Sadly, Tom Bullerwell passed away yesterday just eight weeks after celebrating his 100th birthday. The thoughts of all at Bedford Blues are with his son and Club Director Ian Bullerwell, as well as all the family.

The Funeral will be held at 11.30am on Thursday 5th April at Bedford Crematorium, Norse Road. Ian and the family have asked for family flowers only, but any donations to be made to the Royal British Legion via Arnolds funeral directors or at

The family would like to extend an invitation to join them afterwards in the Eagle Bar at Goldington Road to raise a glass and share some memories of what was a great innings.

Former committee member and lifelong supporter of the Blues, Tom was born in Rowlands Gill, a little village outside Newcastle in 1918. He played in the centre for Blaydon before taking up a job with East Africa Airlines in Kenya.

Serving in the Signals Division in the 8th Army in World War II, Tom attained the rank of Sergeant and was awarded the Military Medal by his Majesty King George VI on the 31st March 1945.

The family returned to England to settle in Bedford in 1949. Tom became a regular supporter at Goldington Road where his contemporaries and friends were ‘Tich’ Haynes, John Bance and Dick Furbank.

Maurice Webb recruited Tom to the club’s social committee in the early 70s and he was Team Secretary of the Wanderers from 1973-76.

Tom continued to attend home matches at Goldington Road until the last few years. Always a true Blue!

Next Home Match

Saturday 26th January
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road