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Jimmy "Football" Jewell
May 15th, 2019, 2:11pm
Paul Hayes of BBC Radio Norfolk, is producing a documentary about Arthur James “Jimmy” Jewell.

It transpires that it was the sudden death of "Jimmy Jewel" that suddenly promoted Kenneth Wolstenholme to the prime BBC TV Commentary box.
"Jimmy" Jewel was the BBC’s first regular TV football commentator after the war. He was the main commentator from 1947 until 1952, doing all the cup finals and England games, etc, until he “died with his boots on,” dying in October 1952- the day before a major football match.

Paul is asking the impossible- does anyone know anything about "Arthur James “Jimmy” Jewell"?

WHY is Paul (of BBC Radio Norfolk) asking for help?
Because Jimmy” Jewell was briefly the manager of Norwich City in 1939.

So, if anyone has any "TV OB-type" memories of this sporting character please post here or DM "Admin" and we'll pass on the information!
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