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#DistinctlyVilla: No.47 – ‘AV1’

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#DistinctlyVilla: No.47 – ‘AV1’

We continue our new feature - #DistinctlyVilla.

The illustration series will pay tribute to everything good about our great club.

From the formation in 1874 all the way through to the appointment of Dean Smith, we bring you the greatest people, moments, places and quotes.

The designs have been beautifully created by Marcus Marritt.

Today, at No.47, we remember Sir Doug Ellis.

We’ll be saying a fond farewell to our former chairman tomorrow after his death last month at the age of 94.

But we’ll certainly never forget him – or the fact that he always arrived at our games in style with this magnificent motor, along with the wonderful number plate.

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 8th November 2018