Don Butler

I first met Don when playing at York University in the early 1960’s, when he asked me to have a game with his then fairly new Unicorns Wednesday side. In Gate Antiques, Joyce – my first wife – christened him “The Pope” as his friends would take coffee with him behind a curtain at the rear of the shop. My first ever trip on an aeroplane was to Paris on a Unicorns Tour organised by Don. At the time he had one leg in plaster up to his thigh following a broken femur which virtually ended his most active playing days. Captain David Brown from Malton became disoriented in Paris on the first evening and spent the weekend in a different hotel with another team. I recall Don, Rod Wickens & myself exploring Paris in the early hours following my first experience of Ricard. Personal special memories involving Don are of organising Manchester teams home & away against the ‘Corns when I played over there. Son James and brother Alan are in my thoughts. Thanks Butty for all the fun & good times.

Andy Todd

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