Kevin Keegan: A moving tale


July 6, 1977
Kevin Keegan stood in the North Wales sun today as the removal men got to work packing up his belongings at his country cottage ready for shipment to Germany. The £500,000 super-star Keegan, who flies to Hamburg on Sunday with his wife Jean, ready to join his new club, took a fond look at the 200-year-old cottage that has been home during his years with Liverpool and said: “I certainly will miss it – it’s been lovely living here.”

The white-painted house, perched on a hill overlooking a green valley, is now to be the home of another footballer – Everton’s Mike Pejic.

Said Kevin: “We’re going to London to-morrow and travel to Hamburg on Sunday. We will live in a hotel for a few days and then a rented house, until we move into our permanent home.”

It was a labour of love for the three removal men from the Liverpool firm of John Mason.

“We’re all Liverpudlians,” beamed foreman Len Smith, “so none of us minded this job to-day. It will give us a chance to see Kevin off in his new life.”

It looked like being a long, hot day for Len and his mates, driver Jack Parr and Geoff Woosey, all from Wavertree. “There’s some lovely antiques furniture here and a lot of packing to do,” said Len.
(Source: Liverpool Echo: July 6, 1977; via http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) © 2018 Findmypast Newspaper Archive Limited

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