A small garden has been planted in a section of the grounds of the Resolven Bowling Green dedicated to a long serving, stalwart member of Resolven Bowls Club, Mr Royston Stock, Club Treasurer for 30 years up to 2007. A loyal member of RBC, he thought of the bowling green and the pavilion as his ‘second home’ (he also held the position of Groundsman for many years), and is well remembered by so many people locally and by visiting bowlers.
The section of garden is named ‘Royston’s patch’ on which a small plaque has been erected stating his favourite saying “It’s All on the Day”. This is so true of all sports not only bowls. The older members, past and present have played an important part in forming and making Resolven Bowls Club the active and successful club it is today, in order that the club can continue to attract and encourage younger players to enjoy the sport of bowls.
The photograph below shows part of the small garden in front of two of his relatives, Mr Lionel Stock and Mr Phil Jones and his partner Dawn.
The second photograph shows the majority of the Club Members who gathered together behind ‘Royston’s Patch’ for their annual photo for the 2017 season, all sporting their new coloured club shirts sponsored by local firms.
The residents of Resolven are fortunate that the Bowling Green and the Pavilion is still managed by Resolven Community Council who are keen for the Green to be successful, although there are a small group of willing club members who give of their time voluntarily and work hard to ensure the ‘green’ is the best that it can be.
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