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Oak tree planted in memory of England footballer Peter Osgood

Oak tree planted in memory of England footballer Peter Osgood

Emma Billingham

Oak tree planted in memory of England footballer Peter Osgood

Respects were paid in memory of an English international footballer on the 10th anniversary of his death.

Windsor born Peter Osgood died in 2006 aged 59 from a heart attack.

His glittering football career included stints at Chelsea and Southampton during the 1960s and 1970s, while he was also capped four times for England.

An oak tree has been planted in Osgood Park in Foster Avenue, Clewer Green, to mark a decade since he passed.

Peter’s wife Lynn and sister Mandy Smith were joined by the Deputy Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Sayonara Luxton and Cllr Ed Wilson (Cons, Clewer South) on Saturday to plant the tree.

Lynn, who still lives in the couple’s Southampton home, where they moved to when her husband played for the coastal city, said: “It’s a really lovely day and it’s so fitting that the tree has been planted here as his mother’s house is right across the road so she would have looked out onto this park. It’s lovely to be back in Windsor.

“Peter’s sister and family still live here and I have lots of friends. It’s good to be back.”

The footballer was born in Kentons Avenue, near to Osgood Park, which was named in his honour in 2006.

Cllr Wilson said: “It’s lovely to see so many people here, and Chelsea fans that have travelled to be here this morning.

“If still alive today, Peter would have been a great role model for today’s kids to look up to. He was a great guy and very much missed.

“It’s lovely to have Lynn and Mandy here today as well.”

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