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Tributes to champion of Bury Town Football Club and Horringer Social Club

Tributes are being paid to a legend of a village’s social scene who’s ‘infectious’ laugh was as famous as his love for football and snooker.

Les Anderson, who died last week aged 61, will be fondly remembered in Horringer as a champion of the village’s social club and the Lucky Break Snooker Club.

Bury Town Football Club has also paid respects to the man nicknamed ‘Sir’, who was an ever-present face at Ram Meadow and also cheered for Manchester United.

Les Anderson, also known as 'Sir'
Les Anderson, also known as 'Sir'

Mr Anderson died in West Suffolk Hospital on September 15 after contracting illnesses following a stroke. He leaves behind two children and five grandchildren.

His daughter, Jodie Anderson, 35, said: “Everybody knew him in Bury St Edmunds, he was very popular.

“He was very funny, and had an infectious laugh.”

“He was a larger than life character

Mr Anderson will also be remembered for riding a mobility scooter, whatever the terrain, always wearing a crash helmet.

Bury Town chairman Russell Ward said of his friend: “He was a larger than life character, he rarely had a bad word to say about anyone.

“He was well-known for his mobility scooter, he would drive through fields to get himself to town and back, whatever the weather!”

The family has said a date for the funeral will be decided later this week.

Jan Frary, chairperson of Horringer Social Club, said: "Les had been a member for some years, he was a larger than life character and will be greatly missed.

"He was sorely missed on Saturday. We all sat at his table and had a drink to him.

"We all knew him as Sir Les. He was a great supporter of the Horringer Social Club Football Team and was supportive to the players."

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