February 2019: Recent death of Doug Haughton of Forest SMBC
Doug was a founder member of Forest SMBC, and was a continuous committee member, in various roles for 28 years, until 2 years ago, when he retired for health reasons.
Doug joined the County Committee in August 1993 and remained a member until the AGM in 2004. During that time he was Membership Secretary and wrote out all the membership cards by hand. This was a mammoth task as at the time the County had over 1000 members!
At the age of 90. He was still playing for WSCSMBA in the over 60’s match at Westergate, for which he received a resounding round of applause, because it just happened to coincide with his 90th Birthday.
At the age of 94, he was still an active member of the club, but with the sad loss of his wife Sheelagh, then having to give up driving, and with increasing mobility problems he was no longer able to play bowls.
He sadly died in hospital at the age of 95.
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