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Patricia Godbold

Pat Godbold

Patricia Godbold

Born in Ipswich in 1935, Patricia attended Orwell Junior School and Nacton Road Secondary Modern Girls School.

Patricia went to her first Ipswich Town match at Portman Road after World War II in 1946 with her father. In 1954 she applied and was successful in gaining the post of Secretary to the then- Manager Scott Duncan. Patricia worked for nine managers including Sir Alf Ramsey, Sir Bobby Robson and George Burley.

Patricia was PA to Sir Bobby Robson for 36 years and Company Secretary to his commercial business, at the same time working for 4 Chairmen and 4 Company Secretaries.

Patricia retired from working full time in 1997 and in 2004, on behalf of the Football Association, the Governing Body of Professional Clubs, David Sheepshanks the Club Chairman, presented Patricia with a medal for 50 years loyal service to football.

Patricia is now the club archivist looking after memorabilia and answering history enquiries. She also helps to organise former Town players annual reunions.