Message from Woburn Sands Bowls Club Centenary Committee

Your Centenary committee have been working hard to make next year a very memorable year for us all.

The opening game of the season will be a Centenary game on 9th April 2022 with the planting of our Centenary tree. All members will be presented with a commemorative Centenary badge.

We have invited Bowls England and a Bucks County team to play against us  ( dates to be confirmed).

A Presidents Centenary Day is being organised playing against a variety of local clubs.

There will be a friendly social game inviting local officials, sponsors, business people and celebrities. We are hoping the Woburn Sands Band will attend and of course the usual buffet. Provisional  date 10th June.

Gala week – starts  6th August- American Tournament, Spoon Drive, 4,3,2,1,, culminating in a Fun day and BBQ  on 13th August

A Centenary drawn mixed fours competition will take place. Again dates will be confirmed and you will be able to sign up if you can make the date

We are organising a Centenary Two Wood Triples league to take place on a Friday evening or Sunday morning.

All our opposite numbers in friendly games will be given  a commemorative small gift and all our opponents a commemorative glass plaque.

Our season will culminate in a Presentation Evening Dinner Dance at the Holiday Inn on Thursday 10th November. Details and tickets later.

There will be a variety of Centenary clothing available.

Woburn Sands Bowls Club.  Circa 1935

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I Burley, Normon, Partridge, Wakefield, Hunk,Wagstaff, Hooper, Hawkins, Neville

J McMurtrie, Jackson, Wooding, Deacon, Mould, Whitbread, Barker, Brester, Grace, Dunkley

Collins, Sykes, Purser, Holmes, Bathhurst, Day, Toogood, Austin

 

CLUB HISTORY

    Established in 1922 the club moved to Aspley Guise in 2015 from the back of the High Street in Woburn Sands.  The old club in Woburn Sands originally had 4 rinks and was a male only club. In those days Woburn Sands had 2 greens the other being at The Swan on the site of the pub car park.

    

    The club operated as a section of the Social Club with a small club house next to the green but refreshment taken in the Social Club bar. For many years there was also an indoor rink in the old wooden Social Club building (now demolished). In the 1950s the green was extended to the 6 rinks.

 

    In 1958 a ladies section was formed. This existed as a separate section with the ladies only allowed to use the green in the afternoon until the mid 70s.The club became a fully integrated mixed club in 1999.

    

    Also in 1958 a brick pavilion was built giving the club a small function room and bar but no kitchen with after match refreshments having to be brought in on trays. The biggest change to the facilities came in 2001 when a substantial donation from the landlord, Mr Philip Menday, helped to obtain a lottery grant. This enabled the pavilion to be extended to include a larger club room, changing rooms, kitchen, toilets and bar. At the same time the banks to the green were improved and a sprinkler system installed.