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Phil Gander

Phil was born on 1st August 1939 and passed away on 25th May 2013 aged 73 years. He joined the club on 2nd March 2000 and remained a member until he moved away to Bexhill in 2010. Phil toured on … Continue reading

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Joe Gilpin

Joe joined the club on 5th March 1998 and remained a member until he passed away on 9th February 2021. He was elected an Honorary Life Vice President of the club in November 2018. Joe toured with us on 21 … Continue reading

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Harry Gosnell

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 … Continue reading

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Gerry Hayes

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.

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Barry Horsley

Barry was born on 20th February 1945, 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.

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Keith Howard

Keith joined the club on 11th October 1993 and passed away during 2005 (I think). Affectionately known around the bowls circuit as ‘Catweazle’. He toured with us on 11 occasions.

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Gary Jacobs

Gary was born on 6th September 1947 and passed away during 2010 aged 62 years. Although touring with us only the once (in 2010) Gary actually joined the club in 2003 and regularly played for us in ‘friendlies’ and ‘opens’.

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Derek Johnson

Derek joined the club on 5th October 1988 and passed away during 2005. He was elected on to the clubs management committee at the AGM in November 1995 and served until November 2004. Was club Captain in 1990 and toured with … Continue reading

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Ted Lane

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 … Continue reading

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Fred Lea

Fred joined the club in 1973 and was a member until 1981. He toured with us on 5 occasions.

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Dennis Lindup

Dennis was born on 22nd March 1937 and passed away on 11th September 2021 aged 84 years He joined the club on 11th February 2019 and remained until the end of 2021 when ill health meant he could no longer … Continue reading

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Roger Lucking

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 … Continue reading

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Norman Mederson

Norman joined the club in the spring of 1974 and remained a member until his passing away in 1996. Joining the management committee in 1976 as Secretary he held the position until 1981 before joining the general committee for 2 … Continue reading

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Fred Newman

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.

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Pat O’Leary

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.

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Joe Peters

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 … Continue reading

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Tony Phillips

Tony was born on 10th June 1924 and passed away during 2008 aged 83 years. Tony joined the tourists on 15th May 1991 and travelled on 15 tours.

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Brian Pryce

Brian joined the club in March 2004 and resigned due to ill health at the end of 2014. Brian passed away on 20th March 2017 aged 87 years. He toured with us on 8 occasions.

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Frank Reed

Frank was born on 6th September 1919 and passed away in 2013 aged 93 years. Frank joined the club in April 1991 and toured on 12 occasions.

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Ken Ridgway

Ken was born on 21st September 1921 and passed away on 5th November 2015 aged 94 years. He joined the West Sussex Tourists on 29th November 1979 and travelled on 18 tours. Was club President in 1991 and 1992 and served … Continue reading

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