Voice of Foxhall dies

THE voice of Foxhall Stadium for many years died last night.John Earrey, who was announcer at Ipswich Witches speedway meetings during the club's heyday when John Berry was promoter in the 70s and 80s, collapsed at home.

By Elvin King

THE voice of Foxhall Stadium for many years died last night.

John Earrey, who was announcer at Ipswich Witches speedway

meetings during the club's heyday when John Berry was promoter in the 70s and 80s, collapsed at home. He was 61.

He was stadium manager at Foxhall for a number of years and heavily involved in stock car racing in Ipswich, also taking the microphone at meetings at other tracks controlled by Spedeworth.

John Louis, the Ipswich speedway co-promoter, said: "I'm shocked and stunned to hear of this news. John was a brilliant presenter.

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"He held the imagination of the

public. He was one of the best in the business and a thoroughly nice man."

In recent years he had been a

leading figure at Sunday football side Kesgrave Athletic, where he was chairman and secretary.

He was still a regular at Witches home matches and took the

microphone at the Ipswich Golden Jubilee meeting two years ago.

He leaves two sons, Daren and Christer, and a brother and two

sisters. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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