Miller, Dick

Biographical Text

Dick Miller was the son of Charlie Miller, who played nearly 300 games for the club in the 1930's.

Exeter City applied to join the local Basketball League in 1965 following an idea from club secretary Dick Miller, who was a keen player himself.

In October 1965 Dick, wrote in the match programme, after crowd disturbances. "At St James Park we have always been proud of our supporters, but more recently I have been concerned about some of the behaviour here. Such as the throwing of toilet rolls, slow hand clapping etc. Let me give fair warning to those inclined towards such action, that the police have strict instructions to remove from the ground anyone who is seen to throw toilet rolls on the pitch"

Dick was tragically killed in a car accident in 1968, whilst on club business.




I met Dick in Fall 1958 when I was dating his sister ,Jeanette, whom I married in 1960. He roped me in to play for the Exeter team he had organized. In 1958-59 I played for the team together with Dick ,his brothers Michael and Brian, and a fellow called Dennis Wynn ( if I remember that name correctly).We won ALL of our games. Dick was truly a fine man whom I liked very much and admired. His passing  was a severe blow to both Jeanette and myself. I also had the pleasure of enjoying friendship with Charlie Miller, with whom I downed a few pints at various Exeter pubs ! 

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