I will take this opportunity to do a little advertising. The bowlers do not make a lot of noise and they hide on the farthest corner of the recreation ground behind a thick hedge. A newcomer to the village could well feel disinclined even to stray nearby! Nothing could be further from the truth. The club relies on its members and new members are essential for its survival. So if you fancy some gentle exercise in pleasant surroundings why not give it a go? But Beware! You may become so hooked you live to see the full centenary.
Michael mentioned a few people and added that it would not be possible to name them all. I agree with that, but as his successor as chairman and one who has kept an eye on the club since my own retirement from it, I think there are two members who deserve special recognition, namely Cecil Gould and Basil Eyles. I am almost certain that they have both served on the committee in one capacity or another, be it as President, Chairman, Secretary or Grounds man, continuously for the whole twenty five years. Without their skill, dedication and commitment there would be no Northwold Bowls Club.
[Of course, both Cecil and Basil have said that they didn't want to be named - worried about upsetting anyone who might not have been mentioned. What modesty given their achievements. Ed.]
Dear Mr Whiting,
Whilst doing some research on opium consumption in the fens I was interested to come across 'Tales of a Doctor' from your May 2002 village magazine. [www.northwold.net]