Brilliantly nippy Welsh winger who impressed the Leeds players -
and manager Buckley - when he performed as part of the Newport County
side that knocked Leeds out of the 1949 FA Cup. At the end of the
season he became a Leeds player for what was quite a high fee at the
time. Able to switch wings at will, he was a creative and talented
player who created many goals for John Charles as well as scoring a
few himself. A broken leg in November 1952 kept him out of the side
for 9 months, but he had lost nothing on his return. He left Leeds for
a brief spell back at Newport, before returning to Bradford Park
Avenue where he lasted less than a season before retiring. He had a
spell as a licensee after leaving the game, and still returns to watch
the team in the company of John Charles and others from the sadly
decreasing band of players who played together in the 50s.
Thanks to Angie Worthington for the photo of her grandad.
Ian Gledhill says: Harold is still an active member at Howley Hall
Golf Club in Morley. He continues to hit the golf ball like a
single-figure handicapper and is the life and soul of the party in the
Sarah Spencer says: Harold Williams is my grandad. He is still a
Leeds supporter and regularly goes to home games with his old mate
micky says: Harold used to run the Griffin pub in Gildersome, my
former local, he was a top bloke, and John Charles and Bobby Collins
were often seen in there too.
David says: I meet him at the grocery store where he was talking
with Bob Collins