Before top footballers started earning crazy money they had to find a new career after hanging up their boots.

Many chose to open sports shops, and West Bromwich Albion and Aston Villa striker Dave Walsh (1923-2016) did just that in Droitwich High Street.

Ireland international Dave played 165 times for the Baggies from 1946 to 1950, scoring an impressive 94 goals, before moving to their Birmingham rivals and scoring 37 goals in 108 appearances.

His shop was next to St Andrew’s Church and for a while it was opposite a greengrocery in a temporary building opened by a former West Brom team-mate, Droitwich-born Jimmy Duggan.

Dave later ran holiday homes in Thurlestone and Kingsbridge in Devon.