Memorial benches unveiled at bowls club

Photo of the bench dedicated to the memory of Jim Durlacher, with two people sitting on it and three people standing behind it.

Brian Newman, president of Bradley Stoke Bowls Club writes:

Bradley Stoke Bowls Club celebrated its Captain’s Day on Sunday 12th August. The club has been going for nine years now and has a membership of 107

We still welcome new members whether or not they have bowled before. Free tuition is available.

It was particularly poignant when two benches were dedicated to the memory of Jim Durlacher, the founder of the club, and Jim Humphries, who passed away at the grand old age of 96. Margaret Durlacher, Jim’s widow and several members of her family were there to witness the event.

Although it rained, everyone enjoyed eight ends of bowls and a grand meal afterwards provided by Steve of Henleaze Bowling Club, and the gathering was entertained by quizzes and table games during and after the meal.

The bar was laid on, as always, by Bradley Stoke Cricket Club, who always look after us very well.

My thanks go out to all who attended and to those who worked so hard to make the day a success.

Photo – Standing (l-r) Brian Newman (club president) and Jim Durlacher’s sons Stuart & Graeme. Seated (l-r): Jim’s daughter Helen and widow Margaret.

This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine (on page 38). The magazine is delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to ALL 8,700 homes in Bradley Stoke. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.

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