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Jimmy Greenhalgh – 1923-2013

25 September 2013

It is with deep regret that we announce the death of former Shaker Jimmy Greenhalgh.

Jimmy signed for Bury in 1950, joining the Shakers from Hull City.  He went onto spend four years at Gigg Lane, making a total of 125 appearances – and scoring just one goal (in a 3-2 win at West Ham United on 3 March 1951).  He left Bury in 1954 and signed for Wigan.

Born in Manchester in 1923, Mr Greenhalgh was able to take his pick from three teams – Hull, Wigan and Everton – when he began his career after the war in 1946, eventually choosing Hull because it was the only city with available housing for him and his wife, Flo, after the bombing raids.

He plied his trade at a number of clubs, including Wigan, Bury and Gillingham, before moving to the North-East, where he took a position as a trainer at Newcastle in 1962.

He took over the reins as manager at Darlington in July 1966 but his tenure did not prove to be a success, with club at the bottom of the Football League when he was sacked in February 1968.

Jimmy passed away on 31 August, five days after his 90th Birthday.

Our condolences and thoughts are extended to the family and friends of Jimmy.

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