Jimmy Sirrel and Jack Wheeler are the latest sporting heroes to be recognised by the city’s tram network with a new tram named in their honour.
Widely considered to be Notts County’s greatest ever management team, Sirrel and Wheeler led the Magpies to a number of achievements including promotion to the First Division in 1981.
Jimmy and Jack will join a number of other sporting figures to have trams named after them, including Forest manager Brain Clough, Ashes-winning cricketer Stuart Broad and boxer Carl Froch.
Jamie Swift, NET’s Head of Marketing explained: “Despite the pair missing out during the nomination process for tram names last summer, it was quickly recognised there was a need for Jimmy and Jack to have a tram named after them following a number of requests from the public once nominations had closed.
“Although there are a few naming ceremonies still to arrange we had one last tram available and it’s good that it will go to both Jimmy and Jack.”
The tram naming follows the news that a campaign to raise money for a statue of the pair outside Notts County’s Meadow Lane home, reached its target earlier this year.
Jamie continued: “Our intention was to carry out the naming after the statue fund had reached its target and now this has happened we will be arranging a date in the near future. We hope it can be quite an occasion when we can properly acknowledge the achievements of this well respected duo.”
An official naming ceremony in honour of the pair is set to take place next month.