Bruce White

Garden Village are sad to announce Bruce White has died this Sunday morning 18/02/2024 after being in hospital for the last two three weeks. 

Bruce's funeral is on the 7th March @ 11am at Wrexham Crematorium.




Ron Jones of the Cunliffe Bowling Club has sadly passed away.


Ron's funeral is Monday, 12th February 11am at the crematorium.








Tom Roberts (Gresford Colliery) has suddenly passed away this evening 23rd December 2023 

Toms funeral will be held on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 11.30am.







Sad to report the passing of Ivy Bird of Garden Village






Sadly DAVE POOLE passed away on Christmas Eve and was a member of Johnstown and Garden Village his funeral will take place on January 10th at Wrexham crematorium at 10-30






Tom Roberts (Gresford Colliery) has suddenly passed away this evening 23rd December 2023 

Toms funeral will be held on Tuesday 16th January 2024 at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 11.30 pm.












The Cunliffe Bowling Club are sad to announce the death of Wally Williams, Wally was a long standing member and player of various Cunliffe teams over the years as well as helping with the various tasks of the green facility maintenance.

Wally's funeral will be on Wednesday 22nd November at 11.30 at the crematorium

The wearing of a token of red would be appreciated including Wrexham FC or Wales scarves.





It is with great sadness that Garden Village Bowling Club have reported the death of Barbara Edwards. A stalwart of the Club for many years including Chairwoman and perhaps more well known to many teams and players as a player and captain of Wrexham Veterans B team and the Malpas B team.




A special mention She was so proud of being the only female winner of the Garden Village Bowling Club Cup.




Barbaras's funeral will be at St.Margarets Church Garden Village at 1pm on Thursday 7th September and afterwards at the St.Margarets Church Hall, with a private family burial.




Jack Evans life member of Brymbo Bowling Club and player of several clubs and a true gentleman passed away on Tuesday 4th April


Jack's funeral will take place on Monday 24th April at 10am at Gwersyllt Church.





Subash Ohri


It was with great sadness that the Cunliffe Bowling Club heard  that  former member, Subash Ohri, died at 10.00am today (Saturday 18th of February) in hospital.



He would have been 73 in April this year. Subash served the Cunliffe Bowling club for many years in various capacities: secretary in the early 90s, committee member and captain of the Flintshire B team and also Wrexham C team for many years. Subash also served with the Welsh Crown green bowling Juniors.



He moved out of the area for a few years and left the club. The family moved back to Wrexham but Subash did not return to bowling.









Llay Welfare Bowling Club are sad to announce the passing of GERALD  O’SHAUNESSY on Tuesday 10th January. Gerald was a playing member for a long time and will be missed by all at Llay.





Coed Talon Bowling club is sad to announce the death yesterday on Tuesday 27th December of long serving member and player Teg Langford after a very short illness.




It is with sadness that Llay Welfare B.C. announce the passing of their Life Member HUBERT PHILLIPS on Tuesday 27 December , peacefully at Highfield Care Home , Pendine Park , Wrexham.


Besides being a Life Member at the Welfare , Hubert was also a Life Member on the Committee of the Vets League. He served the bowling community well over a number of years and will be greatly missed.

His Funeral will be on Thursday 19th January  10:30 am  at Pentrebychan Crematorium.







The Cunliffe Bowling Club is sad to announce the death of long standing member Geoff Kelsall on the morning of Saturday 24th December 2022, his funeral will be at the Pentrebychan Crematorium on Monday 16th January at 1-30pm


Geoff was a very capable player playing in all the top teams at the Cunliffe over the years.




Geoff Elms passed away peacefully at his home on 8th December
Funeral Service at St Pauls Church Pentre Broughton on Tuesdsy 20th December at 11.00am


 Warwick Hulley


“Saddened to report the death of Warwick Hulley of Gresford Village BC on 17 October
(aged 87 years).  He was a character both on and off the Green and a fair bowler in his day”.





Ray Harrisson, (Coed Talon) passed away suddenly on Friday 2nd september.

Friday 16th september 12.00 at Northop crematorium.



It is with great sadness that Llay Welfare B.C. announce the passing of Derek (Knocker) White early this morning at Nightingale House. Derek was President of our club for many years and at the age of 86 had been a member for nearly 70 years.



He was one of the “characters” of bowling and will be sadly missed by many friends and acquaintances within the Wrexham area and further afield. Our sincere condolences go to his family.


Funeral arrangements for Derek are :---- Thursday 26th May , 12:45pm at St. Martin’s Church , Llay and then 2:00pm at Pentrebychan Crematorium



Eldred Abram of Castell Alun and Bradley has passed away. His funeral will be held at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 11.30am on Wednesday 30th March




Terry (Ghandi) Williams ex Monsanto/Black Park player has passed away on the 27th January.

Terry was a well known and popular figure throughout the bowling world promoting and being involved with various bowls ventures over many years, he was instumental in setting up and running the WPA (Welsh Players Association) and more recently heavily involved with the setting up of the successful Bradley Winter League of which he was made a life member. RIP Ghandi


Terry's funeral arrangements are :-  February 2nd 2pm at the Methodist Church, Chapel Lane, Chirk. LL14 5NF








It is sad to announce that Ken Davies (Garden Village) has passed away on Saturday 6th November 2021 Ken also formerly played for the Parciau B.C.




It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of Brian Derbyshire of Rossett BC and also Farndon BC. on the 28th September 2021 He will be greatly missed by his team mates. 



Granvilles funeral will take place at Pentre Buchan Crematorium on Thursday 14th October at 12 - 00 noon





 Malcolm Povey (Cunliffe B.C) passed away today at the Wrexham Maelor. (25th August 2021)



John Huxley



John Huxley, ex-landlord of the Cunliffe Pub and captain of the Cunliffe Saturday A team for a few years, has died at the age of 79 RIP John


Diana Langford – Coed Talon BC


Diana sadly passed away on Saturday 7 August 2021.  Our thoughts are with her family.  The funeral will take place on Wednesday 18 August  at 1 pm at Mold Parish Church followed by cremation at Northop Crematorium at 2 pm.



Hughie Lucas, of the Cunliffe B.C. died at the Maelor at the age of 85. He had been in poor health for a while. He was known as 'Cockbird' and acted as captain of various teams over the years.

He was also chairman of the club for a while and was instrumental in raising funds by getting advertisers at the green. In addition to his serious roles, he was a character who never ceased to entertain in one way or another.



Peter Beavis of Johnstown and formally of Ponciau Parc collapsed and sadly passed away on Sunday 18th July 2021



It is with great sadness that Coedpoeth Bowling club announce the passing of their member Brian Jones. He will be greatly missed at the club especially by the vets and pairs teams. RIP Brian




Bernie Cowley (ex Parciau B.C.) passed away peacefully on February 20th 2021 


It is with great sadness to announce that Harry Kettle (Farndon) has passed away on Monday 11th January 2021


It is with great sadness to announce that Norman Rogers (Gresford Colliery/Rhos) has passed away.





It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Norma Humphreys who played bowls for Castell Alun.

Norma caught Covid and was admitted into hospital on Christmas day then she developed pneumonia and sadly passed away, our thoughts go out to Norma`s family and friends at this very sad time.




 It is sad to announce that Alan Dobbins (Gate, formerly of the Miners) has passed away in hospital of Pneumonia on Monday 4th January 2021  Alan was 70 years old.







  It is sad to announce that Sandra Beavis of Johnstown passed away suddenly on Monday 21st December 2020 



Glen Arnold of Plaskynaston (and previously Royston) passed away this morning after a short illness. He was 79.


Sad to announce that Vic Jones aged 74 of Bersham Bowling Club passed away in Wrexham Hospital on 9/12/20



 Sad news, Derek Forrester passed away on Monday 14/11.2020 R.I.P. Derek



It is sad to announce that Ken Penk (Farndon) passed away peacefully yesterday (25th November 2020) he suffered a heart attack and stroke, Ken was 74.


It is sad to announce that Peter Cuffin (Johnstown) has passed away. (Wednesday 4th November 2020)


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Iorwerth ( Iori ) Hughes on Sunday 27th September. He was a valued member of Llay Welfare and Castell Alun Bowling Clubs for many years, and our most sincere condolences are extended to his family at this very sad time.



It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Evans ( Llay Welfare ) on Sunday 19th July 2020

Our sincere condolences to his family.



It is sad to announce that Gren Edwards (Parciau B.C.) has passed away on Friday 17th July 2020 Gren was a stalwart of the club and held various positions within the club over the years.



Gladys Jones of Bradley B.C. sadly passed away on Saturday 20th June 2020.

People will remember Gladys as the secretary of the original Bradley Bowling Club and many will remember Gladys and Bob from their time's at Bradley, Castell Alun, and initially Garden Village. 


 Its is sad to announce that Alan Garton of the Cunliffe Bowling club has passed away. (Monday 25th May)


Alan will be missed not just as a player for the Cunliffe but also as to the work he did in cutting and maintaining the green at the Cunliffe. 




It is sad to announce that JB Jones of Garden Village B.C. has passed away, John did virtually every role at Garden Village over the years including President, Chairman, Secretary, Captain and greensman for a few years. 



It is sad to announce that Doug Birch (Parciau) has passed away, Doug was at one time Captain of Parciau's C team 


Also the passing of Johnny Drew ex off Bersham RBL


One more to add is Alf Lloyd (Gate) who passed away after a fall, Alf was a character on and off the green




It is sad to announce that Doug Christy former Garden Village player has passed away. His funeral is on Tuesday 3rd March at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 2pm





It is sad to announce that Cliff Littlehales ex Turf, Gresford Colliery, Miners (Grosvenor) and Garden Village passed away this morning 29th December 2019 aged 90 


Cliff was a prolific top player in his day winning the All England and Senior Welsh merit as well as many other competitions including the Burton Cup as well as playing many times for The North Wales County Team as it was known then.


Cliff's celebration of life will be at Bethel Chapel Kenyon Avenue Garden Village LL11 2SP on Wednesday January 8th at 12-30 pm with a private family burial to follow.


The family have asked for there to be no black at this service.




It is sad to announce that Colin Jones' wife Kath passed away this morning. (Tuesday 10th December 2019)


Kath was a well known and popular lady who played at and for the Gate Bowling Club for many years and represented them in every league they were in over the years, she will be sorely missed around all the greens.


Kath`s Celebration of Life will take place on Monday 23rd Dec 2019 at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 10.30 am and refreshments at Cunliffe Arms Pub Jeffreys Road Wrexham LL12 7RE




It is very sad to announce the death of Eifion Griffiths ( Llay Welfare ) on the morning  of Thursday 21st November 2019

Sincere condolences to his family.  


Funeral service at St. Martin’s Church , Llay at 12:45pm on Friday 29th November and then at 2pm at Pentrebychan Crematorium




Cyril Adams, Life Member of the WCGBA, the Wrexham League and the Veterans League, died on Sunday 17 November 2019  aged 93 years.  Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

John Lloyd, President of the Wrexham League has paid tribute to Cyril’s input into the game as a player, administrator and honorary figure head. “ Cyril cared for bowls and bowlers who in turn held him in high esteem.  He came from a bowling family and he leaves behind several bowling connections.  His name will live on in the Cyril Adams County Cup.  Cyril’s contribution to our wonderful game was significant and we should remember him in that light”

Our sympathies are extended to all his family.





Nigel Evans of Brymbo Bowling Club passed away today 8th November 2019




It is sad to announce that Ivor Parry a former playing member of the Miners (Grosvener) Garden Village, Cunliffe and Esclusham has passed away on Wednesday 11th September 2019.




 Ivor was a former North Wales player in the fifties and sixties era, and at the time in 1952 aged 24  he was the youngest ever player to reach the semi-final of the All England, where he lost to the eventual winner A.A.Shore.



He also won The Senior Welsh Merit in 1981 along with many other competitions.


Ivor's funeral will be at Wrexham Crematorium on Wednesday 25th September @ 2pm and in The Cunliffe Arms afterwards.







It is sad to report the Death of Des Wynne (Gate HH) yesterday 7th Aug.


The funeral of the late Des Wynne member of the Gate Hangs High Bowling club will take place at the Crematorium and afterwards at Brymbo Cricket Club on Tuesday 20th August 2019 at 11am



It is with great sadness that Phil Jones (Parciau BC) has passed away, his funeral will be on Thursday 16th May 11 30am 2019 at All Saints Church Poyser Street, then across the Road to the Wrexham Cemetary.



The funeral of Les Williams will be held on Tuesday 14th May 11am 2019 at the Tabernacle Church, Hill Street, Rhostyllen followed at 12 o clock at Pentre Buchan Crematorium. The Wake is at Esclusham BC


Sad news today hearing that Les Williams (les the barber) of Esclusham B.C. formerly of Gresford Colliery and the Turf passed away, Les was a character on and off the green and in his day was an excellent bowler.  RIP Les



Frank Simon’s (Garden Village) passed away last week his funeral is next Thursday  18 April 2019 at 1.30 at Gresford church




 Joan Goodwin (Bradley Bowling Club) passed away on 27th November 2018 

Her funeral will be held at 11am on 10th December at St Paul’s Church in Pentre Broughton followed by burial at All Saints Churchyard in Southsea.



Stan Percival formerly of Coedpoeth Bowling Club passed away on Monday 12th November 2018




I have been advised of the death on 9 September 2018 of Winston Hughes aged 91 years lately of Gresford Village BC and previously of Gresford Colliery and the Turf BC’s. His funeral will take on Friday 21 September 2018 at Pentrebychan Crematorium at 10:30am.




It is sad to report that Dave Haslam collapsed and died on the Green at Coed Talon on the 19th April he played Bowls for many years both at Gresford Colliery and  Connahs Quay, he was also a valued member of the Wrexham Veterans committee and will be sadly missed by a lot of Bowlers. Condolences from The Wrexham  Bowling League, The Funeral will take place at 09.30 on Wednesday 9th May 2018 at Blacon Crematorium.




 " Brymbo Bowling Club are very Sad to announce that Viv Morris passed away last night (13.04.2018) at 10.30 a very popular member of the bowling community"





John Williams of the Cunliffe Bowling Club passed away in January 2018



It is sad to report that Margaret Rogers Wife of Granville Rogers of Gresford Colliery passed away peacefully this morning (Thursday 14 September 2017) at Chirk Community Hospital Condolences from all at 
The Wrexham Bowling League. The Funeral will take place on Wednesday 20th September at 2.00pm at Pentre Buchan

It is sad to announce that Joan Chaloner wife of Eric Chaloner suddenly passed away on Friday 3rd February 2017
 " It is with great sadness that we announce that our long-serving member Gerald Davies ( Geggy ) passed away on Sunday 1st May 2016. He was well known in the area and will be sadly missed. "               
Llay Welfare B.C.
It is Sad to announce that Colin Williams a long time player with Brymbo B.C. passed away last night (4th October 2015) condolences to family and friends from the Wrexham Bowling  League.
That it is with great sadness that we report the passing away of Bob Jones ex Bradley Park bowling Club and Castell Alun Bowling Club . Our condolences go to Gladys and family.
Bob and Gladys were founder members of Bradley Bowling club and will be sadly missed around the greens.
Bobs funeral will take place on Tuesday 23rd 2015 @ 12 noon at Pentrebychan crematorium.
It is sad to announce that Geraint Dodd of Ponciau Park Bowling Club (ex Rhos B.C.) passed away today. 27th March 2015
The funeral is arranged for Wednesday 15th April 2015 at 2:00pm and will take place at St Davids Welsh Church (Broad Street, Rhos)
It is sad to announce the passing away of the following Players, Colin Evans (Chirk) Ron Riley (Gresford Village) Bill Barker (Gresford Village) Condolences to the Families from the Wrexham Bowling League. 2014
It is with deep sadness I have to inform you of the passing of TONY GRUBB of NEW BROUGHTON B.C. who passed away 
yesterday Saturday 13 December 2014.
Mark Jones
New Broughton Secretary