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Who’s that man in the hat?

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Originally published on 22/06/17 00:00

For several years I have been intrigued by quick flashes of an elderly gentleman, who is always in one of the boxes on Centre Court. He wears a blue suit, a trilby and has a small goatee. Can you satisfy my curiosity?
Miss P Harding, Bristol

David Spearing is Wimbledon’s longest-serving honorary steward, having volunteered at the Championships since 1974. For the past 20 years he has hosted the families and coaches in the players’ box on Centre Court. A University of Cambridge graduate, 80-year-old Spearing is a long-term resident of Abu Dhabi and runs a construction business in the Middle East.

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