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Newsletter Issue 51

Hello everyone,

First of all, many thanks to those of you who turned up to help with the clean-up at the club. In all, there were fifteen of us. I hope that you agree when you see it that there is a huge difference. The club outside now looks much more loved. With several pairs of hands (and one set of paws), the task was not too onerous and I think we all enjoyed ourselves – there was certainly a lot of laughter.

National Garden Scheme on Sunday 4th July at Midglos.

Pam has asked that the plant donations be brought to the club on Friday morning when she will be there to receive them. However, if you’d planned to bring them on Sunday, the club will be open from 12.00 on the day. Likewise, the cakes should be brought on Friday morning in containers marked with your name to ensure that they find their way back to the correct home. Again, if you’d rather bring them on the day, the club will be open from 12.00.

If you’ve offered your help on the day, I believe that there isn’t a rota but if we all turn up for 12.00 or as close to as possible, jobs will be allocated then. Let’s hope that the weather is kind to us and that the event is a success.

Sadly, we’ve just heard that Nancy Lee died peacefully in her sleep on 17th June. She was the first person we met when we called at the club to ask about membership before we moved here. She was on reception but she had been a keen and very capable bowler in her time. I believe that she was one of the founder members of the club and a good ambassador for the club. She will be sadly missed. Although she was no longer a member, she was still very interested in the goings-on at the club and still supported major bowling matches. Our condolences to her family and friends.

Don’t forget that, even if you’re not helping on 4th, you can still come along and enjoy a coffee or tea and cake. Hope to see you there.

Many thanks.

Take care,


Linda Watkin-Jones. 

Director (PR & Marketing)

2 replies on “Newsletter Issue 51”

John and I are very sad to hear about Nancy Lee, she shared a birthday day with John both born on 14th October 1932.
She was a stalwart of the Club and the salt of the earth.
Obviously Linda you are unaware that she was given the honour of being made a life member of the Club some years ago although had given up playing bowls, she was great supporter though.
She also held many posts in the past, Vice Captain giving help and support to Mike Wilson who was captain for many years and was prominent within the ladies section as Secretary/Chairman.
She did work in reception but most of that time was as a volunteer,
She played outside in the summer for many years at the Civil Service Bowls Club but when that folded she went to EDF in Barnwood.
She was a very canny bowler and had no qualms about bombing your wood off the green.
I hope that the Club will acknowledge the loss of Nancy with a frame photo if one can be found and a fitting obituary.

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