Our Centenary Year – 2012

Centenary 2012

Club Memorabilia for sale

Club badge/coaster, Centenary badge/coaster, club tie, blazer badge.

The Illustrated History of Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club 1912-2012 is available from the club, price £10, paperback 230 pages.

Contact Secretary for more information

Centenary Newsletter

Hawthorne BC
Also celebrating their centenary year in 2012 was Hawthorne Bowling Club in Adelaide, Australia

Centenary flag presentation by Yvonne Norton

copyright Marina Gallery Photographers

At the start of the 2012 season the club was presented with a new flag to celebrate its centenary year. The flag was presented by ladies Captain Yvonne Norton, grand-daughter of Tom Norton, founder in 1912 (see history section). Special events were held throughout the season, including a 24 hour sponsored bowl under floodlights which raised £3,423 for local charity

Anniversary of Opening game 1912

Club members taking part in a game to mark the anniversary of the opening game played on the bottom green in May 1912

Centenary Events 2012
20 April Opening evening of centenary season Presentation of the new club flag
6 May We welcome the WWBA President’s Team for a 6-rink matchagainst the ladies
9 May Visit from Bowls Dorset Ladies on the 100th anniversary of completion of the first green
17 May We welcome the WBA President’s Team for a 6-rink matchagainst the men
25 May 100th anniversary of first game at Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club with a President’s Team v Captain’s Team
28 June–1 Sept Exhibition of the club’s history in the Radnorshire Museum
28 July Anniversary of the first Ladies’ Club match played in Llandrindod against Newtown Ladies BC 1933Match against Newtown – 4 rink mixed friendly
4–10 August Llandrindod Wells Centenary Tournament Week
24–25 August 24-hour sponsored bowl for charity
6 October Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club Centenary Dinner

The Running Bowl

The Running Bowl : A Century of Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club.

Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club celebrates its centenary in 2012. This excellent book records the club’s history from the laying of the first green in 1912 to the hosting of one of the biggest bowling tournaments in the British Isles, international cahmpionships and the Third Atlantic Rim games.

It is a tale of development and expansion, expertise in green keeping, of national and international honours, as well as one of humour and enjoyment.

It also tells a story of wider Llandrindod Wells, revealing the importance of bowls to the town’s economy from the early twentieth century to the present day.

Packed with many photographs from the early days up to the current times

An Illustrated History of Llandrindod Wells Bowling Club 1912-2012 is available from the club, price £10, paperback 230 pages.

This excellent book is available from our clubhouse priced at just £10 or contact our secretary.

Click the button below to see photographs from our Centenaty year.