Notts County’s all-time leading goalscorer Les Bradd is to be inducted into the Magpies’ Hall of Fame at a special event attended by Christoffer and Alexander Reedtz.
Bradd, who remains heavily involved with the club as an ambassador and is also part of Notts County Football in the Community’s team, scored 125 league goals in 379 starting appearances between 1967 and 1978.
And his amazing record will be recognised, along with two important club anniversaries, at a celebration dinner on Thursday 24 October.
Guests will not only have the opportunity to raise a toast to Bradd, but also to Tommy Lawton – who spearheaded Notts’ promotion to the old Second Division by scoring 31 goals in the 1949-50 season - 100 years on from his birth (6 October). Barrie Williams, former editor of the Nottingham Post, who collaborated with Lawton’s son in writing the book Get in There, an enthralling story of a real soccer legend, will be among those paying tribute.
It will also be 50 years (8 November) since the appointment of Jimmy Sirrel, who went on to become the club’s most successful manager of all time as he guided the Magpies from the old Fourth Division to the top flight. To mark the anniversary, Sir Alex Ferguson is recording a filmed tribute to his fellow-Scot, fellow-manager and great friend which will be played at the dinner. Sir Alex was originally invited to attend but he has explained to organisers that, since his health scare, he has been advised to limit his number of public appearances at such functions.
As a special extra treat, those present will also hear from both Christoffer and Alexander, making it an unmissable evening for every true Notts supporter.
The event will begin at 7pm, with dinner commencing at 7.30pm.
The three-course dinner menu comprises Leek and Potato Soup; Chicken princess, served with seasonal vegetables; and Deep dish Apple Pie, served with Devonshire custard, followed by freshly-brewed tea or coffee.
Tickets, £30, are available from the club shop and online
Tables for 10 people may be booked at the special concessionary price of £250.