Category Archives: Club personnel

Pat Connolly New Club President

At the club’s Annual General Meeting held yesterday at the Holiday Inn on a very damp day, there was a significant reshuffle in the composition of the new Executive Committee. Pat Connolly, one of the earliest members of BHPC and its long-time Secretary, was elected … Continue reading

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Tony Mann: EPA National Teams Manager of Choice

In addition to being EPA National Secretary (which involves tons of work) and past BHPC President, Tony Mann is now ploughing a fertile and fascinating furrow in the world of pétanque – manager of teams representing England at international championships. Here, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Norman Hazelden

We are very sad to report that we learned today of Norman’s death.   Tony Mann speaks for all of us who knew Norman when he writes: ” A friend to many in Sussex Pétanque, larger than life, a true … Continue reading

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Tony’s Special Birthday Present

For our practitioners of precision shooting, here’s Tony with that special universal measuring thingammy (3, 10 and 20cm lengths), expertly made by club member Harvey Knowles. It’s a lovely thing.  

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Jill’s Mum, Jess: 104 Not Out!

A little belatedly we congratulate club member Jill Chrismas’s mum, Jessie May Wheatley (who likes to be called Jess) on her 104th birthday. Jess, born on 22 March 1909 in Alton, Hampshire, the last remaining of nine children, managed on her … Continue reading

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Une Annee en Petanque (A Year of Petanque)

Having left Brighton nearly a year ago for the lovely small Mediterranean port of La Ciotat, Ray Ager gives us an account of his year of pétanque. “Upon arriving in La Ciotat, the birthplace of pétanque, it very quickly became apparent that … Continue reading

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Ray’s Visit and BHPC Presence at Petanque’s Birthplace

Ray’s flying visit to the terrain last Friday (Good) was marked by a mass turnout of club members and blessed by Mediterranean-type weather. The picture below was taken as the throng began to gather. Ray says: “It was wonderful seeing everybody and playing … Continue reading

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