Peter Howarth

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1932 – 2020

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Peter Howarth has passed away.

Peter was involved in petanque from the very early days of the organisation in this country, initially as a member of Cobbetts Boules Club then with Southampton Arms, Solent and Botley Butchers. He returned to Cobbetts to play league matches between 2005 and 2007.

He became President of the Southern Region in 1982 before giving up this role to become National President with the BPA in 1984. On his retirement from this position in 1990, he was awarded BPA life membership. He returned to have another spell as regional president from 1994 until 1997.

Peter and Marianne took part for several years in our twinning with Le Havre and made many good friends. His infamous ‘Pig Song’ brought much laughter when ever he performed it!

In recent years, ill-health prevented him from playing but he still took a keen interest in the sport.

Peter was a charming man and a true gentleman. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Our thoughts are with Marianne and the family.

Peter was GB team manager for the 1983 World Championships in Tunisia. Peter is in the back row, second in from the right.

The ‘Three Petes’ in 2004