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Clifford Grenfell RIP

Posted: March 16, 2022
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Clifford Grenfell RIP

Following the recent passing of former Pirates player Clifford Grenfell, aged 84, it is confirmed that his funeral will take place at Gulval Church on Friday 25th March, commencing 12 noon, followed by a private cremation.

A wake for family and friends will also take place after the funeral at the Pirates ‘Westholme’ clubhouse, where refreshments will be available, and no doubt many stories will be recalled about man who himself loved meeting people, and invariably with that broad smile on his face.

Clifford was a craggily rugged forward in his day, who never gave less than 100%. Playing mainly at prop, and occasionally in the second row, he made 275 appearances for Penzance & Newlyn RFC from 1959-60 to 1968-69, and was also in 1964-65 proudly presented with his 100 games merit tie.

Especially enjoying playing against top touring sides such as Gloucester, Saracens, and Wasps, he could ably and sportingly hold his own propping against the best in the land, which deservedly earned him enormous respect.

In his working life, Clifford started as a Post Office telegraph boy before becoming a postman. He also played cricket for Gulval and took over at nearby Noongallas Farm after his dad died. Living later at St. Buryan he worked with farmers in the area and for Cape Building Supplies.

Condolences at this time are expressed to all members of the family.