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Club History

The club history can be expanded and enhanced (any volunteers?), but this is the outline of the characters who have played significant roles in the club to date.

The Club was formed in 1971, and the first official meeting held on the 30th May 1971. This meeting was attended by 18 people and therefore a general committee was formed for the club. Chairman: Frank Cox, Treasurer: Frank Plumb Committee: Alf Harrold, John Deakin, Shirley Taylor and Irene Sharpe.

The committee agreed that the club should be mixed and the membership to cost the sum of 50p a year. In June 1972 Mr E Weatherley presented the club with a competition cup, this was designated as a singles competition and was initiated immediately. By the end of that season in September the winner was John Deakin.

A summary of this and subsequent trophy donations can be found by following this link sources.doc

In the year of 1975 our first chairman Frank Cox retired and this position was filled by Ted Buck.

Within the year of 1987 a past president and chairman Doug Bygrave passed away, and Chairman Ted Buck moved out of the district. This position was filled by Bill Bowler who later took the position of President when Mrs Shirley Taylor stepped down after many years in that position.

The club developed the current brick clubhouse over the early 2000's carrying much of the work through the members, and the loan from Bowls England has now been fully repaid.

The club celebrated its 40th Anniversary in 2011 (photo left) and continues to thrive into 2020.

Bill Bowler stepped down as our club President , and the mantle passed first to Norman Clare - another stalwart and previous Club Captain and Chairman, for the three years to 2015, before passing to Staff Burbridge to the end of 2019.

Staff stepped down at the end of the 2019 summer, and Past Secretary and Chairperson Anne Darbourne has now taken on the mantle of President for the new season, and beyond.



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