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09 August 2017 / Club News

Sad Loss of a true Burry Port Rfc Legend

 

Brian Williams was known as Bruce by everyone, so called  because of his friendship with a black dog named 'Bruce' his constant companion as a youngster even waiting outside school for him so as to walk home together. He was born in Llanelli moving to Burry Port as a youngster attending Burry Port c p school before moving on to the Llanelli boys grammar where he first played rugby, later being chosen for the Llanelli schoolboys side that went on to win the 'Dewar Shield' a fete not often accomplished. On leaving school he became an apprentice toolmaker at fisher and Ludlow felinfoel also working at carbay power station and Pembroke oil refinery when he had time, because selling cockles out of his old van was more enjoyable, also having a few other dodges on the side. He first played for the blacks in the late sixties and into the seventies a very successful period for the  club playing in the second row alongside his brother-in-law alan “Manny” evans he loved an away day a top tourist also enjoying the company of his son on their Scotland international weekends. Stories and “strokes” there are many but none for printing, he did not enjoy   good health of late but never complained. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him at both the rugby club and the clwb bach he is servived by his wife Irene son Christian daughter-law Debbie and loving grand daughter chloe 

                                                       He will be sadly missed by all !! (Tribute by Mr Nick Evans)

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