From 1919 to 2019

Staines Bowling Club celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019

The club has occupied its current location, in leafy Staines Park, for over 40 years. Read on to learn more about the history of the club.

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Read extracts from the Minutes of Committee meetings about the Club's history from 1919 to the 1970s

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See where the club was located on Thames St

Click below or the picture at the right to see a map of that period compared to a current map... scroll the maps and zoom in and out... (opens in new page or tab). 

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Read extracts from the Minutes of Committee meetings about the Club's move from Thames St and finding a new site....

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Read the report of the very first home game played - and won - by the Club!
Staines Museum tracked down the first match report...

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From the 20s to the 70s

Click the picture above to read about the club's history from the 20s to the 70s.

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From the 80s to the present day

Click the picture above to read about the club's history from the 80s to the present day.

A link to our past....

Recently we heard from a very thoughtful gentleman, Mr John Ellis in South Wales, who sent us a tankard he had in his possession. This had been awarded, by the Club, in 1928 to T.J. Harrison and G. Hiatt as the winners of (presumably) a men's pairs competition.

The two gentlemen in question were the Club Captains in 1922 and 1923 respectively - and Mr Harrison won the Brewery Cup in 1921... It is amazing to receive such a historic object connecting us with our past so soon after our Centenary Year.

Mr Ellis could not recall precisely where he had acquired the tankard, but the thought we might be interested in it. 
How right he was! It is a very impressive object in amazing condition... and it is now firmly in pride of place behind the Club bar... 

We are very grateful to Mr Ellis for taking the trouble to contact us and send us the tankard.

Pictures below.

Historic Honours Boards

Many bowlers have taken part in the life of the club in the last 100 years. Click below to see pictures of former honours boards.

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