Blue plaque unveiled at Ironbridge home of Wolves and England legend, Sir...

Blue plaque unveiled at Ironbridge home of Wolves and England legend, Sir Billy Wright


Immortalised at the club where he made his name, now former Wolverhampton Wanders and England footballing legend, Sir Billy Wright, has been further immortalised with blue plaque which was unveiled at his childhood home.

Wright, the first England player to notch up more than 100 caps, captaining them 90 times, has a statute outside Wolves’ Molineux ground – in front of the main stand which bears his name – grew up on New Road in Ironbridge, in Shropshire, where the plaque was revealed.

At the unveiling, his daughters said it was “so exciting” to see their dad honoured.
Vicky Wright was joined by sister Babette at the unveiling and both were set to stay overnight at the house for the first time afterwards.

She said: “My sister and I are honoured to be to be in the position where we can honour his memory.
“The people of Ironbridge and Wolverhampton just adore him.

“My sister and I are really, really close, and we just adored him, he was the most incredible dad.”
Sir Billy spent his entire playing career at Wolves, making 490 appearances before retiring in 1959.

After hanging up his boots, Wright managed Arsenal and was married to Joy Beverley, of the 1950s pop group The Beverley Sisters – they were the original ‘Posh & Becks’.

The New Road house now home to Viv and Tony Moore; they said they were “thrilled” to be linked with its legacy.

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