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Sad to read of West Bromwich teacher's death

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 29, 2014

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IT was with deep regret that I read in The Bugle (January 16 edition) of the sad passing of Mr Philip Greenfield. I was fortunate enough to know him well when he taught at Wolverley Sebright Primary School where my father also taught. Mr Greenfield was a really genuine and likeable character.

It makes sense now why in the 1960s his allegiance was towards Manchester. He apparently was an ardent fan of Manchester Utd. In fact he took my brother and I up to the Hawthorns football ground for an evening game, which I believe Manchester Utd beat West Bromwich Albion 6-3, which made him and his daughter and son-in-law extremely happy.

I can't rightly remember whether it was for a league match or a cup match. Unless I am mistaken he also did a weekend part-time job at a small farm, near Franche in Kidderminster.

Please pass on my sincere condolences to his family. Mr Greenfield could not be disliked by anyone who knew him. I'm so happy he enjoyed his latter years in Auckland, New Zealand.

Mr T.J. Griffin,

Marlpool Lane, Kidderminster.

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