Fleetwood Town were greatly saddened to learn of the passing of former player Peter Chilvers last weekend, at the age of 88 following a long illness.
Peter joined Fleetwood from Preesall FC in the summer of 1949 and following his Fleetwood first-team debut away at Chorley in the Lancashire Combination on 14 September 1949, went on to play 221 first-team games for the club, scoring 47 goals, before his retirement in 1960.
Peter was a genuinely two-footed player who was comfortable on either flank and was a mainstay of our teams throughout the 1950s. He lived in Fleetwood almost all his life and he worked in the fishing industry as a bookkeeper for a local trawler company, Wyre Trawlers.
Peter represented our club with great distinction over many years and we would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Peter’s son Leo, daughter Judith and all his family and friends at this difficult time.