Kenneth Wolstenholme

Kenneth  Wolstenholme

Kenneth Wolstenholme was born in Worsley not far from Bolton, he went to Farnworth Grammar School, (quite near to the school where I work)

He started career as a journalist with a Manchester Newspaper.

In World War two,  he was a qualified pilot, and he flew many brave sorties over occupied Europe for his bravery he was awarded the DFC and Bar. After the war he became a freelance journalist working for the BBC then he moved to television.

He is best remembered for his commentary of the 1966 World Cup Final at Wembley Stadium when in injury time a small number of the crowd invaded the pitch and Kenneth Wolstenholme said  “They think it’s all over” but then Geoff Hurst scored another goal which prompted him to say “IT IS NOW!”