Death of legendary Harrogate Railway chairman

Dennis Bentley, Chairman of Harrogate Railway FC, who has died.
Dennis Bentley, Chairman of Harrogate Railway FC, who has died.

HARROGATE Railway Athletic FC has suffered a sad loss with the death of president Dennis Bentley.

After a short illness, Dennis passed away peacefully at Harrogate Hospital last Wednesday.

He was first involved with the club as a player in the ‘40s, later becoming an active committee member, chairman and president.

Football secretary David Shepherd said Dennis was very well-respected, adding: “His commitment to the club was unrivalled.

“Often with a kind word or a tale to tell, Dennis was a major asset and will be sadly missed.”