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A squad of football heroes from the golden days of the game were on Wearside.
Leading the group of some of the region’s soccer stars of the 1940s was Liverpool FC manager Bob Paisley who was in Washington to open the town’s newest pub, the Keel Boat at Fatfield.
The squad invited to the opening was one which would certainly bring back the memories of football’s golden days to the region’s older fans.
There among the line-up was Sunderland stars Len Shackleton, Ken Chisholm and Arthur Wright, and former Middlesbrough aces George Hardwick and Micky Fenton.
Mr Paisley, who hails from Hetton, was back in the region to perform the opening as a favour to friend and former Middlesbrough star Harry Bell.