Pauline Coddington.

It is with great sadness that I tell you that Pauline Coddington, a staunch Stockport County supporter, died this week.

Pauline was a talented Textile Artist specialising in hand carded felted goods and fibre art, and as a member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen, taught Felt Making very successfully.

Pauline edited her own blog under her username `Hawkgreenfelts’ but also was a long time valued contributor to this Blog on which she penned many a fine article on a variety of subjects.

For some years Pauline was a much respected part of the Help the Hatters family, supporting the group both financially and via the various Working Parties which she joined in with. The photo heading this obituary is Pauline in action at such a WP, Pauline is 7th from the left at the back.
Below is a pic of Pauline presenting a SCAN certificate to Mick Andrews , a descendant of 1903-04 player Dick Ray, at Doncaster station.

Help the Hatters Chairman John Fitzpatrick commented today that Pauline was " a very hard worker, and a generous, kind and witty contributor to the Help the Hatters cause, she will be sadly missed!"

Help the Hatters extend condolences to Pauline`s family and friends at this sad time, and I leave you with just one of Pauline`s poems...`I have a dream’ which says it all......

The return of Halley's comet we may see in years to come.
The return of the Falklands seems a bit far fetched to some.
The return of Lord Lucan would cause quite a mild furore,
but the return of Edgeley Park would make all three seem a bore.

Luther King dreamt of freedom for a world of black and white.

Dorothy dreamt of the Land of Oz and a wizard she must fight.
Dave Whelan dreamt of the F.A. Cup and Wigan's fight for glory.
My dream would see all County fans write their own unlikely story.

Every terraced stand and turnstile, every brick of white or blue,

every flag and every goal post, every spotlight, every loo,
every blade of rich green grass, every table, every chair,
would be owned by the fans who had each acquired a share.

So let's kick start the dream today, this challenge we must face,

The Supporters' Coop will draft the means to fight an honest case.
Mr Kennedy, if you read this poem, please soften to my plea.
Roll back the years of heartbreak and just hand us back the key!!

Pauline Coddington (A Footballer's guide to Feltmaking)

R.I.P Pauline


  1. So sorry to hear of this. RIP

    Adrian Caville

  2. Pauline was a truly good person who loved her team. She will be missed by many people

  3. She was a lovely, kind and clever person who was hugely committed to County. I will miss her emailed match reports.

  4. Pauline had a devotion to County that can only be appreciated by a sports fan. She wil be missed by all of us.


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