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Happy Birthday....

OneSirKeefy

Vital 1st Team Regular
#5
Things you learn. Just checked Dave’s career on wiki. Never realised he was a record signing for Swindon Town!! Booo!

Also “ While at Orient, he became the first player to have played on every Football League ground.”

There’s a claim to fame 👍
 

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#6
He lived in Northumberland Avenue in Rainham a couple of doors from my school mate! Can remember all the first team playing kit being out on his washing line!
 

Vambogills

Vital 1st Team Regular
#7
With my family all Saints season ticket holders, was lucky enough to see him play a few times at the Dell as well as Priestfield.
Well respected as a tough tackling, good passer of the ball. Also chipped in with a few goals, besides the penalties.
 

mozzer59

Vital Squad Member
#8
The first half of the 73-74 promotion season before he joined Southampton......Keith Lindsey and David Peach, two great full backs! Both loved putting forwards on their arses and both brilliant penalty takers!
 

GillsBluenose

Vital 1st Team Regular
#9
My dad drove lorries for Brakes (formerly Brake Brothers) frozen foods and he used to have the regular Medway round.

He delivered to a pub where Dave Peach was often to be found helping out, presumably after morning training. Dad said he was really nice down to earth guy.

I am afraid my Dad is long gone (his 100th birthday would have been this February) so I can not ask him the name of the pub but others on this board may be old enough to have encountered him and can confirm.
 

Trev_GFC

Vital Squad Member
#11
My dad drove lorries for Brakes (formerly Brake Brothers) frozen foods and he used to have the regular Medway round.

He delivered to a pub where Dave Peach was often to be found helping out, presumably after morning training. Dad said he was really nice down to earth guy.

I am afraid my Dad is long gone (his 100th birthday would have been this February) so I can not ask him the name of the pub but others on this board may be old enough to have encountered him and can confirm.
Does the Mackland Arms ring any bells? That has a few Gills bits up and is near Northumberland Road / the station.
 

jogills

Vital 1st Team Regular
#12
He was what we used to call a tidy player and despite not being physically imposing, he tackled hard. I remember watching him in that FA Cup final and thinking of all the times I'd seeen him play at Priestfield. A certain person, who frequents this board, will remember a return train journey when we drunkenly imposed ourselves on Peach's good nature.
 
#13
He was what we used to call a tidy player and despite not being physically imposing, he tackled hard. I remember watching him in that FA Cup final and thinking of all the times I'd seeen him play at Priestfield. A certain person, who frequents this board, will remember a return train journey when we drunkenly imposed ourselves on Peach's good nature.
He couldn't understand why we spent our money going round the country watching GFC trying to play football. Fifty years or so later, I think he may have had a point! That awayday to Bradford City still remains strong in my memory.
 

Buddha

Vital 1st Team Regular
#17
My dad drove lorries for Brakes (formerly Brake Brothers) frozen foods and he used to have the regular Medway round.

He delivered to a pub where Dave Peach was often to be found helping out, presumably after morning training. Dad said he was really nice down to earth guy.

I am afraid my Dad is long gone (his 100th birthday would have been this February) so I can not ask him the name of the pub but others on this board may be old enough to have encountered him and can confirm.
He was apparently a regular (along with a few other players) in the Beacon Court during the early 1970s.

I heard that the Beacon had been demolished recently. I've not yet seen it gone.