Former Lewes Rugby Club stalwarts pass away within hours of one another

It is with great sadness that the Club has to announce that two of its former stalwarts - Mickey Bell and Marcus Brown -  both passed away recently within hours of one another - Mickey on Friday after a  long illness and Marcus early Saturday morning after a short illness.

Sunday, 4th October 2020, 8:13 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th October 2020, 8:18 pm
Marcus Brown (circled)

Mickey was a former Chairman of the Club who played together with Marcus during the' 70's and'80's, and was founder of the William Webb Ellis Morris Dancers, comprised of players from both Lewes and Brighton rugby clubs, which entertained many crowds - both home and abroad - for some 17 years. He was also the author of the Club's famous Christmas Pantomimes, which had risque (adult!) titles.

Marcus turned to community service after retiring from the game, becoming Vicar of Rodmell and a Governor at the nearby Northease Manor School.

Mickey Bell

Both participated in the relay runs between Blois (Lewes's Twin-Town in France) and the Club in the '80's, running in relay sections for the 185-mile route and raising money for local Lewes-based charities.

The Club sends it sympathies and condolences to Avril, Rachel, Jenny and their families.