RIP Alec “Llew” Beaton~ 1943-2015 .
Much loved and prolific Football Poet & Raith Rover-aholic who was based in South .Africa, Llew passed away suddenly on 26th July .A regular contributor, Llew posted over 100 poems here between 2003 and 2014, some of which were under the name of Hugh Morris. ( Also Known on Facebook as Alec Beaton)
Llew, you’re gone-
but your memory lives on…
And always will. Ianthe~August 2015
In Memory of Llew Beaton Ianthe Exall
Such sad news from a treasured long-time member among our far flung poetical ranks . All our thoughts go out to his family. Like Ianthe, none of us here had met Alec but felt united by words and our shared love of this crazy game. Here’s a personal favourite of ours about a chance encounter with Bobby Charlton from Llew in 2014 .
‘Hello Bobby’ by Llew” Beaton
If you are familiar with any of Llew’s (also Hugh Morris) hundred or so football poems on this site and are on Facebook and wish to leave a few words please email firstname.lastname@example.org (or click ‘contact us’ left hand column or click ‘Contact’ at bottom of home page) and we will record them here under Clik’s Corner .
Sending all our thought to Llew’s friends and family. RIP Llew.
Llew (Alec) and I had communicated quite a lot about early S.African football etc (I lived in SA for 7 years) via facebook , which put faces to names I’ve known for 15 years on here!
I will miss his humour and insight .Do explore his poems.
.You can also go to his Facebook page.Just click on
.Alec “Llew” Beaton on Facebook
Rest In Peace ~ Safe journey onwards Llew.