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Lottery Funded

January 2009 saw the completion of a three week project to replace all the ditches around the green with concrete troughs.  The work was carried out by Mark & Steve of Active Leisure Contracts, based at Gravesend Kent.

The project cost £21,000 which was financed by a £10,000 grant from Awards for All, a £3,000 loan from Bowls England and the remainder from the Club funds.

The first game to be played was an invitation game, opened by the Town Mayor, Councillor Tony Hillier who sponsored our grant claim.
The club was founded in 1962 and is a constituent member of the Playing Fields Association (PFA) which is a registered charity.

The green was laid professionally of Cumberland turf, with the first matches being played in 1962.

A large black shed served as a pavilion until 1973/4, when the present Marley Building was erected. Double glazed picture windows were installed for the clubs 40th. anniversary. It was extended with the provision of a new kitchen, changing rooms and a toilet for the disabled in 2004/5.


The Friendly Bowls Club

Founded in 1962 and still going strong