It is sad that the Club must report the death of an ex-Chairman, John Eastman.
John took the role of Chair in 1969 succeeding Ron Rowles who left the area at that time. He was introduced into athletics after his daughters Jane and Sally became involved. Both grew up to be outstanding athletes and were a part of the strong women’s section at that time.
In 1969 Bristol AC embarked into a new era of athletics with the coming of National League competition. We had a very strong team containing many Internationals and John was ever supportive of that Team.
John who had been quite seriously ill recently leaves a Wife and two Daughters (Jane & Sally) plus some outstanding ‘athletic’ grandchildren.
John’s funeral is at St John’s Church, Keynsham at 11.00am on Thursday 13th October 2011 and then a cremation will take place ay Haycombe Crematorium, Bath.