Rare photographs given to Liverpool FC museum by family of ex-Anfield groundsman

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The granddaughter of a former Anfield groundsman is donating rare photographs and match programmes to the LFC museum.

The collection includes a black and white image of Arthur Riley, head groundsman at Anfield for 54 years, and his team working through the night to clear snow off the pitch during the January and February 1963 big freeze.

Granddaughter Melanie Collier, 29, said: "All the snow over Christmas reminded me about the famous picture and I dug out all the photos.

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Pitchcare would be very interested in getting in touch with any retired groundsmen , i am sure there are some very interesting tales to be told about the conditions they had to work under during their times of employment.

I would be pleased to speak and make contact with any ex groundsman / Greenkeepers my contact details are :-

Laurence Gale MSc Editor of Pitchcare.

Tel 01902 440260 / mobile 07817354610

Email laurence@pitchcare.com

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