Peter Dowdall R.I.P.
Pendle & Craven Croquet Club has been deeply saddened by the death of its vice-president, Peter Dowdall, at the age of 79, after a 15 year battle with cancer.
He was introduced to croquet by a friend at Gargrave and soon became a member of the newly formed Croquet in Pendle club. The club changed its name to Pendle & Craven Croquet Club when it re-located to Earby, a move in which he was fully involved from the outset. With two other members he fitted out the interior of the newly built clubhouse. Over a number of years he served in many capacities including secretary, treasurer and finally vice president, maintaining his commitment to the end.
Always outgoing and friendly he was a true English Gentleman who will be sorely missed by his friends and colleagues in the croquet world and our sympathy is extended to his wife, Ann, and the family.