Hughie with the 2006 team Image Credit: Jack Cupido


NEWS Friday 16th January 2009, 8:31am

by Mike Hunter

The funeral of Hughie Wilson will be at Warriston Crematorium on Tuesday 20th January at 4pm. Thereafter mourners will be invited to join the family at the Royal British Legion Central Branch in Rodney Street.

Monarchs' fans are invited to wear colours eg a scarf to commemorate Hughie's great passion in life, the Monarchs' speedway team. Additionally if anyone were wishing to make a donation it is requested that this be to the Monarchs.

Hughie was almost certainly the oldest surviving Monarchs' fan at 89, having followed the sport for 80 years, virtually since its inception in the UK. He has been to both Armadale and Ashfield in recent times and was photographed with the team in 2006 as part of a family project to produce a speedway book for Hughie.