R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

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AMJS007
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R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by AMJS007 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:25 am

A true gentleman who did a lot for local football over the years.


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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Morrissey's Scorcher » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:19 am

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Charlie Mortimore [Aldershot 52/3]

Charlie was born in Gosport and signed amateur forms for Aldershot in 1945 though he did not make his first senior appearances
until 1949-50. He made a total of 73 League and Cup appearances at centre-forward or right-wing scoring 27 goals including five
at Leyton Orient in a 7-2 win in February 1950 to equal the record for the club. He won five amateur international caps for England,
the first honour bestowed on an Aldershot player. He left Aldershot in 1955 for Woking and added a further 12 amateur caps, playing
in Woking's victorious FA Amateur Cup winning team of 1958. [from an old Shots programme]

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Bristol Shot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:11 pm

He was deputy head at Cove School when I was there. Very keen cricketer as well (he clean bowled me in the staff v pupils game). RIP Sir

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Disturbed Postie » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:48 pm

Played cricket and football with my dad and uncle!

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Fuggletim » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 pm

Got a football book somewhere (God knows where) from 1968 which has a list of all the then football league clubs. Aldershot are listed first (AFC Bournemouth were still Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC in those days) and it lists the club's achievements. There isn't much here, but they had a section on "Capped" players with the sole entry of Charlie Mortimore.

Although I didn't start following the Shots until the late 1970's, I was always proud of that because I think the next one wasn't until the early 1980's when Terry Shanahan (I think) made an appearance for the Republic of Ireland? I don't mind being corrected on that one.

RIP Charlie; you deserve your place in Aldershot FC/Aldershot Town FC folklore.

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Les Briley » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:19 pm

Fuggletim wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:22 pm
Got a football book somewhere (God knows where) from 1968 which has a list of all the then football league clubs. Aldershot are listed first (AFC Bournemouth were still Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic FC in those days) and it lists the club's achievements. There isn't much here, but they had a section on "Capped" players with the sole entry of Charlie Mortimore.

Although I didn't start following the Shots until the late 1970's, I was always proud of that because I think the next one wasn't until the early 1980's when Terry Shanahan (I think) made an appearance for the Republic of Ireland? I don't mind being corrected on that one.

RIP Charlie; you deserve your place in Aldershot FC/Aldershot Town FC folklore.
Peter Scott played for Northern Ireland while with us, about that time.

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Fuggletim » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:29 pm

Actually, I think you are right!🙂

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Les Briley » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:38 pm

Fuggletim wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Actually, I think you are right!🙂
....100%....! :wink:

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Disturbed Postie » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:45 pm

Les Briley wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Fuggletim wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:29 pm
Actually, I think you are right!🙂
....100%....! :wink:
Yep as a sub

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Ancient Shot » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:47 pm

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Peter Scott
Peter is the sole player to have gained a full international honours while a player with the club. He played in Northern Ireland's 1979 match against Scotland at Hampden Park, taking his international total to 10 games. Started his career with Everton making a number of first team appearances. Joined York City then in Division Two (now One), and stayed with the club as it played in divisions 2, 3 & 4 in successive seasons. Joined the Shots in March 1979 and made 121 league outings in Red & Blue

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by shotsboy66 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:27 pm

Yes the only capped Aldershot player. I always liked Peter Scott`s enthusiasm.

He was good company by all accounts. I remember from chatting to Joe Jopling at the Golden Lion. Joe was good pals with PS during their playing days together at the Rec.

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by shotshammo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:37 am

Peter Scott lived next door to my brother and we often went out together, One of his claims to fame was we went to a Barn dance and he said I'm going to dance with every women here, he had a pint on it with my brother and enjoyed every drop of it. Different times.
Re. Charlie Mortimore, he use to come and watch our inter department cricket games (Solartron's) We played on Cove green.

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by BillB » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:01 am

A "Solatron Scopes", probably serviced every one of them as an apprentice, Every one of them that Vickers had...... Great man was CM.

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Re: R.I.P. Charlie Mortimore

Post by Nth stand moaner » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:25 am

Youlden Scott Jopling,. Surely our hardest ever centre backs to play together.


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