Downton Bowling Club: 40 next year!

This year, Downton Bowling Club celebrates 40 years since the first bowl was delivered in 1981.  A few celebratory events are planned, including the ‘Bowls’ Big Weekend’.

Some players who were founder members - Bob Dymott, Les Cousins - still play, and the club has recruited ex-players like Don Moody, to help build an archive of times past.  However, they are still very interested in receiving any memories, photographs, etc, that people may have of those early days.  Please contact the club if you can help.

Despite the challenges last year, the enthusiastic Downton players were compensated for a truncated start to the season with an extended finish, the last bowl being delivered in October. 

The green is benefitting from a lot of care this spring.  This year, the plan is to gradually get rid of chemical based treatments and become more environmentally sound, using organic methods.

The club is hoping that this year they will be able to play for most of the summer. 

You can try bowling for free any time now that the season is underway, or you could wait for the ‘Bowls’ Big Weekend’, 28 May- 31 May.  If you are interested to find out more,  contact:  Alan Waters 512531. email-

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