A former Chairman of Northumberland County Bowling Association (3 a side) and a long serving member of its' Executive Committee; also a former Treasurer of the Blyth Valley League.
A long time member of the committee of Cowpen & Crofton Welfare Bowls Club where he served for a considerable time as Club Secretary. He was instrumental in carrying out the wishes of the members of the Club to gain affiliation to the body now known as Bowls Northumberland and its' national body, Bowls England.
He played an integral part in the running of the Club, providing coaching instruction and helping to research and apply for grants in order to maintain and improve the facility. He was well known and respected throughout the bowling fraternity and was awarded the Bowls Northumberland Certficate of Merit in 2009.
Following a period of ill-health he found it necessary to withdraw from the playing of the sport, but continued his interest in the Club, and would still offer his support.
The tragic loss of his wife, Muriel, in 2013 left him bereft, but after a time he would often visit the Club to spectate when the ladies team played at home, and donated a Club trophy in Muriel's honour.
Our condolences go out to his children, Kieth, Diane and Kay, and to his grandchildren - all of whom he was very proud of.