Brian Murdoch remembered

Remembering the life of Brian Murdoch…

The iconic Brian Murdoch, who sadly passed away in December. [Image - Express & Star]

It is with a heavy heart that Kidderminster Harriers have learned of the passing of Brian Murdoch.

Brian, a lifelong Harriers fan, was the man behind the much-loved match day food here at Aggborough Stadium, his family business providing supporters with the likes of the trademark Harriers Pies and Aggborough Soup for the better part of 60 years.

During that time, his efforts – most notably the pies – gained a reputation as the best in football, earning rave reviews from fans up and down the country.

Each year, the pies would regularly top the annual ‘Price of Food’ survey for being the most expensive, but legions of fans would jump to the defence of the hearty meal and the man behind them, earning Brian regular national press attention. A simple Google search of ‘Harriers Pies’ brings up a pile of news stories and interviews from the Kidderminster Shuttle to the Daily Mail, all featuring Brian’s incomparable character and warmth.

Brian had been unwell for the past few years, but his thoughts were seemingly never far away from Aggborough and always kept up with the latest matches and club events. He died peacefully on Saturday, aged 81 and is survived by his wife, Joan, four children and 11 grandchildren.

Harriers CEO Neil Male said today: “The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Kidderminster Harriers are with Brian’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“I know how much Brian and his family’s food business meant to the fans here – for those coming to matches at Aggborough he was a constant for many, many years and he’ll be sadly missed.”

The family have asked for privacy at this time and will announce funeral details shortly in accordance with Government guidelines.

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