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With closure of the PoW camp imminent, Trautmann declined an offer of repatriation and stayed in Britain, working on a farm, and subsequently working on bomb disposal in Liverpool. He also played amateur football for the Liverpool County Combination club St Helens Town, through which he met the club secretary's daughter, Margaret Friar, whom he later married. Over the course of the 1948–49 season Trautmann's goalkeeping reputation steadily grew, and a series of high crowds were attributed to his displays, including a record 9,000 attendance in the final of a local cup competition, the Mahon Cup.
 Manchester City
As the following season commenced, a number of League clubs showed interest in signing Trautmann. The first to offer him a contract was Manchester City, and on 7 October 1949 Trautmann signed for the club as an amateur, turning professional shortly after.Ford AC compressorspergolas