Appeal for info on the day Pele visited Heckmondwike

Were you in Heckmondwike the day footballing legend Pele came to town?

Tuesday, 20th December 2016, 3:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 29th December 2016, 3:19 pm
The great Pele pictured in action during a game against Sheffield Wednesday.

If so, a professor wants to hear from you to possibly take part in an upcoming radio documentary.

Professor Philip Newsome said: “I am working on a 30-minute radio programme for the BBC about the day the world’s greatest footballer Pele came to visit the Co-op boot factory in Heckmondwike.

“I am looking to interview anybody who remembers this event which took place in the 1960s.

“Ideally I would like to speak to somebody who actually met the great man.”

The former Co-op factory created boots for footballers and was popular among many professionals, most notably Sir Stanley Matthews.

Anyone with information or who was present during Pele’s visit is asked to email [email protected]