LOCAL history society members in Dilton Marsh are preparing to commemorate one of the village's most famous sons.

A blue plaque will be unveiled in September to commemorate former Bristol City FC and England striker John Atyeo.

Mr Atyeo, who died in Warminster in June 1993 aged 61, played as a striker and spent most of his professional career at Bristol City FC.

He was born in Dilton Marsh and made 645 appearances for Bristol City FC, scoring a record 351 goals for them.

Mr Atyeo won six England caps between 1955 and 1957, scoring five goals.

He played as an amateur for Portsmouth in 1950/51, then as a part-time professional for Bristol City while qualifying as a quantity surveyor until signing full-time ahead of the 1958/59 season.

In 1963/64 he reverted to part-time status to prepare the way for his post-football career as a mathematics teacher.