VIP guests at Turf Moor to mark Burnley's 1914 success

VIP guests at Turf Moor to mark Burnley's 1914 success

VIP guests at Turf Moor to mark Burnley's 1914 success

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RELATIVES of Burnley’s historic 1914 FA Cup winning team will be VIP guests at the Clarets clash with Ipswich today.

As part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of the Clarets' epic 1-0 win over Liverpool, more than 100 descendants of the Burnley players, management, coaching staff and directors will be at Turf Moor to celebrate the milestone.

Yesterday marked 100 years to the day since Burnley won the cup final.

Today’s guests include Alan Curry, a Burnley fan who has travelled from Melbourne, Australia, to be at the game.

Alan is the great nephew of cup final goalscorer Bert Freeman, and one of the great stories from 1914 is that Freeman’s father travelled from Australia to watch the 1914 final.

At the time Mr Freeman senior had been visiting his daughter Ethel, Alan Curry’s grandmother.

Kevan Boyle, a member of Tommy Boyle’s extended family is travelling from his home in France with his wife to be at Turf Moor.

After watching the modern day Clarets the guests will visit Towneley Hall for a special viewing of the club’s 1914 FA Cup final exhibition.

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