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Bob Shaw and his group of Crown Green Bowlers returned to their Rode Heath venue on 17th July 2020. Risk Assessments completed by both Rode Heath Bowls Club and Bob, allowed two groups of 6 seasoned bowlers at a time to return socially distanced on to their green. Numbers were increased throughout July and August, following all English Bowls guidelines, until all members (not all at the same time) were attended. The season was extended into October and when I last visited on 25th September, they were still bowling in autumn attire.

Earlier in September two presentations took place: 1) Sue Jones, competition organiser presented Bob with his trophy for winning the groups singles competition & 2) a farewell presentation was held for Rita Anelay who is moving to be nearer to her family @ the end of October. Rita has been a member of Alsager U3A & the Bowls group since its very beginning and has also attending the Ancient Greek Language, Advanced French & Keep Fit Groups. Presents were presented to Rita from the Bowling Group, a cake was cut and enjoyed by all members.

It is always sad to see a member leave the area, but it is a great tribute to the U3A that a local resident has been able to attend group meetings, go on trips and holidays and enjoy the camaraderie and friendship the U3A has to offer. Our good wishes go to Rita from us all at Alsager U3A and thank her for her support for over 20 years.

Bob would like anyone interested in joining the U3A-Rode Heath Bowls Group, to email him at or Speak / Text on 07891 621 272. Early contact for next year's season, is advised due to the limited numbers available.

Alan Bell

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