Remembering our loved ones with our second Roll of Honour.
Our father Ashley passed away on Tuesday 31 August last year. He supported Carlisle for over 55 years and had a scalf on his coffin, exactly how he would have wanted it. He is a sadly missed husband, grandfather, great grandfather and dad.
Jonathan and Matthew Hutton
Chris Allason was a supporter of more than 50 years. He and I stood in paddock for pretty much every home game I ever attended and made dozens of away trips over the years. He is sorely missed, and it would mean a lot to me to have him remembered at the game.
He passed on 5 October 2021, just a few days after his 70th birthday.
Sadly Chris lost his battle with cancer last October. He was a true Blue, through & through. Together we went to every home game possible, I have not attended a match since, and this would be the tonic much-needed to get me back to Brunton Park. Cheers for the inspiration and motivation in allowing us to remember our loved ones.
Carlisle United were deeply saddened to learn that former Blues stopper Martin Burleigh died at the age of 70. The Willington-born keeper came to Brunton Park at the start of the 1975/76 campaign with the Cumbrians having just dropped out of the top-flight.
He played the first 14 league games of that season in nets, before giving way to Allan Ross for the remainder of that campaign. He deputised for Ross for a run of 12 fixtures the following year.
Michael David Crook
Watching the blues from above wearing his Carlisle cap, we’ll win the golden gamble for you one day! Loved and missed by all the family.
RIP Derek Golding
Reunited with Maggie, we miss you both.
Martin, 61, passed peacefully after a short illness at Dorothy House Hospice, Wiltshire. Son of Margaret and the late Eric, and brother to Stephen, Stuart and the late Graeme, he was a loving father to Ellie and Alice.Also a much-loved brother-in-law, cousin, nephew and uncle, he was partner of Angie.
Martin was a lifelong season ticket holder at Brunton Park and was brought to games by his father Eric (who was a golden gamble salesman and match day boardroom ambassador) from an early age.
Life-long fan sadly lost but never forgotten. A beloved son, brother, uncle, great uncle and Best Friend.
Miss you Marra, Steven Birtwistle
Much-loved husband, dad, son, brother and uncle, you left a massive hole in our lives. We will never forget you 💙.
Carlisle United were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former-Blue Joe Laidlaw, at the age of 71. Joe, a tough and combative midfield figure, played for United between 1972 and 1976 and was a prominent part of the squad that got to promoted to, and played in, the top-flight during that season in the sun in 1974/75.
Indeed he finished as the club’s top scorer with 12 strikes that season, having notched in the 2-0 victory over Aston Villa the season before - claiming club legend status at the time - the game that secured the Cumbrians their spot in Division One.
A player who could play on either wing, or through the middle, he was brought to Brunton Park having cut his teeth with Middlesbrough, where his no-nonsense approach caught the eye of a host of scouts.
Please remember my great friend (2005-2021).
October 1957 - October 2021
A much-loved papa, father, brother, friend and well-known local tradesman. He was sadly taken away too early.
I went to the funeral at Poulton le Fylde, near Blackpool, of a 91- year-old lifelong United supporter on Friday 21 January.
Until Covid he drove up to Carlisle every home match, picking up a friend in Penrith (a Newcastle supporter who had been persuaded by Ray to take up a season ticket at Brunton Park).
During the eulogy we were told that Ray had a season ticket in the Pioneer Stand - row 9 seat 350 something - and that his seat even had his name on it!
I told the relatives I would ask for his name to be included in the Memoriam celebration at the Sutton game.
He was much-loved and will be missed by his family.
In memory of Professor Ray Edgar, lifelong supporter, who passed away on 25 December. His favourite saying at 45 mins and 90minutes was … ‘a good time for a goal’ … on behalf of his fellow season ticket holders.
Joseph ‘Graeme’ Smallwood
A much loved dad and grandad, Graeme was a loyal Carlisle United supporter for many years, both home and away. He is sadly missed by all who knew him.
RIP from Tom Smallwood