Club Centenary

Narratives By Eddie Hawkins, Press Officer, Braintree Bowling Club

100 Anniversary Clipart

1919 - 2019

It's Our Centenary Year

See Below How We Have Been Celebrating Our Centenary Year!

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April

Centenary Day - Roll Up

Tuesday 30th April marked the actual celebrations of Braintree Bowling Club’s Centenary Day.  Past, present and new members, numbering over 100, gathered at the club for an afternoon of competitive club member bowls.

 

Centenary Roll Up Players

Photo By Eddie Hawkins

Back Row (Left to Right): Tom Rackley, Barry Jowett, Jan Kodz, Chris Long, Dave Hart, Steve Wilkinson, Ian Norgett, Henry Edwards.  Middle Row (Left to Right): Tony Skingley, Nick Brown, Ian Rubens, Dave Barker, Tony Heales, Rob Doleman, Ernie Sutton, Andy Beatty, Richard Dodd, Eddie Hawkins.  Front Row (Left to Right): Pauline Green, Silvia Spratling, Donna Fennelly, Pat Hart, Olive Hawkins, Gill Costin, Sandra Mayne, Loraine Wilkinson.

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Centenary Day - Wine and Cheese Evening

The daytime roll up was followed by a wine and cheese evening, enjoyed by members and visitors. 

01a Centenary Day    01b Centenary Day

     
02a Centenary Day    02b Centenary Day   
     
 02c Centenary Day   03a Centenary Day 
     
 03b Centenary Day   04b Centenary Day 
     
04a Centenary Day
     
     

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Centenary Day - Hoisting The Flag

During the Wine and Cheese evening, three life members - Anne Beale, Una Gill and Malcolm Stark, unfurled and hoisted the newly purchased Centenary flag. 

Centenary Flag

Photo By Eddie Hawkins

Unfurling the New Club Centenary Flag on Centenary Day, 30th April

From Left to Right - Anne Beale, Una Gill And Malcolm Stark (Life Members of the Club)

This event marks another historical legacy which will be handed down from present members to future participants of bowls at the Club.

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The Club will now be focussing on some very prestigious games throughout the season, with a visiting Bowls England team booked to play in June.  There will also be several County Teams and Executives also visiting the club during the season, to celebrate this momentous year.

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