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.

One of Peter's closest friends and playing partner for many years, Geoff Mealing, expressed his surprise and sadness on learning that Peter had died.  He writes:

“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.

Whatever 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.”

Sincere thanks to Geoff and to Ann for their much appreciated 

tributes to a special friend and bowler.

       Mixed Friendly Matches

7th December 2019 : Home to Risbygate

We played four triples - winning on 3 rinks. Our bowlers playing for the first time in a friendly inter-club game, certainly enjoyed themselves.

The afternoon was shared with the judo group and so it was quite chaotic at times – but in spite of these distractions, all went well.

25th January 2020 : Away to Risbygate

Once again we played four rinks of triples.For some of our members, this was also the first time they had played at a different club - and they really enjoyed the experience.

We gained one winning rink, one drawn rink,but we lost overall. The after-match tea and biscuits were very welcome.

2nd February 2020 : Away to Wymondham

Our third fixture and once again, enjoyed by everyone.

We won on two rinks and won the game overall by a few shots.

The welcomed refreshments are always well received .

The final Ladies’ Friendly game this season is on hold at the

moment and will be re-arranged as soon as possible.

The format of mixed friendly games has been very well received

and hopefully I will be able to arrange similar fixtures for next season.

Watch this space!


Many thanks indeed to Ann for her invaluable contributions.  Always gratefully received.

Ladies' Friendly -  Home to Risbygate

Monday 21st October 


We were pleased to  welcome the ladies from Risbygate who helped us start our new season.

We played 4 x 3 Triples thanks to the support of our own ladies.

A good win for one of our rinks and it was so good to renew "old acquaintances" and enjoy "a nice cup of tea and gossip".  

Ladies' Friendly - Home to Lakenheath

Monday 28th October


A very enjoyable afternoon. It was good to see "young players" on the green. The visitors brought along six players including one young man.

They all told their captain, Pauline Wright, how much  they enjoyed the experience of a "proper game".

We had two winning rinks - a good day for everyone!

Many thanks indeed  Ann 


Official opening of fourth rink by Thetford Mayor and the Mayoress

Thanks to the efforts and commitment of the Leisure Centre Management and the work of Club Committee officers, the fourth lane was officially opened on 18th September by Thetford Mayor Roy Brame accompanied by his wife, Karen.

The special event was reported in the Thetford & Brandon Times -  thank you Andrew Wallace. A photographic display of the morning's events is available at the Club. Not least, many thanks to Jan Medcalf who gave so much time to organising the entire event.

One immediate benefit of the additional rink has already been noted, with all four rinks in full use at recent roll-ups.

Well, what are you waiting for - do come along - there's plenty of room now!



       Following the Annual General Meeting held on Tuesday 20th March 2018,

       changes or amendments to the Club Constitution and Playing Rules, in

       addition to other areas of club  administration, are published under their

       respective menu headings.  Helping members to keep up to date.

The Club Presentation Evening

11th May 2018

A selection of photographs,

together with award lists, is

 accessed in the Archive menu.