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Peter Brimble (1942 - 1948)

You are warmly welcomed to leave a message below, share your memories and celebrate the life of OE Peter Brimble who we sadly lost in June 2023

Peter Brimble passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, 18 June after a short illness, 4 days before his 92nd Birthday.  He was a day border at QEH between 1942 and 1948 and was a star pupil, having won a scholarship to QEH.  He could still recite the school register.

Peter was an International Bowler, a winner of National titles, an England Captain and Team Manager and a former President of the English Indoor Bowling Association and President of the World Indoor Bowls Council.  He won the National Indoor Singles Title in 1963 and the Outdoor Triples Title in 1976.  He played for England both indoors and outdoors over 20 times and was also a National Selector for the indoor game.  He was an Honorary Life Member of the English Indoor Bowling Association and served on the Board of Directors for many years.  He was also a key player in the Somerset Team, winning the prestigious Middleton Cup four times in seven years.  He was a member of the Knowle Outdoor Bowling Club and also played for and then managed a team that he formed in the 1960s, who still play at the Bristol Indoor Bowling Club in Ashton Vale.  Although he stopped playing in his 80s, he still followed all aspects of bowling.

His other great passion was Bristol City Football Club.  He first attended, aged 8 with his father and, in his words, “was hooked every since”.  He was a season ticket holder for over 50 years and watched Bristol City home and away, sometimes cutting short holidays to travel home to watch a match. He believed he was the longest serving fan, attending from 1938 until March 2020 when Covid struck.  In spite of this, he still followed Bristol City, either watching them on TV or listening on the radio.

He leaves behind his Daughter, Ann, Son-in-law, Paul and Grandson, Matthew.  He was a family man, who loved his family very much.

He was always a proud old QEH boy

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