We are sorry to have to announce the recent death of Alan, at the age of 74. Alan was for many years a very influential club member, serving as Secretary for three seasons at 1008 London Road and then as Chairman at Aviation Way in the late eighties and early nineties, at a time when the club’s fortunes were at a low ebb. A useful player before a serious injury curtailed his career, Alan involved himself wholeheartedly in all of the club’s activities, taking responsibility for several Club Dinner Dances and fulfilling several other important committee roles. Although Alan was an infrequent member to the club in recent years, we have much to thank him for as one of those responsible for managing the move from London Road to what were then our new headquarters. Alan was also active as a member of the Old Westcliffian Lodge and the Old Westcliffian Association. The funeral has been arranged to take place at Southend Crematorium on Monday 29 April at 2.40p.m. Our sympathies are extended to Susie, Jonathan and Lizzie at this very sad time.