Muriel makes return to Seel Park with four generations

MURIEL Muir made a sentimental return to Mossley aged 91 for the recent Evo Stik League, west division match against Trafford.

Though Muriel lives only a stone’s throw from Seel Park, it was her first visit for about 20 years.

And it was a trip down memory lane for Muriel who was joined by her son Robert Muir, granddaughter Anita Temperley and great grandson Patrick Temperley as four generations of the family were at the match.

Anita explained it was her grandmother who got her into becoming a Mossley fan.

“Murial took me to Maine Road in 1979 to watch Mossley beat Northwich Victoria 4-1 (final of the Northern Premier League Challenge Cup) as a present for passing my 11 plus,” Anita explained.

Anita added Muriel, who has been a fan for more than 50 years, missed out on the greatest day in the club’s history when they reached the final of the FA Trophy at Wembley.

“She is a great ballet lover and already had a ticket for the ballet that day so didn’t go to the final,” added Anita.

It was through Anita that Muriel returned to Seel Park.

She explained: “I recently started going back to watch Mossley and I pass her home on the way to the ground.

“When I call on my way home she always wants to know the score and she kept saying she would love to go back for a game.

“I promised towards the end of the season when it was warmer and when I was free as I am a nurse and work a lot of weekends.

“She was thrilled to go to the game and loved every minute of it.”

Though Muriel stopped going about 20 years ago through mobility issues, her support for the team has never wavered.

“Though Muriel is aged 91 she goes online to keep up to date with how the team is doing,” she said.

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