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Written by John Walsh   
Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Kenny Hitchen, a popular former Workington Sunday League referee, has died after a short illness at the age of 81.

He was a regular official in the League during the 1970’s,8 0’sand 90’s - a real enthusiast for the game.

When he hung up his whistle he was on the League committee for many years and became a Vice President of the League.

His other main sporting interest was bowls and he was a member of the Vulcan Park bowling club for a number of years.

Kenny worked at High Duty Alloys factory at Distington as a security officer before retirement and he was also a special constable in his spare time.

Sunday League secretary Ron Caffrey has expressed sympathies to Kenny’s family and paid tribute to a “fine referee.” He is survived by sons Alun and Barrie, and daughter Valda

The funeral on Wednesday June 30 will be private.

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