The Search for Topsy Waldron : Is he Norwood’s G.O.A.T. ?
07 July 2021
A decade ago (or thereabouts at least), I was vaguely aware of the legend of Norwood’s
early pioneer, Alfred Edward “Topsy” Waldron, but little else. People I asked about him knew
little, yet he was collectively referred to as though he was a sleeping giant. But I wanted
more answers and no one could give them to me. Who is this enigma of our club? What
befell him to the extent that before death, he turned to the club to take care of him in
death? And why did the club honour his legacy in such a unique and everlasting way as
erecting his gravestone during the depression era? And so began my quest to find out more
about exactly what was the legend of Topsy Waldron.
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By Chris Brown