Fans Museum pays Tribute to Lance Hardy

We are truly saddened to hear the devastating news of a good friend of ours Lance John Hardy has passed away.Our deepest condolences go to his family and friends, an amazing man who we will sadly miss.

Lance was always a strong supporter of the Fans Museum and when we held displays he was sure to visit. As Michael, the museum founder, said:

Michael:“He followed the museum from the start and just loved what it was about and I was able to give Lance items and information for some of the projects he was involved in.
“Then once we got the keys, we had Lance up on several occasions.
”It’s unreal.”
Lance was a former BBC Sport editor and producer as well as the man behind ‘Stokoe, Sunderland and ‘73’, the in-depth account of the Black Cats’ historic Wembley win, along with editing several volumes of ‘Tales from the Red and Whites’ in which former players, managers and fans, including Lance, shared their memories of the club.
And for more on this please look at the links below:
  • Lance in conversation with Sunderland Legend Gary Bennett