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PBBC

Our new gates are one of the
first things you see on arrival at
the entrance to the Green.
Then there is the new Welcome
Board which will advertise names
of the visiting bowls clubs.

 

The Welcome Board was kindly donated by our 2018 President
Susie Thurlow.


For further details on becoming a
member please call our Membership
Secretary, Peter Openshaw
on 01707 657812.


Club news/photos

If you have any photos or articles for possible inclusion in our next "View From The Green" newsletter.
Please send to Susie Thurlow, Press Officer.

Potters Bar Bowls Club's Website
Please notify the Website Officer of any errors, typo's etc.


That was a very special year, that was


Monday,18th May 2020 : WH Times

BUSY POTTERS BAR BOWLS CLUB MEMBERS

The brand new gates at Potters Bar Bowls Club are still closed to members but the Green Team and Maintenance Team, observing the government’s guidelines, are working hard as always to maintain the bowling green and keeping the surroundings in good order.

However Members have not been idle. Following the Virtual Opening Day, supported by over 50 members and the virtual celebrations of VE Day, when Members were invited to send appropriate celebratory photos for the Club web site, marking the day, 10 Members, one of whom, Eric Mariner, will be 90 in July, helped to promote the newly launched Potters Bar Radio Station. Mary Holt asked if some members could deliver over 1000 flyers to various roads in Potters Bar. The 10 volunteer members rose to the Project Postcard challenge, the flyers were delivered within 24 hours and a warm vote of thanks was received on last  Sunday evening’s radio show.

Also a  disabled Associate Member is undertaking a sponsored cycle ride, aiming to cycle 30 miles in five days, on behalf of this year’s President’s Charity, Fight Bladder Cancer.

Members are missing playing bowls but the main purpose of the Management Committee at this time is to ensure the safety and good health of its Members. The Management Committee will meet in due course to make a decision on opening the  Club and letting the Members know when bowling is likely to resume. Watch this space!

Susie Thurlow, Press Officer


 

A sad farewell for

Brian Hamshere

Brian's funeral possession passed by the Bowls Club on Thursday 13th August.

It was an unprecedented scene as a large number of bowlers wearing club shirts stood outside and clapped as the hearse drove by.

In view of Covid 19 restrictions many members were unable to attend the funeral to pay their last respects, and this was a fitting tribute and their way of saying goodbye.

If anyone would like to make a donation for Brian, the chosen charity is Noah's Art Children's Hospice (www.memorygiving.com/brianleonardhamsher.)


A new member in memory of a club stalwart.

Brian Hamshere often spoke of his ambition to create a "bowls man", but sadly was unable fulfil his ambition, so Terry White did it for him and called him "Brian".

Potters Bar Bowls Club member Terry White.


New for Old

It was felt that following the donation of the new Welcome Board, the entrance could be further enhanced by replacing the old wrought iron gates. Resident carpenter Terry White and his trusty stead, Barry Bowman sourced the materials and Terry went to work, producing what can only be seen as a big improvement and a much more welcoming entrance to the Club.

This is also an important year for Terry Barker as he will be welcoming many County guests, so first impressions count!

 

The Old Gates

Photo call before starting work

Work completed


 

Click on titles below for link to:

COVID 19 CLUB FINALS

Saturday 12th September 2020


SADLBA
2020 Championship Final

Sunday 13th September 2020


VE DAY 

"BOWL FOR VICTORY"

VIRTUAL CELEBRATION

Click on Events in Menu above and then the drop down menu for VE Day photographs sent in by members.


VIRTUAL OPENING DAY

Click on Events in Menu above and then the drop down menu for Virtual Opening Day photographs sent in by members.


Introduction to the April newsletter available to view in "EVENTS" Menu. Click on "Newsletter" in drop down menu. 

"View From The Green" Issue 11 : Special Edition