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City to pay tribute to Doreen Ashton

14 September 2023

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City will pay tribute to the life of Doreen Ashton by observing a minute’s silence ahead of the Carlisle United fixture on Saturday 16 September.

Doreen became an iconic figure at the Imps over her many decades of volunteering, alongside her beloved husband George.   She ran the catering points around Sincil Bank, selling her iconic homemade cheese and onion rolls, as well as selling snacks on coaches travelling to away games. She repurposed any unsold pies to share with players for their post-match meals.   

She was described as a mother figure around the club, particularly those who travelled on official coaches to away games, but prepared to be stern when needed to the younger elements of the fanbase.   

Doreen, alongside George, was a regular at matches for as long as her health allowed - and continued to show her support from afar while listening to matches via BBC Radio Lincolnshire. The couple could trace their attendance at games back to the 1930s.   

The thoughts of everyone at the Imps are with her friends and family at this difficult time. 

We kindly ask supporters to arrive at their seats slightly earlier than usual to also join in with the tribute before kick-off.  

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