All at Brentford Football Club were saddened to hear of the death of former player Ron Peplow. Ron, pictured right above – with Dennis Heath and George Francis, spent time with The Bees in the 1950s and 60s and died on Friday, 15 March. The West London-born midfield player was 83.

Ronald Peplow joined Brentford in 1955 from Southall. He had come to prominence as a young player and won representative honours for Middlesex and London at schoolboy level. He spent six years at Griffin Park and while he was unable to hold down a regular place, he was a reliable squad member and played 66 games for the Club at a time when substitutes were not allowed in English football.

Ron scored five goals in his time with The Bees and became renowned for his prowess from the penalty spot. His most successful year at Griffin Park was his final one, the 1960/61 season, when he played 18 games in all competitions and scored three goals. He played 61 league games before his departure in 1961 and played for Folkestone Town and Ashford Town (Kent) before hanging up his boots.

The Club has also been informed about the recent death of Brian Edgley. Brian died in February at the age of 81 in Australia. He spent 16 months with The Bees and played 38 games in all competitions, scoring 14 goals. Brian started his career at Shrewsbury Town and played for Cardiff City before joining Brentford in the summer of 1961. He left The Bees in autumn 1962 to join Barnsley. Brian ended his playing career in Australia and settled there after retirement, spending time in management in Victorian and New South Wales football.

Brentford FC would like to send condolences to the families and friends of Ron and Brian.