I was aware how ill Ronnie was and was only speaking to Norma and Barry Harding the night before Ronnie passed away. Apparently he seemed to be improving so I was really shocked in the realisation that we wouldn’t see this magnificent Hunslet stalwart any more.

I am really sorry that I couldn’t make the funeral but I was thinking of him and his family last Friday.

Ronnie Fletcher – a true gent. RIP.