Memorial service to be held for football legend Jimmy Hill

Bryony and Jimmy Hill, a photo from the recently published book 'My Gentleman Jim'
Bryony and Jimmy Hill, a photo from the recently published book 'My Gentleman Jim'

A memorial service is expected to take place today to honour football legend Jimmy Hill.

The former footballer turned broadcaster, who lived in Hurstpierpoint, died in December last year at the age of 87.

His widow, Bryony Hill, will be joined by family, friends and colleagues at Coventry Cathedral to commemorate the football star’s life in the city he loved.

All attendees will wear sky blue in deference to Jimmy’s choice of colour for the Coventry team which he managed for six years back in the 1960s.

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