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Percy Rowe passed away on 22 March 2024 at the age of 79

Percy had a long and distinguished bowls career in Suffolk winning County and Eastern Counties titles and competing at Middleton Cup level before moving into administration where he served as a County Officer for 37 years, These achievements were celebrated when Percy was awarded the Bowls England Certificate of Merit in April 2021.

A Celebration of The Life of Percy Rowe was held at Seven Hills Crematorium on 18 April 2024 which was very well attended. We are indebted to John Rednall for the use of his Tribute to Percy Rowe, which can be read here, as he is able to give a much more personal insight into Percy's life than we can hope to achieve here

Our thoughts are very much with Joanne, Amy, Kirsty and the extended family at this time



Brian played for Hopton and District BC for over 30 years playing at the old green behind the Commercial Inn. As well as his prowess on the green where I believe he went to the National Finals in the Triples at some stage, he was virtually responsible for the project management of building Hopton Bowls Club as it is today. He was also a trustee of the club and was on the club committee for some time. Like many bowlers of that era he put a lot of hard work and time into a sport that he loved

Brian was 90 when he died , many of his old team mates have proceeded him to the bowls green in the sky and will welcome him as a great left handed skip and a thoroughly Good Chap.

For those who knew Brian the family would welcome friends and bowlers to the service. The dress code is informal although if anyone wishes to wear bowls uniform it would be welcomed by the family.

The service will take place at Fenland Crematorium, Knights End Road , March Cambridgeshire, PE15 0YJ on Monday the 2nd of October 2023 at 12.30 pm

If anyone need any further details call me . Chris Leake  on 07485118608 


Derek Newby of Halesworth passed away on 25 December 2023 at the age of 99 years.


Derek was a Past President of Suffolk County (EBA) Bowling Association, holding office in 1994, as well as being President of his own club Halesworth Angel BC


As well as bowls, Derek had a passion for the history of Halesworth and the games of Lawn Tennis and Bridge. Space here is too limited to do justice to his story and we would recommend a visit to his family website, and to a video interview conducted by his great-nephew Jake Moyes, Secretary of Wenhaston BC


There will be a Thanksgiving Service for the life of Derek at Halesworth United Reform Church on Saturday 27 January 2024 followed by a wake at Halesworth Golf Club. Donations in Derek’s memory will be in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance and Halesworth Museum

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