It is now fifty years since Cambridge United won the Southern League for the second time in succession and were elected into the Football League;this was achieved with a squad of primarily sixteen professionals most of whom stayed on for the first season in the Football League.
If we look at the team photograph above, what happened to those players after they left the club?
Below is Part 3 of a series to provide some information of what happened as the players moved on.
Today we look at Malcolm Lindsay, Dennis Walker, Colin Meldrum, George Harris
Colin died Rossall Nursing Home Fleetwood on 4 October 2019, at the age of 77
When he returned to the UK where he worked as operations manager of the Arndale shopping complex. He was working there at the the time of a terrorist attack in 1996.
Dennis Walker died in 2003
He had been a free scoring winger whose goals had helped the U's reach their aim of joining the Football League
When he left the Abbey Stadium he moved back to Berkshire and joined Wokingham Athenian League until he ended his career
George still lives in the Reading area.
Malcolm was signed by Boston midway through the 1970/71 season after being released by Cambridge United. He scored twice for the club on debut for them. The manager at the was Jim Smith
When leaving Boston he returned to Kings Lynn and carried on coring goals for them
Malcolm returned to the Abbey Stadium at the end of 2019 to record his story that can be heard below. It is worth listening to the story about his honeymoon in Aberdeen
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