Tributes to Peter Scott ~ "Scotty"
Peter was hugely admired, respected and held in great affection by all who knew him and played alongside him - whatever the sport. He will be greatly missed by all his family and by his many friends here at the Brecks Indoor Bowling Club.
of Peter's closest friends and playing partner for many years, Geoff
Mealing, expressed his surprise and sadness on learning that Peter had
“Following a phone call from a bowling friend of mine, I am very pleased to offer this contribution in honour of my good friend, Peter. This is dear to my heart and without hesitation it came to me.
I was Peter’s playing partner for many years, at Staniforth Bowls Club and at the Brecks. I couldn’t have wished for a better playing partner. A quiet and unassuming man, Peter was always willing to help anyone having an off-day when bowling, offering discreet and gentle words of encouragement.
Peter joined Staniforth Bowls Club in 1976 and I joined the following year. Peter helped me a lot and we played many county games together. We joined the hugely enjoyable trips away, especially at Whit-weekend when we shared some wonderful times and games together. I shall never forget those occasions.
I can honestly say I never heard a bad word leave his mouth. Our friendship continued at the Brecks, each of us being Founder and Committee members. Scotty was also elected Club President. I will always remember the many wonderful games we played together.
Peter was also a Thetford Football Referee and will be remembered by many in the football fraternity.
There is so much more I could write about Scotty – the games at Brandon, local area matches but suffice to say, he will be sadly missed by all and my condolences go to his wife Thelma and all his relatives and loved ones. I can truly say I certainly miss him and always will.
I wonder if he stills wants me for a Lead ? Still, not to worry – he’s got Jack Whalebelly, George Angus, Don White and Bill Massingham, to mention just a few good players up there. So if they need me, they’ll have to wait a while longer, especially if it’s raining.
Rest in peace Peter. Hope you get your bowling arm back in the next world.”
Another of Peter’s bowling friends has offered her own tribute.
Ann Melton writes:
“Peter was a founder member of The Brecks and represented the club in the Men’s County League which was quite successful in the early years. He took part in the club’s knockout competitions and was successful in many of them. He was also a member of the original Brecks Committee.
Peter was a member of the Staniforth Bowls Club for many years and during this time he played in the County League team for the club, going on to County play-offs. He was successful in the club knockout competitions. Peter entered county knockout competitions in different categories, winning through to the National Finals in several events.
Peter was a Steward at Potters on more than one occasion during the World Championships a few years ago. During his younger years Peter played football, later qualifying as a referee.
sport he took up, Peter was always willing to pass on his experience to
those 'new players' seeking his guidance and advice. They found one of
the best in Peter.”