Tenterden Bowls Club Archive News and Photos

06/11/2016
Tenterden News

TENTERDEN BOWLS CLUB HISTORY 
Written in 2008

Founded in 1908 with a four rink Green behind the White Lion Hotel the early history of the Club has been lost in the mists of time. However, Neil Warwick of Golden Square did play there during the 1930's as did his father before him. In 1964 the new six rink Green was opened in Recreation Ground Road and the Club still plays there at the present time. About this time a Lady's section was formed and from about 1985 matches have been played with mixed teams of Ladies and Men. One or two of the highlights of the last few years have been the winning of the Cinque Ports Mayor's Trophy in 1988, successfully hosting the same Tournament in 1999 and in 2004 winning the Premier League Title of the Weald League. Over the past twenty years with much hard work, generous donations and loans from members and other sources the Club has installed an automatic watering system, our own toilets and a new clubhouse. The Green itself has improved immensely with the advice and work of our professional greenkeeper together with that of the Greens Committee.

New members are always welcome and free tuition is available to anyone wishing to take up the game. We look forward to celebrating our Centenary Year in 2008.
 
TENTERDEN BOWLS CLUB 
Archive Photos

 

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West Hill v. Tenterden in 1910

 

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Tenterden Bowls green located behind the White Lion Hotel until the 1960s

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club ~1911

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club ~1911

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club - Tenterden v. Rosemount at Tenterden, 12 July 1922

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club - New Pavilion - April 1932
Back Row: C T Dray, W Simes, W Chandler
Middle Row: S J Winter, W M Thomson, F A Chacksfield, W Milsted, C Bourne, J Bates, H Warwick
Front Row: F J Baker (Vice Captain), J J Fuggle (Captain), Mrs W A V Findlater (Mayoress), Col W A V Findlater (President) (Mayor), E Sayers

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club, Bowls Green at White Lion, Tenterden c. 1947-48
Back (left to right) : Albert Sutcliffe, Sydney Winter, ... , Saint (Bethersden), Don Miller, Frank Gorham
Front (left to right) : Cyril Hyland, ... , Maple, ... , ... , Charles Bourne, Jim Smith, ... ,  William E Judge

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club 1969
Standing (L to R) Frank Booth, Bob Bell, Philip Newman, Eddie Escott, Frank Gorham, W Price, Shurrock, _____, _____, _____, _____,_____, _____
(L to R) F Stanley, Ivo T Emberson, _____, _____

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club 1969
Winners of the Weald of Kent Cup
L to R: Ivo T Emberson, Don Miller, _____, Frank Booth

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club 1969
(Tenterden Recreation Ground)
Back Row (L to R) _____, John Hodges, _____, _____, P G Moore, _____, Frank Gorham, Grigg, W Price
Middle Row (L to R) _____, F Stanley, Frank Booth, _____
Front Row (L to R) Sidney Cooper, _____, _____, Shurrock

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club c. 1970
Names including: P G Moore, Grigg, Frank Gorham, Ivo T Emberson, William E Judge, Frank Booth, Mrs M Macfadyen, Shurrock, Reg Velvick, Sidney C Cooper

 

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Tenterden Bowls Club February 1972
Back (L to R) Eddie Escott, _____, _____, Manson, F Stanley, W Price, _____, Alf Wareham
Front (L to R) _____, Frank Booth, Mrs MacFadyen, Dr Macfadyen, Mrs Nixon

 

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