The oldest player yet to turn out for the club, he was signed by
Raich Carter at the age of 40 - Carter knew what he was getting since
the two had been together at Hull 5 years previously. He captained Leeds
in his final game at the age of 41 years and 23 days, but left the
club to retire from professional football at the end of the season.
He died in Hull in summer 1983.
Anthony Burbanks says: Eddie, my uncle, although not capped, did
play for England in the war years. His widow, Joyce, still lives in
Hull. He scored the winning goal for Sunderland in the 1937 cup
Joe Mackinder says: Eddie and his wife had a sweetshop on
Holderness Road,round the corner from where I lived in the 60's &
70's. They were one of the nicest couples I've known,he never boasted
about his football days but I knew he was one of my dad's hero's.I
didn't even know he had played for Leeds 'till my son bought a book on
them. I believe he lived somewhere near Hull City's ground on
Ian Melton says: I remember Eddie from my days as a kid in Hull.My
dad and I used to walk up Holderness Road to go to Boothferry park in
the late 60s early 70s, my father knew him on account of some work he
had done for him so used to drop into his shop. I remember him to be
a polite man who always had time for his customers and gave me the odd
free lolly. His shop is now a net curtains shop called Chesters.
Robin Chester says: Ian Melton commented that his shop is now a net
curtain shop called Chesters.His shop was actully the one next door
which is now Welcome Financial Services.I know this because I now own
Chesters (third ogeneration).With regard to Eddie I only knew him as a
youngster but I always found him to be a most polite and charming
man.My father Ron Chester knew him much better than I did and always
speaks of him in the fondest of terms.
Paul Flanagan says: I spent the first four years of my life living
above Eddie & Joyce's shop. I have fond memories of a never ending
supply of sweets and promotional toys and such like to keep my
brothers and I amused. We left in November 1967. My mother's still
alive and we often recall those happy days with fondness. Lovely