Dickie Davies, who sadly passed away last weekend


The Sporting World is mourning the loss of ITV’s former World of Sport presenter Dickie Davies, who sadly passed away last weekend at the age of 94.

Born in 1928, Dickie, or Richard as he was known at the time, moved with his parents to live in Shanklin’s Collingwood Road in 1936 and attending Shanklin CE Primary School, where he returned in 2012 to recount the time he spent growing up in Shanklin before and during World War 2, for a special Growing Up In The Bay film.

Whilst in Shanklin, his parents ran a boarding house, often with his father away at sea in naval convoys, and Dickie also remembered diving through the hedge, with his brother, when the air raid sirens sounded in Shanklin.

After leaving the Island, Dickie did national service in the RAF, before becoming an announcer on Southern TV, then joining World of Sport in 1968, also presenting Darts, Snooker, the Olympics, and was ever present at the FA Cup Final.

He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, and 4 grandchildren.