The PST is sad to learn of the recent death of lifelong Pompey Supporter Ted Burridge.
A season ticket holder at Fratton Park for many years, Ted used to organise a coach to away matches and in later life continued to attend away games on the Supporters’ Club coach.
Ted had lived in Fareham all his life and was famous for his handle bar moustache. Ted did his National Service in the RAF serving at Suez. He was well known as a regular British Legion poppy seller in Fareham Shopping Precinct.
Ted had played local league football as a goalkeeper and also cricket as a wicket keeper, before becoming a cricket umpire.
Ted’s funeral service is being held on Friday June 1st at 11.15 at St John’s Church, St Michael’s Grove, Fareham (at its junction with Redlands Lane). Those attending are being encouraged to wear a Pompey football shirt or maybe a poppy emblazoned tie, or even RAF memorabilia. Ted’s enormously active life in local sports, the RAF and the British legion will then be celebrated afterwards at the Duke of Connaught Club, Western Road, Fareham, PO16 0NS.
Sadly Ted had no family and funds are needed to pay for his funeral service. Donations will be gratefully received either via the GoFundMe website or to Mike Homer, who can be contacted through the GoFundMe website. https://www.gofundme.com/help-ted-burridge