As so many referees Pat Partridge started refereeing in a local league in 1953 after he had suffered an injury as a player. He officiated in Hong Kong while stationed there s a soldier, did some more local matches and became a Football League linesman in 1965 and referee a year later. He held a FIFA badge between 1971 and 1981. Passed away 31. October 2014.
The 1975 FA Cup final. 1977 European Cup winners final, One match at the 1978 World Cup finals (and two matches as a lines man) and one match in the 1980 European Championships.
Partridge is an electrician, helped running his father-in-law's farm and later became chairman and president of Referees' Association(s). (there are more than one in England)