of the Leeds side in the late 1920s.
He started out as a centre-half but spent the latter part of his
career at Leeds partnered with Bill Menzies at full-back. He
returned to Scotland with Falkirk and continued playing until he
was 35. He moved into management with Peterhead just before the
war, enjoying a long spell at the helm.
David Frank Townsley says: Could he be a distant reletive of
Robin Townsley Arcus says: In case anyone would still be
interested in this sort of thing, my brother is Tom Townsley.
However, he is 45 and living in Syracuse , NY. He is a harmonic
player and English professor.
George Ritchie says: I saw Tom Townsley play in a veterans match
for Peterhead againsBuchan rivals Fraserburgh in 1947. Tom had a
tobaconist shop in Queen Street Peterhead and later on worked as
greenkeeper at the local golf course He continued to watch and
support Peterhead FC right up to his death Tom is featured on the
front page of a book on Peterhead FC "Mine Eyes Have Seen the
Glory" available from the Buchan Observer Peterhead or e-mailing
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