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I've only just heard of the passing of Alex Catto aged 78 last year. He was a Scotsman and an enormously enthusiastic Palace fan for decades and had a seat in the Main/Members Stand until he moved to the then new Holmesdale when it opened.

He was a colleague of mine in IPC/Business Press - now Reed Elsevier - in Sutton until we both moved on.

I don't know why I never knew of his death till now but Alex was literally larger than life and twice as convivial and once seen or met would be difficult to forget.

Jim Cannon was his favourite player and his cries of "Cannon for Scotland" would echo around the ground in the days when crowds were often far smaller and quieter than nowadays.

If any older supporters remember him it would be great to hear of memories and anecdotes.

Jamesey

 


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View Jamesey's Profile Jamesey Flag Wandsworth 03 Feb 19 8.57am Send a Private Message to Jamesey Add Jamesey as a friend

Bumped this post in case any older supporters missed it last night.

 


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View Jamesey's Profile Jamesey Flag Wandsworth 19 Feb 19 2.17pm Send a Private Message to Jamesey Add Jamesey as a friend

Alex's widow Shona tells me that Alex had a very well-attended send-off in Hastings but she was unaware whether any of his old Palace chums were in attendance. Great pity because the Eagles were so important to him...

 


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