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    Golf Report for 2012
    Bath Past Players Golf Society- 2012 Season Report In a rain affected Summer the Bath Past Players completed an unbeaten season! Headline Result: Played six, won six. Two matches not completed. One cancelled. 22 March at The Bristol GC Result: Bath 300 Stableford points; Gloucester PP... [Read More]
    ROT April 2013 - 5
    A tale from Lord Julian Darling TROUT FISHING IN THE HINDU KUSH Pakistan may not be at the top of everyone’s wish list as a holiday destination, but that is where I went in August 2008. For a long while William, our long-time family solicitor, had been trying to persuade me to join him on his... [Read More]
    ROT April 2013 - 4
    Hooker Mark Roberts tells his story I joined Bath RFC in the summer of 1985 after 2 seasons with leading Welsh team Pontypridd RFC. One of the main reasons for moving was that Bath was beginning to be seen as the top club in the UK and also I had won a scholorship to do an Masters in Business... [Read More]
    ROT April 2013 - 3
    From our colleague John West in New Zealand – “Bath Rugby and beyond” In the January 2013 newsletter I found it very interesting to read the items about the team in the early 1960’s as it was during that time that I played. It was nice to be reminded of the names of many that I played with. I... [Read More]
    Annual Re-Union 2013
    This year, at the request of Bath Rugby, the Re-Union was brought forward to Saturday 9th February to coincide with the home match against Worcester Warriors. It was feared that a Re-Union in the winter months would prevent some elder statesmen from attending but this was not the case. We... [Read More]
    ROT January 2013 - 3
    The Centre – inside, outside or left, right?? - whose pace and skill help to open up locked defences. They possess the ability to break down opposition defences by running differing lines of attack or, by the use of skilful interplay, attempt to create space for the flying wing men. Since 1950... [Read More]
    ROT January 2013 - 2
    The 1997/98 season saw the 3rd year of the professional game unfold. Bath were seeking to strengthen their squad with the likes of Welsh international and Lions star Ieuan Evans appearing in Bath colours in November 1997. The back division now had a centre pairing of Phil De Glanville and Jerry... [Read More]
    ROT January 2013 - 1
    The elected Club Captain for the 1962/63 season was Laurie Rimmer who earned 5 caps for England as a wing forward `WEALTH OF TALENT MEANS KEEN COMPETITION” “If a number of newcomers live up to their reputations, they could prove considerable assets to Bath rugby for the coming season, not... [Read More]
    ROT April 2013 - 2
    The elected Club Captain for the season was John Horton July 1979 John Horton endorsed the acceptance of Roger Spurrell as a playing member of the Club. August 1979 CALIFORNIA TOUR Bath’s domestic season was preceded by a five match tour of California, including Paloato, where Bath enjoyed a... [Read More]
    ROT April 2013 - 1
    Mr John W P Roberts was again elected as Club Captain for the 1957/58 season. June 1957 Major Lance Wardle, acting for the Club, explained the legal position reference the sale of Lambridge Meadows. Resolved:- 1. That the Club offer to purchase Major Longrigg’s shares and any question of the... [Read More]

    2012 - 2014
    From the magical pen of Glyn Leyshon
    France Tours 1953 and 1954
    Xmas Golf Day 2002
    DAX visit Bath
    ROT April 2012 3
    Xmas Golf Day 2011
    ROT April 2012
    ROT April 2012
    McGeechan - Sir Ian
    The RPA
    ROT January 2012 - 3
    ROT January 2012 - 2
    Golf report for 2011
    ROT January 2012 - 1
    2011 - 2012 S Hooper
    Jones - Simon
    Donation to the Orthopaedic Theatres
    ROT November 2011 3
    ROT November 2011 2
    ROT November 2011 1
    MP Derek Wyatt reminisces
    Dax Tour May 2011
    ROT June 2011 4
    ROT June 2011 3
    ROT June 2011 2
    Donation to the Lifetime Childrens Trust 2011
    Annual Re-Union 2011
    Meehan - Steve
    ROT June 2011 - 1
    2010 December 14th
    2011 May 10th
    2011 April 12th
    2011 March 8th
    2011 February 8th
    2011 January 11th
    Past Masters
    Past Masters
    Xmas Golf day 2010
    Trevose Tour 2010
    ROT March 2011 - 6
    ROT March 2011 - 5
    ROT March 2011 - 4
    ROT March 2011 - 3
    ROT March 2011 - 2
    ROT March 2011 - 1
    Past Masters
    Past Masters
    Past Masters
    Past Masters
    Past Masters
    2010 - July 13th
    2010 - September 14th
    2010 - April 13th
    2010 - August 10th
    Past Masters
    Past Masters
    Golf Report for 2010
    Visit to Moseley
    2010 - 17th November
    Match Day Collection 2010 2
    2010 - 15th September
    18th September 2010
    ROT December 2010 - 1
    Out and About
    New Non Directors appointed
    The new Bath HQ
    Meeting with Nick Blofeld and Matt Powell
    Barbecue Fun Day
    2008 - 2009 M Lipman
    2009 - 2010 M Claasens
    2010 - 2011 L Watson
    1995 - 1996 P de Glanville
    1993 - 1995 J Hall
    1991 - 1993 A Robinson
    1988 - 1991 S Barnes
    1986 - 1988 R Hill
    1985 - 1986 J Palmer
    1982 - 1985 R Spurrell
    1981 - 1982 D P Murphy
    1980 - 1981 R C Lye
    1978 - 1979 M C Beese
    1979 - 1980 J P Horton
    1977 - 1978 J S Waterman
    1976 - 1977 J P Horton
    1975 - 1976 J S Waterman
    1974 - 1975 C J Perry
    1972 - 1974 P Hall
    1971 - 1972 R Walkey
    1970 - 1971 P Heindorff
    1969 - 1970 T Martland
    1966 - 1969 P Sibley
    1965 - 1966 G F Margretts
    1963 - 1965 K P Andrews
    1962 - 1963 L I Rimmer
    1961 - 1962 R Farnham
    1960 - 1961 A H Meek
    1959 - 1960 J Jacobsen
    1958 - 1959 G F Drewett

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