It was hard for Syd
to understand and it took the lad a while to get back home, but he made it safely.
Vonnegut's involvement in World War II, which became the subject for his book, Slaughterhouse-Five, had something to do with the formation of his close friendship with Syd
in the late 1960s.
Mr Headey said: "I played with Syd
in the Under 16s and Under 18s in the 1950s before circumstances and careers parted us.
Now 78 years young, Syd
has been coaching for more than 35 years and can claim to have started the likes of Ross Murray, Chris Roberts, Paddy Mulhall, Chris Parr and his father Stephen Parr on the road to international stardom.
breeds carnations and has compiled records for the International Dianthus Register.
But by April 1936 the Cambrian News reported that Syd
, then aged just 16, was a promising footballer, whose displays for Machynlleth had "amazed" matchgoers.
later joined the Hillman car company, part of Rootes, where he worked for almost 50 years, while Vera worked at the British Oxygen Company (BOC) before leaving to raise her family.
Musical director Chris, who is also a trombone player and a singer, took over in 1996 when Syd
- who lost a leg and his sight in the Second World War - was famous for enjoying a dram while scaling the hills.
It will feature artwork, previously unseen photos and letters written by Syd
, who died, aged 60, in July 2006.
has a wife and three divorces behind him, so Maurice seems to be the only one who loves him enough to stick around, despite his constant moans about Syd
's assorted shortcomings.
Little (born CyrilMead in 1942) and comic Eddie Large (Born Edward McGinnis in 1941) formed their partnership in 1962 appearing as singers in local pubs around the north west.