Calling Centennial Club Members


A 100-year-old bowling club is calling for new members as membership has dropped to just 18 players.

By 1922, the Royal Tunbridge Wells Bowls club had so many members that some moved to different ground and formed a club as the Tunbridge Wells Bowls Club, Times member Stephen Broome said.

The remaining group of players made the decision to remain at St John’s Recreation Ground, changing its name to Culverden Bowls Club.

However, now, said Stephen, “The club is celebrating its centenary this year and we need more members to join our small, friendly and welcoming club.

“Throughout the 20th century the club had a good number of members but, like many boules clubs, there was a gradual decline in membership over that century, with only 18 players still playing” , did he declare. Time.

“Some people are competitive, while others just like to be there. There are internal competitions, friendlies and league games.

Members have also been busy delving into the club’s history, unearthing the first newspaper article to mention it, along with minutes dating back to 1923 and numerous photos.

Club training sessions are Mondays at 6pm, St John’s Rec. Ground. Friendly matches are played on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. New members are welcome to participate in events.


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