Club Bowled Over by Number of Visitors Who Wanted to Give Bowls a Try

Henley Bowling Club saw a steady stream of visitors on Sunday at their open day at the Pavilion at Mill Meadows.

Three generations of one family were enjoying giving bowls a try in the sunshine. Susan and Shaun Anderson, Susan’s brother Richard Lawrance, his daughter Jemima aged 12 were joining Susan and Richard’s Dad, Keith Lawrance who is a member of the club.  Susan said, “We play ten pin bowling but this has quite different skills and tactics.  You need to slow down the pace of the ball throw, keeping your arms straight like a pendulum.  We might join the club as it is very relaxing and a nice family thing to do altogether.  It’s great for Dad who is 82 to keep fit and enjoy the social side of the club too.”

Nigel Bridges from the Bowling Club said, “Several people showed a very keen interest in the game and we hope they will follow through that interest and join our club. With a cake and, bric -a- brac stalls and a variety of refreshments served all day, it was deemed a highly productive day for the club and for the reputation of lawn bowls in general. We’re looking forward to celebrating our 9oth year on Saturday 16 June from 1pm with everyone dressing up in the 1928 period, the year the club opened. Mayor Glen Lambert and family plus hopefully his committee will also be joining us along with the park gardeners so it should be a fun day. The public are invited to come along and watch.”