William 'Bill' Willshaw
FORMER captain of Lansdown Golf Club and Winterbourne Cricket Club, Bill Willshaw, has died, aged 93. William "Bill" Willshaw was born in Worcester on April 24, 1919. He served with the RAF during the Second World War and was based near Hereford.
He met his first wife, Elsie, at Hereford City Sports Club, where he was playing cricket and she was playing tennis.
They married in Hereford and moved to Winterbourne a couple of years later.
Bill worked as a property surveyor for Shell Mex and served for a while on Winterbourne Parish Council.
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Bill and Elsie moved from Winterbourne to Acton Turville about 30 years ago and were also heavily involved with the local community there.
A keen sportsman, he captained both Lansdown Golf Club and Winterbourne Cricket Club for many years, and was also the chairman of governors at the Ridings High School. Bill was also a qualified rugby referee.
Son Neal, a journalist now living in Crete, said: "Dad was very much his own man and never afraid to speak his mind. He was fiercely supportive of his family and usually gave sound advice."
Elsie passed away in 2005 and a couple of years later Bill married Shirley.
They enjoyed travel and took several cruises together.
Bill was extremely proud of his two children, Neal and Jane, grandchildren Katherine, Christopher, Anna and Penny, great-grandchildren Ben, Maddie, Nadia, Laura and Marcus, and great-great-grandchildren Riley and Lola.
Bill passed away on August 28, at Bristol Royal Infirmary.
He will be cremated at Westerleigh Crematorium on Wednesday at 12.30pm and anyone who knew him is welcome to attend the funeral.
Afterwards, there will be a buffet at the Old Royal Ship, Luckington, which was Bill and Shirley's favourite pub.