Bill Turnbull (1956-2022) – R.I.P

“It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of Bill Turnbull from prostate cancer.

Bill has been a long term supporter of both the Club and the Trust and we have lost a true friend. He was a wonderful person, full of fun and an amazing broadcaster. His commentaries on our games were superb and his ability to sneak mentions of WWFC into his BBC broadcasts was brilliant.

We will all miss him hugely. On behalf of the Trust board, we are grateful for everything he did for us and I send my condolences and best wishes to his family at this sad time.”

Nigel Kingston, Trust Chair.
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Bill was a Life Member and good friend of the Trust and was one of the first contributors when we launched the Community Share Scheme to provide working capital for the football club back in 2015.

As well as assisting in the commentary box, Bill would often be seen watching games home and away, sometimes with his son Henry. Bill would be so unassuming despite his TV presence, and would also be seen after the game in the queue at the real ale bar in the Vere/Caledonian Suite, for a swift drink before heading home.

Bill was given the honour of being present at Wembley for the July 2020 play Off Final to watch the Chairboys beat Oxford and secure promotion to the Championship in what is probably the Club’s finest moment, to date. Those watching said they could hear his vocal support!

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