Appeal for info on the day Pele visited Heckmondwike
Were you in Heckmondwike the day footballing legend Pele came to town?
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]