Peter Howarth 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 and Botley Butchers.
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.
The picture below is from 1983 when Peter was GB team manager in Tunisia. Peter is in the back row, second in from the right.
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.