Tributes to deceased PE teacher
A popular PE teacher who scored a record number of goals for Bedford United and was a stalwart member of Bromham Baptist Church has died aged 55.
Neil Tysoe, who had taught at Biddenham Upper School for 22 years, collapsed and died soon after returning home from playing football on Friday evening.
Headteacher David Bailey said: "He was a friend to everyone and he lived and breathed sport."
A Facebook tribute has attracted over 1,000 members and students wore their PE kit to school on Monday as a mark of respect and took part in one minute of silence during break time.
There was also a silence in his memory before Bedford United's clash with Kings Langley on Saturday.
Mr Tysoe's wife Myra, who was with him when he died, said: "It has been a complete shock for everyone.
"I have my moments but the amount of support I have had from the church and the school has been marvellous.
"We are both committed Christians which has been a comfort, I know we will see each other again and be together forever."
Chelsea fan Mr Tysoe played for Bedford United from the age of 18 and in the early 1970s made club history by scoring 220 goals in 270 appearances, a record which has never been matched.
Chairman Lui La Mura said: "He was a lovely guy, polite and never a rogue.
"He was the star of the club."
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