West Ealing Bowls and Social Club


Club News


2nd January January Events

There are three events at the club in January ready to be added to your brand new diaries.

First up, on Friday 7th January we have the next Club Quiz. Usual set-up (although due to the ongoing uncertainty, there will continue to be no food provided, and the will be no "Read All About It" round - just in case any further restriction cause cancellation, so we can still use the questions), 8pm start. Contact Rob or Lu for more details.

Next, the first 500 Club draw of 2022 will take place on Friday 21st January at the usual winter time of 9pm. Please note, the temporary arrangement regarding the snowball has been revoked by the committee due to popular demand, so previous rules apply again (see 500 Club Page).

Finally, on Sunday 23rd January, we have the Sunday Lunch, for which Susie is providing Slow Roasted Lamb with a selection of veg, followed by Baileys Cheesecake or Vienetta. Please contact Sue direct to book your place and confirm your choice of dessert (or to order the vegetarian alternative, if required).
Food is served at 4pm and will be £10.

Please note, all of the above are on the basis of no further restrictions coming from Boris.
IF changes are announced, please check back here, and we will add details as soon as we know them.

FYI - The full Events Diary page will be updated within the next few days, whilst the website redesign continues behind the scenes.

5th December Christmas Get Together Friday 17 December

This year’s Christmas Get Together will be in the clubhouse on Friday evening next week.
And to get us in the Christmas Spirit the first drink (for paid up members only of course) will be FREE.

We can also enjoy the 500 CLUB DRAW including the £300 XMAS BONUS PRIZE.

Also, just to remind you of other festive offerings at the club.
On Friday 10th December will be the December Quiz Night, with it's usual mix of Xmas and non-Xmas questions. 8pm start (speak to Rob/Lu for further details)
Then on Sunday 19th December, there is the Christmas Sunday Lunch, with the traditional fayre. 4pm. Speak to Sue beforehand to book your place and confirm dessert option,
24th October Anyone who has put their name down to attend the 2021 Presentation Night, should please pay their money ASAP.
There are still places available and anyone interested should speak to Kaz, Pat or Annie.

Also, names and deposits are being taken for the 2023 Centenary Tour to Devon.
Please speak to Robin for details or Norma about getting your name on the list
24th October  AGM 2021

The 2021 AGM was held this morning. All posts were filled and there were constructive discussions on various matters.
The full list of officers can be found here.
6th October AGM 2021

The AGM will be held on Sunday 24th October at 11am in the clubhouse.
It is important that you attend.
Full details can be found in the e-mail sent by Pedro recently (if you haven't received this, please contact Pedro direct).

The AGM is followed by the first of this winter's Sunday Lunches (Beef).
Please add your names to the list in the clubhouse, or contact Sue to be included, or for further details about the lunches.
6th October Presentation Night 2021

Full details of this event have now been added here.
A list for names and menu choices can be found in the clubhouse.
8th September Winter Events

Dates have been set for the Quizzes and the Sunday Lunches for the remainder of 2021. These have been added to the Events Diary
22nd July Fun Day 2021 - Rescheduled

Owing to a clash of dates, meaning many regulars couldn't attend, the Management Committee has decided to reschedule Fun Day 2021.
It will now take place on Sunday August 29th (NB - this is Bank Holiday weekend, so there will still be a day after for those who need extra recovery time).
Please come along and support the day.
Mags Hodgson, along with her family, will be there to present the "Ken Hodgson Cup" - a new trophy given annually to the winners of Fun Day. Also in attendance will be Bill Fletcher's son and his family.
16th July Ken Hodgson's Funeral

We have heard from Ken's family that 100 people will be allowed to attend the chapel - 70 seated and 30 standing.
Everyone must wear a mask.

12th July Ken Hodgson

Ken Hodgson's funeral will take place on Thursday 22 July at East Chapel Breakspear Crematorium in Ruislip at 2.30 PM.


Afterwards the family invite everyone back to the White Hart pub in Harlington from 4.15 PM onwards.

At this stage we are waiting for confirmation of the UK government restrictions and advise that will apply to the funeral service.

Anyone who would particularly wish to attend the service at Breakspear, please let Bob W, Annie B or Pedro know so we can coordinate with the family the spaces available.

There will be a webcast of the service with the following details:

Website: https://watch.obitus.com

Username:   sawu7812

Password:    776218


We propose to show the webcast at the club where members can gather together to pay their respects, if they will not be attending the service in person.

6th July Fun Day 2021

A day in the WEBSC calender that was close to the heart of Ken, Fun Day for 2021 is coming soon.

It will take place on Saturday 31st July.

A list for names is up in the pavilion, and more information will appear on this website shortly.

 25th June Ken Hodgson

It is with great sadness that we report that Ken Hodgson passed away today. Ken has been at West Ealing for over forty years and during that time he has held a number of offices, most recently as our long-standing treasurer and as webmaster. He has also been president. On the green, Ken's name appears on most of the club's trophies.

Mags and the family wish to thank members for the kind messages they have received over the past few weeks.

As soon as arrangements for Ken's funeral are known, they will appear here.

 24th May  Along with pubs and restaurants, we are now allowed to serve food and drink inside the premises!

We are still restricted to 'table service only' and groups of 6 inside the Club, along with any other Covid rules applying to the leisure and hospitality industries at this time

24th April The GREEN is open today. Get down and get some in!!!
15th April The Club is now able to serve drinks and food BUT outside only. To assist with this, we have a gazebo and an outside heater to try and make sitting outside a bit more comfortable

The 500 club draw for this Friday 16th will take place as previously during lockdown. It is hoped that we will be able to return to the 'normal' way of doing the draw (i.e.. you have to be at the Club to win the Snowball)

We have a skip (not Wookie!) arriving on Wednesday 21st to take away all our unwanted detritus. Please lend a hand if you can. There is a fair amount of stuff to get rid of and we only have the skip for a limited time (1 day) 

The Club is also hoping to have a pre-season get together on 24th April at lunch time. Snacky food will be on offer. Covid regulations will, of course, be in force!


5th April

We have to report, with sadness, that Jim Williams passed away last Friday. Members will recall that his wife Enid passed away last September, and Jim had been in and out of hospital since then.

We will publicise funeral details when they are known



17th January

We have learned that Martine's funeral will be at Breakspear Crematorium on Thursday 21st January at 11.15am

3rd January 2021

We are very sad to announce the passing of Martine Howe at home  today. As you all may know, Martine had been suffering from cancer over the last 2 years, but despite this, she always managed a smile and a chat, and joined in bowls whenever she was able. John had been caring for her during this time, a difficult time for him as he underwent a triple heart by-pass.

As a Club, we offer John and his family our support and our sincere condolences.

We will publish funeral arrangements when known