On 25 September 2013, after a campaign by Heaton History Group, a commemorative plaque was unveiled at former Newcastle United captain and People’s Theatre co-founder Colin Veitch’s former home in Heaton by the Lord Mayor of Newcastle. Below are some photographs of the event, links to media coverage and other sources of information about this Renaissance man:
The plaque was made possible by the support of Newcastle City Council, the PFA, Chris Goulding and Keith and Sam Smith.
Bob Moncur, the last Newcastle captain to lift silverware, spoke about Colin’s achievements
Members of Colin Veitch’s family were present. This is his great, great, great niece
A photograph of Colin (fourth from left) and other family members given to Heaton History Group by Janet Keighley, his great niece
Members of Heaton History Group, the Veitch family, the Smith family with the Lord Mayor and councillors.
Sky Tyne and Wear
NUFC.com On the home page at the time of writing but hopefully will be archived later.
Colin Veitch resources
Colin Veitch website
Colin Veitch on Wikipedia
Colin Veitch on Spartacus Educational
Poem for Colin Veitch
Colin Veitch’s Twelve Days of Christmas
The People’s Shakespeare