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Skittles (Scroll down for latest photo)

Skittles has been an important part of village life in Stoke St Gregory for generations. Although much reduced in terms of teams, the Sedgemoor Skittles League is still functioning. My own memory is of the season of 1981/82, when I played for Dave Dyer's 'Oak Trees' team of the Royal Oak. We won the third division trophy and the presentation night was at The Shrubbery in Ilminster. There must be so many memories and photos out there, so please send them to Dave Evans at In the meantime, here are a few of the village teams.

Many thanks, Sue Keirle, for the corrections and additions to the names below (May 2022)



Back Row: Reg Habberfield - ????? - Mike Champion - Charlie Dare - Cliff Miller - Arthur Miller

Front Row: ???? - ???? - Ella Champion (Landlady of the Pigeons) - Norman Upham



Back Row: Malcolm Musgrove - Terry Hembrow - Chris Bailey- Pete Hardy - Bert Dare

Front Row: Philip Riley - Phil Quantock - Jimmy Pimm - John Yarde


Back Row: Eddie Dare - Roy Dare - ?? Fry - Pete Hardy - Terry Hembrow

Fronr Row: Phil Riley - Chris Beck (Really!) - Phil Quantock - Jimmy Pimm - Michael Parker



This was to raise money tp buy the O.A.P. minibus, which Phil Quantock then drove for the next 32 years.

Phil Quantock & John Lawrence holding the clock. Colin Loveridge skittling.

Back Row: Chris Patten - Alan Chedzoy - Robert (Squirrel) Hembrow - Richard Lawrence - Colin Jones - Neil Nichols - Ron Jones


Merle Chedzoy is second from left, then Keith Hembrow and Malcolm Champion. Rex Champion is second from right, but who are the others?


Jimmy Garland - Merle Chedzoy - Malcolm Champion - Jack Brewer - Den Mills - Charlie Dare

(Who is the lady?)


OK - it's The Rose & Crown DARTS team, but a great picture

Back Row: Terry Hembrow - ???? - ???? - John Upham - Vic Lawson

Front Row: Cyril Hector - Nippy Garland - Merle Chedzoy - Herb? Cox - Ron Parker

NEW 1st May 2022


March 1987  24 Hour Skittles Marathon at the Pigeons, Curload, in aid of Taunton Hospitals' League of Friends scanner appeal

Back Row: Roger Pimm, Ken Keirle, Gary Merritt

Middle Row: Robert Dare, Brian Whitfield (Landlord of The Pigeons), Malcolm Bartlett, Steve Clarke, Mike Willey, Mike Patten

Front Row: Phil Quantock, Nicky Keirle, Tina Worgan, John Musgrove, Tracey Worgan, Nobby Turner

Many thanks to Phil Quantock for his help with this page. Please get in touch with more names to these photos, and any others you have

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