England footballing legend Bobby Charlton showed off his skills during visits to Swindon.

After securing his place in history as part of the team that reached the final of the 1966 World Cup, the skilled sportsman went on to win the Ballon d'Or and become the first - and still only - England player to feature in four World Cup squads.

The 86-year-old, who died in October after a fall at his nursing home, stopped by Swindon and the surrounding areas a few times during his life, bringing smiles to the faces of fans who were delighted to meet their hero.

These nostalgic photos from 1988 and 1991 show Bobby putting his skates on at the Link Centre, signing the cast of a youngster with a broken arm, teaching crowds of school pupils some of top tricks, and promoting his Bobby Charlton Sports organisation.

Sir Robert Charlton received a knighthood in 1994, had a stand at Old Trafford named after him in 2016, and is considered to be one of the great footballers of all time.

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