Happy birthday Harry

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Coventry and England’s oldest surviving player, Harry Walker, celebrates his 100th birthday today.
Walker, who is Coventry’s club patron and attended last week’s game against Macclesfield, will mark the occasion with a party at the Butts Park Arena this weekend and will be a special guest of the RFU on March 14 for England's Calcutta Cup game against Scotland at Twickenham.

“For anyone to reach the age of 100 is amazing, but for someone who spent decades delivering first class performances in the brutal world of the front row, it is astonishing,” said Coventry president Peter Rossborough.

“Harry’s off-field contribution to Coventry and Warwickshire over the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s is equally awe inspiring, and generations of players have benefited from the enthusiasm, knowledge, determination and leadership of this astounding man.”
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http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/sport/rugby/happy-100th-birthday-cov-legend-8612498
 

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The Daily Telegraph article on him is quite illuminating. There was, apparently, a lot of scrambling to get him to accept the Calcutta Cup tix and photo opp with Bill Beaumont as he is/was 'disgusted' with the RFU....first time they'd been in contact with him since about 1949.
 

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Dont be bitter Harry, my advice to you is get an agent & secure your unique centurian image rights ! Just sell yourself to the RFU every time they come calling, they will want you so they will pay, a plethora of image/marketing people have already identified your value to them in 2015 l

Correcting historical disinterest simply isn't achievable.
 

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Now there it's a litigation lawyers dream case right there
 

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What would the cause of action be?
 

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Who has the rights to publicity. If he can suggest they have made money from the pictures he "can" gain monetarily
 

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It depends where the pictures were taken and by whom.
 
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