Rye Victory Over Frinton-on-Sea
The sun shone again for the exciting match held on Monday September 5th between Rye Bowls Club and Frenton-on-Sea Bowls Club who are on a week’s tour. Mr. Richard Roffe, Secretary of the club stated that their tours started seven years ago and have been very popular with both club players and supporters.
“We travelled here by coach,” Mr. Roffe said, “and ironically, the driver just happens to be a club player so he was sure to get us here safely!” The group stayed at the Flackley Ash Hotel in Peasmarsh, and then travelled to Battle to play at Battle’s Centenary match on Tuesday, followed by Bexhill on Wednesday, White Rock, Hastings, on Thursday, Crowborough on Friday and Folkestone (also their centenary) on Saturday.
Mr. Roffe proudly showed off two of the clubs “more senior members”, Albert and “Desdemona” (Desdemona is her club name) Doris Holmes who recently celebrated their 63rd wedding Anniversary and who are both 90 years young! And Albert still plays!
Rex Swain (out of uniform) in action during the match.
From “Rye’s Own “ October 2005
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