Wilfred "Billy" Minter

Wilfred "Billy" Minter

This is a long shot I know, but my Great Uncle is Wilfred Minter who is well known in playing for Saint Albans Football Club, with a staggering return of 356 goals in 362 games, is the Saints all-time top goalscorer, and can be found in record books as the player to have scored the most goals for the losing side in a FA Cup tie. The Amateur England international struck seven times as City went down 8–7 to Dulwich Hamlet in a 4th Qualifying Round replay on 22 November 1922. He won 3 caps for England.

When he passed away, my Dad (who now has dementia and cannot remember much now) knew I was interested in the England Caps that he had won, and suggested that we gave them to the St Albans Museum to display / look after on the understanding that if I ever wanted them back, I was to provide ID and they were registered as mine.

The problem is that I now want to donate them to my Son, but the Museum cannot locate them (displays are in storage as they are in the process of moving) and actually they can see no record of ever receiving them.

The long shot is that I just wondered if anyone has any information on the whereabouts of these caps. I understand that proof of ownership would be difficult now, but it would make me feel a whole lot better if I knew they just simply hadn’t been lost and were being looked after.

My father is Bryan Chapman and his mother was Edith Mary Minter (married Joseph Chapman who owned a Butcher in Redbourn in the 1950s / 1960s)

Any help would be highly appreciated!

Kind regards,

Bill Chapman

This page was added on 30/11/2016.

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  • Hi David, sorry I hadn’t looked at this for some time….how can I contact you?

    By Bill Chapman (20/07/2017)
  • William Minter and Wilfred Minter are two completely different players. Both were known as Billy but were not related.

    By David Tavener (23/03/2017)
  • Hello Bill,
    I would be most grateful if you could get in touch with me please, as I have information that will be of great interest to you.
    I also have something else to run by you that you might see in the local press today (16th March 2017) and on the Football Club website.
    Kind regards,
    David Tavener
    Historian, St Albans City

    By David Tavener (16/03/2017)
  • hi….getting confused here….is this not william (Billy Minter) my great uncle who played for spurs..

    By paul minter (12/03/2017)