I regret to have to let you all know that Joan
Backhouse passed away on 31May at the age of 93. She was living in a
home and had the onset of dementia. Joan was Watford & District
Secretary for 19 years up to 1999. Audrey Watts took over from her in
the year 2000. When she left office she wrote a book which is the
definitive history of the WDLBA.
She was instrumental with 4 others in founding Watford Indoor Bowls Club
and gave a lot to the sport of bowls. Her late husband Michael was also
a keen bowler and a member of Garston Bowls and Watford Indoor BC
The funeral will be at the West Herts Crematorium on Monday 11 June at 3
pm and afterwards at the Noke. If anyone wishes to send a card to her
daughter the details are Mrs Judy Curry, 5 Lawrence Grove, Prestwood,
Great Missenden, Bucks HP16 0SN.
Our thoughts are with her family, friends and fellow bowlers.