Northampton Mercury & Herald, 25th June 1954
She Has To Clean 31 Silver Cups Every Week
One disadvantage of having star soccer players in the family is that it means plenty of hard work for the housewife.
"I have to clean 31 cups every week," admitted Mrs. Bert Inwood. The cups have all been won by her husband and their 26-years-old son Gordon.
When newcomers call at their Westfield-avenue home, the dazzling array of cups is always the centre of attraction.
Once, Neil Franklin, former England centre-half, went home with Gordon. He said: "My goodness, what a fine collection!"
Mr. Bert Inwood, well-known in Rushden for his work for the town's soccer club, began his playing career with Wolverton.
From centre-half to full-back
He signed as a professional at 18. After staying with Wolverton about six years (as a centre-half) he moved to Rushden, playing as a full-back for 10 years.
When his playing career ended, he became team trainera post he held until last season. Recently, Mr. Inwood's attention has been focused on his son's career.
Gordon started by playing for Rushden Adult School. Later he gained a place in the Rushden team.
At 17, he turned professional and moved to Kettering. Later, he joined the West Bromwich Albion staffthen Hull City. At present, Gordon is back with Kettering.
Soon he hopes to bring home a few more cupsjust to keep mother busy.