Geof was born on 1st January 1923 and passed away on 5th November 2009 aged 86 years. He joined the club on 29th October 1985 and toured with us on 23 occasions. Was club President in 1997 & 1998, Captain in 1990 & 1991 and served on the management committee from 1990 until 1999. Elected an Honorary Life Vice President of the club at the AGM in November 2005.
Ken was born on 1st January 1923 and passed away on 27th May 2014 aged 91 years. A stalwart of the club having joined us in the spring of 1980. He travelled on tour every year from 1980 until 2014 a total of 35 trips. Was club President in 1989 & 90, Honorary Secretary from 1982 until 1987 and Honorary Treasurer from 1982 until 1986. Served on the management committee from 1982 until 1992. He was elected an Honorary Life Vice President of the club at the AGM in November 1994.
David joined the club in February 2017 and quickly became a popular tourist travelling with us in both 2018 and 19. He passed away after a short illness on 8th May 2020 just one day short of his 68th birthday. Earned the nickname 'The Animal' for his colourful shirts and his ability to drink Gin and Tonic.
L R Battensby (Peter)
Peter joined the club in 1960 and was a member for 10 years. He served on the management committee from 1968-1970 touring with us on 3 occasions.
Phil joined the club on 28th February 1967 and was a member until 1983 touring with us on 17 occasions. He was President in 1976 and 1977, Captain from 1973 to 1975 and on the management committee from 1971 until he left the club.
Tony was born on 5th November 1937 and passed away on the 20th January 2008 aged 70 years. He joined the club on 11th October 1993 and toured with us on 12 occasions. Was elected Treasurer at the AGM in November 2001 (having taken over at short notice during the year when the incumbent treasurer passed away) and held the position until 2006.
Peter was born on 3rd September 1937 and passed away on 7th January 2014 aged 76 years. He joined the club on 22nd March 1990 and toured with us on 15 occasions. A willing worker he became club photographer for many years and was largely responsible for producing a wonderful booklet to commemorate our 50th Anniversary in 2005. Became club captain in 2007 and served on the clubs management committee from 2002 until 2009. He was elected an Honorary Life Vice President of the club at the AGM in November 2010.
Keith first joined the club way back in 1996 and left us when emigrating to Spain in 2003. Upon returning to England Keith again joined (2010) leaving briefly in 2013 before coming back to us in 2016. Keith was born on 14th December 1941 and passed away on 18th February 2018 aged 76. He toured with us on 4 occasions.
David joined the club on 24th February 1978 and was a member until 1999 touring with us on 21 occasions. He past away on 4th February 2017 aged 88 years.
John joined the club on 18th January 1977 and passed away during 1995. He was elected to the club committee in November 1979 and served until he passed away in 1995. During this time he was Captain on three occasions (1982,83 & 84) and President on three occasions (1993, 94, 95). John toured with the club 18 times. John became club champion in 1982 and 1986.
Robert Dallyn (Bob)
Bob joined us on 6th March 1979 and passed away during 1993. He travelled with us on 10 tours. Bob was tour champion in 1993.
Bill was born on 19th June 1916 and passed away on 3rd May 2014 aged 97 years. He joined the club on 5th October 1988 and travelled on a total of 12 tours. Bill was elected an Honorary Life Vice President of the club at the AGM in November 2008.
Ron joined the club on 22nd February 2007 and toured with us in both 07 and 08. Upon moving away to East Sussex Ron resigned from the club. He passed away in early November 2019 aged 76 years.
Phil joined the club on 2nd March 2000 and remained a member until he moved away to Bexhill in 2010. He passed away a few years later. Phil toured on 6 occasions becoming club champion in 2003 and 2006.
Harry was born on 17th February 1923 and passed away on 6th October 2009 aged 86 years. He joined the club on 7th September 1982 and toured with us on 25 occasions. Served on the clubs management committee from 1987 until 2000 and was elected an Honorary Life Vice President of the club at the AGM in November 2002.
Gerry joined the club in November 1991 and resigned due to ill health at the end of 2005. Gerry passed away on 15th March 2017 aged 90 years. He toured with us on 11 occasions.
Barry joined the club in March 2006 and was a member until he passed away on 15th June 2017 aged 72 years. He toured with us on 11 occasions.
Ted was born on 30th July 1928 and passed away on 24th January 2019 aged 90 years. Ted joined the club in 1980 and was a member for 39 years before his passing. For many years Ted played for Petworth BC, moved to Somerset (Ilminster) in 2004 but continued an interest in the club and came to see his old friends whenever we toured down the west country. He was made an Honorary Life Vice President of the club in November 2000. Ted toured with us on 22 occasions.
Fred joined the club in 1973 and was a member until 1981. He toured with us on 5 occasions.
Roger joined the West Sussex Tourists on 4th March 1999 and passed away on 2nd July 2018 just two days short of his 91st birthday. Affectionately known within the club as 'the very nice man' he toured with us on 9 occasions.
Pat joined the club on 4th March 2004 and left when ill health stopped him actively participating at the end of 2015. Pat toured with us on 8 occasions. he passed away on 16th July 2018 aged 88.
Fred joined the tourists on 5th March 1998 and was a member until 2007. He toured with the club 8 times. He was born on 15th December 1930 and passed away on 30th July 2019 aged 88 years.
Joe was born on 31st May 1943 and passed away on 17th June 2020 aged 77 years. He joined the tourists in February 2012 and toured with us on 5 occasions. He loved to be known as 'Rum Joe' for obvious reasons.