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Joan Backhouse (Watford & District Secretary 1980-1999)


It is with regret we have heard that Joan Backhouse passed away on the

31st May at the age of 93.  Joan was Watford & District Secretary for 19 years

up to 1999.  On leaving that position she wrote a book which is the

definitive history of the Watford & District Ladies Bowling Association.

She was instrumental with four others in founding Watford IBC, her late

husband, Michael, was also a keen bowlerand a member of

Garston BC and Watford IBC.


The funeral will be at West Herts Crematorium on Moday 11th June at 3pm

and afterwards at the Noke Hotel.  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.