Two former Workington Reds stars took a trip down memory lane last week when they headed back to Borough Park.

Noel Hodgson and Bobby Brown, both residents in Newlands Care Centre, Workington, returned to the ground that they graced back in the 1950s and 60s.

The trip was part of the Life Enrichment programme at the care centre and the duo were delighted to return and relive memories.

Until recently, defender Bobby, who skippered Reds to promotion in 1963/64, was the record appearance holder at the club with 469 games, and Noel made 51 league appearances before leaving the club in 1962.

And both played under legendary manager Bill Shankly when he was in charge at Workington in the 50s.

With plans to demolish Borough Park to make way for a brand new stadium, to house Workington Reds and neighbours Workington Town, on the cards, this was a last chance for the former players to revisit their old stomping ground.

The team at Newlands Care Centre, which is run by Barchester Healthcare, wanted to take Noel and Bobby back and they were accompanied by recently appointed activities coordinator Ian Telford, who himself was a coach at Workington from 2009 to 2015.

They all shared stories of their exploits in Reds’ colours and Noel said afterwards it had been like “stepping back in time”.

Winger, Noel, returned to the ground for a second time on Saturday when he took part in the Workington Reds Legends Day at Borough Park.

He stepped back out onto the pitch, along with other former Reds stars, to wave to the crowd who had gathered for the Tony Hopper Memorial Trophy match between the current team and some of the stars of yesteryear, organised as a farewell to the ground.