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Alan Poole RIP

A message from Kernow player Enid Rose with the sad news that former Cornwall region President Alan Poole has died at his home in Spain. He had suffered ill health for several years.

Enid says: 'For those of you who remember Alan Poole he passed away on Friday 20th April at his home near Albox in South of Spain. He was a great ambassador for the game, organising many competitions throughout the county, and forming the Cornish Squad to go to the inter-regionals plus charity events when he managed the Seahorse lnn at Maenporth, Falmouth. Andy and I are attending his funeral [today] in Arboleas.'

Many past players around Cornwall will remember the charity petanque events staged by Alan at the Seahorse in the 1990s, often for the RNLI, with a playing surface installed on the car park and 40-50 teams taking part. Alan's contacts brought numerous teams from outside the county to these competitions.

Pete Lynas remembers that Alan introduced him to playing petanque at the Seahorse and adds 'He will be missed'. Former Kernow players Paul Johns and Mike Hill also have good memories of the Seahorse events as highly sociable occasions.

Alan moved from Maenporth to a pub in Truro and then to the Norway Inn, Perranarworthal, retiring to Spain 8-10 years ago.


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