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   
     
 05a Centenary Day 03b Centenary Day  03a Centenary Day 
     
 02c Centenary Day 05b Centenary Day  04b Centenary Day 
     
04a Centenary Day
     
 05c Centenary Day 06a Centenary Day  06b Centenary Day 
     
 06c Centenary Day 07a Centenary Day  07b Centenary Day 
     
 07c Centenary Day 08a Centenary Day  
     
  09a Centenary Day 08b Centenary Day 
     
 09b Centenary Day 10a Centenary Day  
     
12b Centenary Day 10b Centenary Day
     
12a Centenary Day   12c Centenary Day  11a Centenary Day
     
 11b Centenary Day 11c Centenary Day  
     

Photos by Steve Wilkinson

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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.

13a Centenary Day  13b Centenary Day
     
   14a Centenary Day
     
 13c Centenary Day   14c Centenary Day
     
   14b Centenary Day
     
15a Centenary Day 15b Centenary Day  
     
 18c Centenary Day 18a Centenary Day   
     
 18b Centenary Day  15c Centenary Day  
     

 Photos by Steve Wilkinson 

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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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