Doug Bates (1932-2001)
THE son of Fred ‘Baggy’ Bates and his wife Ada, Douglas worked for his early years at his father’s shop on Wharf Road, which specialised in cycles and fishing tackle.
And it influenced in his sport, being a keen cyclist and a very enthusiastic angler.
He was a long-standing member of Grantham Angling Association and taught fishing to youngsters on the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
Following the closure of the business, he ran the general store on Denton Avenue, and was a storeman at BMARCo.
In his later years he found a new passion in bowls, both indoor and out.