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Boulez ....

In tribute to Perks the legendary social boules player... the reason some of us started to play


Former Nova Hreod PE teacher Iain (Perks or Perky) Perkins  lived in Wanborough with his wife Jill. Iain was a well-rounded sportsman, having played rugby for Cirencester for many years and respected by the local community in Swindon. After retiring from the school he was at for 38 years he enjoyed playing golf amongst many other interests, in particular Friday night boules with friends at the Plough piste he helped build.

He was instrumental in setting up games at the pub and worked tirelessly on the fixtures, feeding visitors, explaining the game as well as being a pretty good player.. always keen to bomb out the opposition!

Bob Astbury from the Iain Perkins Memorial Fund organising committee said:

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“When Iain passed away his death had a huge impact on a wide range of people.

“He was an incredibly active man who contributed a huge amount to the local community. He helped run several rugby clubs and also worked as a volunteer driver for the NHS, helping patients get to and from appointments.

Iain was fantastic company, and liked and respected by all those who knew him."

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