Three years today since death of Bolton Wanderers legend Nat Lofthouse

Nat Lofthouse with 1958 FA Cup members in 1991

Nat Lofthouse playing for Bolton Wanderers, undated.

Nat Lofthouse rising for a header at Burnden Park, undated

First published in Sport The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , chief football writer

THREE years ago today, Bolton Wanderers lost its most famous and treasured son, Nat Lofthouse, the legendary Lion of Vienna.

The former England striker died at the age of 85.

His funeral 11 days later saw the great and the good of the football world come together to pay their respects at St Mary’s Church.

Lofthouse’s ashes were later interred at a private ceremony at St Anne’s Church memorial garden in Chapeltown.

Read how we covered his death at the time here:

 

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8:20pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Ernagy2 says...

Yes and unfortunately the club hasn't been right since. It started the long decline to relegation from the Premiership to struggling championship side.
Yes and unfortunately the club hasn't been right since. It started the long decline to relegation from the Premiership to struggling championship side. Ernagy2
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