SOUTHWICK
BOWLING CLUB
(Founded 1910)
    Recreation Ground,  Croft Avenue,
                             Southwick,   BN42 4TE
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1910 The Beginning

 

It all began on February 18th 1910 with a  meeting called by John (Jack) Benn and held at Southwick Town Hall.  The  meeting was also attended by Frederick Faulkner Flinn, Richard Nugent, George Gillam, Herbert and Arthur Tebbs, George Richardson (publican of the Schooner Inn), Joseph Potts, Frederick Yolland, William Gooding, Alfred Catt and Messrs Stacy and Frances. All were Southwick residents and businessmen and Messrs Flinn, Gillam and Catt were also Southwick Urban District councillors.

It was agreed that a bowling club (men only!) should be formed and subsequently an agreement was reached with the Rock Brewery of St James’s Street Brighton (which owned suitable land adjoining the Cricketers Inn, at Southwick Green). The brewery would provide a bowling green (at a cost of not less than £50) and the bowling club would  maintain the green and pay a rent of £10 per year for a period of 7 years with an option to extend to 14 years.

 

1932

Moved to the Recreation Ground on 4 rinks provided by Adur District Council on land inherited from American millionaire, Mr Walter Winans.  

 

1945

Green enlarged to 6 rinks.

 

1960

Club celebrated its Golden Jubilee with match against the English Bowling Association.

 

1969

Southwick Ladies Bowling Club formed.

 

1999

New pavilion opened funded partly by grants from the National Lottery.   

 

2005

Amalgamation of Ladies and Men's clubs under Southwick Bowling Club.

 

2010

Centenary of Southwick Bowling Club.