Liverpool FC legend Bill Shankly and Ray Wilson’s signatures still on the wall in Huddersfield house
HUDDERSFIELD Town legends Bill Shankly and Ray Wilson left a unique mark on the home of Antony and Sandra Greenwood.
The couple bought their Crosland Road property from Town in 1964 for £2,000, after it was used by several players, but 50 years after Shankly left, a little piece of the Liverpool icon still remains.
The Greenwoods have revealed he wrote “Bill Shankly was here” under the wallpaper above the door in their dining room.
Not only that but another footballing icon added his own message, with “And so was Ray Wilson” underneath.
Retired garage proprietor, Antony Greenwood, 73, said: “This was our first house when we got married, my sister lived three doors away and told me this one was going on the market.
“We knew Ray Wilson lived there after Shankly.
“Soon after we moved in we stripped the walls and there above the door it was written in ballpoint in his handwriting, with Ray adding his comment as well.
“It’s still there under the wallpaper.
“They didn’t leave anything in the house – there were lots of beer bottles in the old garage but I don’t know if they were Ray’s or Bill’s.
“At the time all the dealings to buy the house went through Mr Tony Galvin, the club secretary.”
His wife Sandra Greenwood, 69, said: “They hadn’t really changed the place that much because they would have been tenants of the club.
“I assume Town had more than one house for the players.
“We’ve changed it of course, there’s now an extension across the back of the kitchen and the kitchen and dining room are open plan now.
“And the high flush toilet has gone!