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NOV 16th 2019 PRESENTATION EVENING.. 50TH ANNIVERSARY

posted 24 Nov 2019, 03:46 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 25 Nov 2019, 01:47 ]

On Saturday 16th November Bowls Club members and friends gathered in the East Wittering Village Hall for their presentation evening.
The well attended event began with President Fred Knotts welcoming everyone to this special occasion then a three course meal, provided and served by the Boulevard Restaurant staff, was enjoyed by all.

After the meal the winners of the season's internal competitions were awarded  their cups and medals and bouquets of flowers were given to Ros Hanbury (retiring Chairman), Carole Tuffin (match secretary),
Chris Horsley (secretary) , Carol Morgan and Gina Barnes who keep the members fed and watered throughout the year.

A luxury raffle was held with prizes drawn throughout the evening leaving the guests free to gyrate the night away under the direction of 'Elvis Presley' complete with white suit and his music. 



OCTOBER 20TH 2019 CHRIS JELF

posted 24 Oct 2019, 10:52 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 24 Oct 2019, 10:55 ]

We are  saddened to report the death of Chris Jelf, a valued member of our Club.

Following a stroke on 14 October he passed away peacefully on Sunday 20 October 2019.

His Funeral service is on Thursday 7 November at Chichester Crematorium at 1.15pm, and the wake is at the Shore Inn following the service.

Would anyone intending to attend the wake please let Gwilym Morgan know so that his daughters have an indication of numbers.

Contact:  grmorgan@btinternet.com


AUG 10th 2019 ALAN MAY

posted 14 Aug 2019, 13:13 by Jen Knotts

It is with great sadness that we have received the news of Alan's death and extend
our deepest sympathy to Anne and the family.

The funeral service is on Tuesday 27th August at Chichester Crematorium at 12.30pm
with family flowers only.

The wake is at Crouchers Hotel and Anne would like any members to join her and the family if you wish.


MAURICE LILLYWHITE FUNERAL DETAILS

posted 13 Aug 2019, 08:25 by Jen Knotts

Date of funeral   -  Thursday 22nd August 2019

Time       -   10 am.

Venue     -  Oaks Crematorium
                   Bartons Road
                   HAVANT
                   PO9 5NA

Request - Family flowers only.

AUG 9th 2019 MAURICE LILLYWHITE

posted 10 Aug 2019, 04:58 by Jen Knotts

It is with great sadness that we have heard today of the death of Maurice Lillywhite a longstanding and revered member of our club.
Our thoughts are with his wife  Peg one of our life members.

Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted when available.

Please direct any correspondence to :
Peg Lillywhite,
16, Ely Close,
WEST WITTERING
Chichester
PO20 8NF

JULY 24TH 2019 BRYAN's CHICKEN CHASER

posted 22 Jul 2019, 10:45 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 22 Jul 2019, 12:03 by Witterings & District Bowls Club ]


JUNE 15th & 16th 2019 PRESIDENT'S DAY AND CAPTAIN'S WEEKEND

posted 18 Jun 2019, 01:47 by Jen Knotts


WITTERING'S GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY

Witterings and District Bowls Club celebrated 50 years of bowling this weekend.
From humble beginnings 50 years ago the club is now well established on the bowling calendar and has proved to be a popular venue
with touring sides and local clubs, with a fine reputation for the friendliness and hospitality that is always offered.

PRESIDENT’S DAY

On Saturday 15th June, with perfect timing the rain stopped, the clouds lifted and the Anniversary afternoon got under way.
A ‘spider’ started the events and the winner of a bottle of champagne was ladies captain Chris Horsley.
The proceeds collected from this were donated to the club’s chosen charity.

Six mixed triples matches followed with the teams changing their position of play after every six ends.
The winning team with most shots were Maureen Mulligan, Jackie Clapton and Alan Somerville.
The runners up were Ken Clark, Dave Buckton and Sandy Paton.

Matches over, members and friends gathered in the Pavilion where President Fred Knotts presented prizes to the winners
and a buffet was set for all to enjoy.

CAPTAIN'S DAY

Sunday 16th June started with heavy rain all morning and doubts that this event would even take place, but, with perfect timing once again
the rain stopped in time for the afternoon of bowling.

A ‘spider’ started the afternoon once again then four triples and one rink embarked on numerous fun games of bowls with three triples teams
emerging as victors.
The winners were Barbara Newman, Mark White and Glyn Dobson who beat Ken Green, Tony Nixon and Kevin Jobson by one shot,
followed by Lindsay Bangs, Teresa Heathorn and Lesley Thomas in third place.

Exhausted and wind battered bowlers were ready for a sit down in the club house where they were served enjoyable and much needed refreshments.

Captains Brian Barnes and Chris Horsley presented the prizes and the raffle was drawn.
The weekend was brought to a close with a vote of thanks from President Fred. Knotts

MAY 29th 2019 CHRIS HORSLEY - APPOINTMENT.

posted 2 Jun 2019, 01:15 by Jen Knotts

Congratulations to our Club Secretary and Ladies Captain, Chris Horsley who was  confirmed as the Junior Vice President of the Sussex County Bowls (Women's Section), at the Sussex County Match against Essex on 29th May. 

APRIL 27th 2019 WITTERINGS AND DISTRICT BOWLS CLUB 50TH. ANNIVERSARY. 1969 - 2019

posted 6 May 2019, 02:07 by Jen Knotts   [ updated 7 May 2019, 12:34 by Witterings & District Bowls Club ]

The Witterings and District Bowls club are proud to be celebrating their Golden Anniversary this year.

The Club has gone from very humble beginnings 50 years ago, to become the popular and competitive venue it is today. 
This transformation is largely due to the time and input by members whose unstinting hard work behind the scenes maintains the Club and grounds to such a high standard.

We are also indebted to the GF Woodger Trust whose financial support over the years has enabled us to purchase expensive yet vital items of equipment from huts to lawn machinery which has allowed  our hard working Green Keeper Ken Clark to maintain the greens to an enviable standard.

I am proud to be your President during this celebratory year.
Thank you all for your input and good luck with the matches and competitions.

Fred.
 

MARCH 17th 2019 PETER FOLAND

posted 27 Mar 2019, 08:16 by Jen Knotts

On 17th March 2019 we received the sad news of the death of our club member Peter Foland and our thoughts are with his wife Pat at this sad time. 

For those wishing to attend the funeral details are:

Chichester Crematorium at 2p.m. on 2nd April 2019.

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