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TERRY DANN 1936-2023

Penzance AFC is saddened to learn of the passing of former player and manager Terry Dann.

Dann was born in Finsbury, North London, in July 1936 but was evacuated to Penzance where he grew up, launching his impressive football career with the Magpies.

The midfielder’s form was such that in July 1959 he earned a move into the professional game, his transfer to Plymouth Argyle netting Penzance the princely sum of £300 by way of a fee. After eight appearances for the Greens, Dann returned to non-League ranks, and the South East of England, signing for Sittingbourne.

After two years with the Brickies, Terry returned the professional game signing for Torquay United. But, having made just two appearances, he was on the move again in February 1963 with Margate shelling out a then club record £400 to take him back to Kent. The fee was soon largely repaid as Dann scored 9 times in 31 games before the end of the season as the Thanet club won the Southern League Division One title and two local cups. Terry moved on to Canterbury City, where he scored 27 times in 70 games, before returning to Cornwall in the summer of 1966.

Residing in Castle Road, he went on to both play for and manage Penzance. The Dann family as a whole is woven into the fabric of the club. Terry starred in the same side as his brother Nat at Penlee Park, and his nephews Mike and Neil ran out together for the Magpies in the early 1980s. And of course Terry’s other brother, Jimmy, is a Life Member having served in numerous capacities including Chairman and President.

In his latter years, Terry lived in Newlyn. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Dann family at this difficult time. RIP Terry.


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