Llanidloes Bowling Club
Llangurig Road, Llanidloes, Powys, SY18 6EX
A HISTORY OF THE LLANIDLOES BOWLING CLUB
( Notable Dates )
The story of the Llanidloes Bowling Club began in the spring of 1912 when the "Llanidloes Town Improvement Association" gave, to the town, a recreation area. This area had already been donated to the Improvement Association in the year 1896 by an unknown benefactor. The only Clause being that it was to be self-supporting. A Recreation Society was then formed in the best interests of the area.
The first use of the new ground was made by the croquet club who opened their lawn on Wednesday 12th June 1912 which was quickly followed by the Tennis Club which had already formed a Committee on the 28th May 1912.
Members being L. Jones Williams, W. E. Dakin and E. Rogers. The Construction of a Block Golf Course was also being laid.
On October 15th 1912, at a meeting of the Recreation Society where the laying of a Bowling Green was discussed and agreed. The work was intrusted to Mr J. Jones-Meredith on the specifications of Dicksons of Chester.
During the Winter and Spring of 1912-1913 a Bowling Green was laid down and a Bowling Tournament was held on Monday 11th August 1913. We wonder who won Perhaps, one day, we'll find out. On May 13th 1914 a Bowls Committee was formed in the Town Hall restaurant to control the Green for matches and competitions. The officers for the year were:-
Captain - C. E. Pryce
"In 1916 the final competition for the championship of the Mid Wales Bowling Association was witnessed on Newtown Bowling Green on Thursday afternoon. There were 112 bowlers from several clubs. A few players withdrew but a new club, Llanidloes, came in to fill the breach, and one of their representatives A. J. Roberts reached the final round."
"The llanidloes Fire Brigade was formed on October 4th 1920"
No records have been found ( as yet ) from 1914 to 1936
The minute books are complete from between 1936 to present day
At the AGM on 5th October 1937,
concern was expressed as to the condition of the green. A suggestion
that one of the members Mr James Borough surveyor, fix a date to inspect
At the AGM of March 23rd 1938 Lady Members were accepted for the first time.
R.G.Mills was elected Vice President on March 15th 1944.
As a result of a meeting with the town Council in respect of financial assistance to relaying the green, the club was to have free tenancy of the green for a period of 10 years. The sand, ordered from T. H. Harries of Swansea, arrived on Wednesday 1st November 1944. One problem arose in where to get the 30 ton of ash from. A suggestion that a Mr Bebb work 3 days a week riddling ashes at the Spring Mill was accepted.
life for the flannel mills
"We would like to thank Mr Terrence Jones for all his hard work in researching this information. Without his efforts none of this would have been possible."
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