A group of Sheffield Wednesday fans have started a crowdfunding appeal to raise funds for an old-time Owls fan, Tom Wharton, who astonishingly missed only one home game between 1880 and 1926, in addition to following the club away from home on a regular basis.
Tom watched his beloved Wednesday in the 1890 FA Cup final and gave new meaning to the phrase ‘dyed in the-wool supporter.
His story came to a wider public knowledge when an interview with Tom was reproduced in ‘WAWAW – Fans Memories Through The Generations’ published by the club as part of their 150-year anniversary.
It later transpired that Tom was buried in an unmarked grave in Wardsend Cemetery, with his wife and son, just a stone’s throw from Hillsborough.
Owls fans, therefore, thought that in memory of Tom, funds should be raised for a granite headstone, complete with club badge and epitaph to one of the club’s greatest ever fans.
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