Opening Day 28th Apr 2018

Some 60 people attended the Club opening on Saturday.

Club President Marion Bushnell first welcomed the Mayor of Spelthorne Vivian Leighton & her husband Chris onto the Green. She then invited Joyce Westlake, Middx County Ladies President, Andy Docker Middx County Men’s President plus Past Middx County Presidents (in Red Blazers) onto the Green. Ashford Bowls Club has had more County Ladies Presidents than any other Club. She also asked some of the Committee to join her Brenda Astridge, Club Captain, Carole Daines Secretary, Sylvia Smith Treasurer, Mick Delaney Vice President & Chair of the Green Committee, Bob O’Dell (who had donated funds for the New Centenary Flag), Stuart McConnachnie , Club Member & the Men’s County Singles Champion & finally Keith Robinson Chairman of WR Sports Club. She also welcomed present & past members of the Club plus Barbara Clark who was 100 on the 28th April. Marion then invited the Mayor to put the traditional first Wood down the Green. Marion then invited the Mayor and Guests into the pavilion to a Cream & Cake tea. Once seated the Club members joined them. Marion read extracts from the Clubs 50th Year Book before presenting the Mayor with a cheque for one of her Charities Purple Angels that helps with Dementia Awareness. The Mayor expressed her thanks to Marion for her hard work and to all the other Volunteers and extended her good wishes to the Club to have been in existence so long and having achieved so much. Mick Delaney then made presentations to the Mayor, Middx Presidents, Marion, Carole, Brenda, the Tea Ladies (Chris & Pat) & Barbara to whom all those present sang Happy Birthday. Marion pointed out the various pictures that had been found and laminated by Brenda showing some of the Clubs history.

 

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