September 8, 1943
Stanley Ronald Williams, C.C. may not be known by these Christian names but will be universally “spotted” as “Ronnie.”
Stanley Ronald Williams.
Native of Liverpool, born 1901, educated Liverpool Collegiate School, and entered into his father’s business of funeral directors at an early age. Became senior director on his father’s death 1929. Known throughout country in football and other sporting circles. Captain school soccer and cricket teams; is keen squash and tennis player and has played in tournaments with success up and down country.
Director Liverpool F.C. (of which his father was former chairman) for past twelve years. Toured abroad with team several times before the war. Entered City Council as Conservative members for Edge Hill Ward 1931. Was out of Council 1934-5; then returned for Wavertree Ward which he still represents. Member of Watch, Libraries, Parks and Allotments committee, and as chairman of Street Planting and General Purposes committee is responsible for Corporation farm at Harbrick. One of Chief Whips of Conservative Party.
Before the war was well-known in “doggie” circles as breeder of Great Danes and bulldogs. Is an accomplished horseman.
Since days of original L.D.V. has been connected with Home Guard and holds rank of Major.
Is ardent photographer – particularly with the cinema – and has interesting film collection, including Liverpool F.C. on tour.
Works hard and plays hard. Likes a round of golf when he can snatch an hour or two. Rarely allows his temper to be ruffled – except when he misses a short putt on the links – and with his infectious smile and flow of mild sarcasm is good company at all times. Can tell a good story.
(Evening Express: September 8, 1943)