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‘George’ Wharton and Dudley Kipping R.I.P.
Tue Dec 4, 2018 12:55
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Belated condolences to two former players who passed away during October and November 2018

Leslie ‘George’ Wharton died 24th October 2018 – age 97

George was the oldest surviving former Wycombe Wanderers-player. He made 18 First Team appearances (mainly during World War Two) and scored an impressive 11 goals. He was also a significant member of the Wanderers Reserve team.
He was the father of Lynden Finch, secretary of the Official Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Association and father-in-law of Dave Finch, co-author of the Official Wycombe Wanderers History book and avid Wanderers statistician.



In this picture of the Wycombe Wanderers reserve team from 1947/48, George is seen seated on the right hand end of the front row.

Small tribute on the official website

https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2018/october/george-wharton-oldest-surviving-ex-player-passes-away/

Dudley Kipping – died 20 November 2018 - age 87

Dudley was the son of Wanderers’ 1931 FA Amateur Cup Final winner Jim Kipping. Along with his brother, Rowley, he went on to play reserve team football for the Wanderers.
Although not making into the Wanderers First Team, he went on to become a long serving referee in the High Wycombe area and was still regularly attending Adams Park as a supporter until just a few weeks before his passing.

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/resources/images/9118336.jpg

This is Dudley showing off his many refereeing medals and badges.

There is a tribute from John Taylor on the official website

https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2018/november/dudley-kipping-dies-at-87/


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