Michael Foot Auction

A PAINTING of former Argyle director Michael Foot is to be sold at auction to help pay for a memorial to him in Plymouth city centre.

Michael, who died in 2010, sat on the Board at Home Park in the early part of the century and, having supported the club his entire life, was officially registered as a player in 2003 in celebration of his 90th birthday.

The unique print by Plymouth painter Robert Lenkiewicz shows Michael proudly wearing his Argyle scarf.

The print is a copy of the original that hangs in Portcullis House in Westminster, is printed on canvas, and beautifully framed.

Argyle director Peter Jones and friend of Michael is keen to make the memorial a reality.

He said: "Michael always felt that Plymouth was the greatest city on Earth, with Venice running it a close second. He is part of the very fabric of this place.

"We've had tremendous support from the people of Plymouth from both sides of the political divide. We now hope that a little more national awareness will attract more funds."

For more details on the project, and for information on the auction, click here.