Final 7 Veterans League newsletters online

Veterans League


We conclude the catch-up exercise in backloading the final 7 issues of the Veterans League newsletter produced between January and July 2020. All 43 issues are now online stretching from January 2017. These issues capture all the events and history of that League during the years that team numbers made it the biggest Veterans League in the country and also saw it become the biggest League in Huddersfield.


Here is a summary of the content of the last 7 issues to be backloaded on to the website to help you to dip in and find all the memories that you wish to recall.


January 2020 (9-pages) Final arrangements for the 50th Anniversary event at Meltham in February; a look ahead to the next 50 years; AGM proposed rule changes

February 2020 (12-pages) League structure for 2020; Patron scheme passes £600; Team KO draws; My Bowling Life focus on Alan Stephenson

March 2020 (12-pages) Message from new President, John Hoyle; report on Anniversary event; approved rule changes; Starred Bowlers under threat; 6-Man League team-by-team season preview

April 2020 (12-pages) Coronavirus pandemic delays season start; team-by-team 10-Man League preview; four bowler obituaries; Winter League planning update

May 2020 (8-pages) Tributes to John Hoyle and Tony Emerson; plans were being made for a July restart of league fixtures; putting opening dates to club greens

June 2020 (8-pages) The BCGBA process to follow to get your green open again; which greens are open and what controls are in place; survey reveals which clubs are best in range of different categories; Allan Dobson steps in as Acting-President

July 2020 (10-pages) Results of a 'Are You Ready to Bowl?' survey; have you ever been to a County match?; Winter League prepares to bowl in October; Management Committee report


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