Ivor Verdun Powell was born in Bargoed in South Wales on 5th July 1916. He was the seventh son in a family of ten. He worked down the coal mines with his father and brothers until a QPR scout spotted him playing for his local side. Ivor arrived as an amateur, but didn’t initially make it into the R’s first team and had a short spell at non-league Barnet before returning to Shepherd’s Bush in September 1937 when he signed … Continue reading →

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