Yearly Archives: 2018

Two magnificent silver trophies

The Birkenhead Cooperative Womens Guilds Bowling Clubs have sadly folded after at least 85 years.  They  have very kindly offered us these two trophies – a cup and a rose bowl, and we have made a contribution to a local cancer charity at their suggestion.

These will be awarded annually together with a plaque for the winner of certain competitions, and eventually we hope to have plinths for both so that the names of the various winners can be engraved on it.

We have to thank Alex Williams – and his mother in law Pat – who arranged this for us.

Jim Girven

We regret to say that Jim died in his sleep.

Jim had been a member of Phoenix since 1992 (over a quarter of a century ago)  and despite occasional bouts of ill-health, he was still shooting with us quite regularly. He last shot with us in September at the Sheepshed when he was in excellent spirits and looking forward to the next shoot – sadly that was not to be.

A  real gentleman – we will miss him greatly.

His funeral was at Landican Crematorium, South Chapel at 11.30 Friday 2nd November 2018.

VAST increase in fees for clubs and school shooting clubs.

The Home Office have announced a set of fees for target shooting clubs and school target shooting clubs.

They are –

Club first time £444

Club renewal £372

Club variation A £300

Club variation B £206

Club variation C £36

I haven’t got a copy of the categories yet, but we know they relate to matters like a change of secretary, a change of club name and the like.

Ron Seddon – the “Purple Plume”

As most of you know, Ron died earlier this year

A great character and one of the longest serving members of Phoenix. Ron had been ill for some time, but this doesn’t make it any easier for his family, Richard Seddon, or us.

Ron was truly a friend and always good fun to be around. We didn’t get to see him much in the last year or so as he had problems which precluded his rejoining us – by his own choice – very sadly. We miss him.

The funeral was  20th February at Landican, and was well attended by many members of Phoenix.