Date: 9th May 2014 at 7:10pm
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Former Rotherham United forward Terry Farmer has sadly died just short of his eighty-third birthday.

Terry was an old fashioned centre forward with a good scoring record but, due to being part of a good squad at Millmoor, only made sixty-one appearances over six seasons.

A miner at Silverwood Pit Terry was born on Whinney Hill and took his father’s advice to move from defence to the forward line for his Dalton Old Village team and after he scored a hat-trick in the Rotherham Association Cup Final against Catcliffe Red Rose was sought out by Rotherham United to sign a part-time contract. But Terry didn’t want to play league football and opted instead to join Gainsborough Trinity.

But, three years later he did sign for the Millers and made his debut in August 1952 away at Notts County. Playing in the Second Division the club refused offers from First Division teams for Terry and he stayed with Rotherham until 1958 when he was transferred to York City.

In 1960 he again decided to leave full-time football and moved to Scarborough followed by moves to Buxton Town, Worksop Town and Retford town before he hung up his boots in 1967.

All at Vital Rotherham send our condolences to his wife Nell and the rest of his family.

RIP Terry