Welcome to Weobley - The Jewel in the Crown of Herefordshire’s Black and White Villages

Weobley & District Bowling Club

 

Play bowls in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, at Hereford Road, Weobley, HR4 8SW

Our aim is to foster and promote the sport of bowls at all levels, providing opportunities for recreation and competition with particular reference to the local communities. Membership is open to all ages and abilities.

 

Facilities

Six-rink green, clubhouse, dining room for 60 people, on-site parking for cars and coach, bar, club nights, social evenings, friendly matches and qualified coaches. 

Membership

Membership application forms are available from the club secretary Mrs Barbara Hinksman telephone number 01981 500248, or emailing colinandbarb@farmersweekly.net or you can contact the Fixture Secretary Ann Griffiths by telephone 01432 268529 or emailing griffithswrekinhouse@tiscali.co.uk   New members and touring sides welcome.

The Club celebrates its 70th year 

Weobley and District Bowling Club celebrates their 70th year by hosting a team of friends of English Bowling.

Six ranks were in action at the green, which was voted the best in the county in 2016.

President Judith Pritchard said "In 1947 the then owner of the Red Lion provided land at the rear of the pub for men returning from the Second World War for their enjoyment. The founding president of the club was Colonel Verdin, the grandfather of the present landowner James Verdin, and the club remained at the Red Lion  until 2001 when the lease expired."

Four years of fund raising brought in more than £110,000, including a grant of £25,000 from the Foundation of Sport and Art to construct the new bowling green on the Garnston Estate in Hereford Road.  During the four years without a green, the club played on various greens around Herefordshire and Mid Wales and they are indebted to those clubs for allowing home and away fixtures.

"Gradually through the hard work of members, we now have, in addition to changing rooms, a dining room which can accommodate 60 players, a bar, veranda and wain house. We also must thank the Friends of English Bowling for helping us celebrate our 70th Anniversary" said Judith.

 



 

 

Future Events

Short Mat Bowling will start on 9th October and every  Monday afternoon 2 to 4pm at Hopelands, Weobley Village Hall. So if you would like to come along and try bowling or keep up your bowling during the winter months, you will be made very welcome.  It is great fun.

 A date for your diary 

The Hereford Male Rail Choir will be returning to entertain us by popular request on Saturday 14th October at Hopelands, 7pm. for 7.30pm. The tickets will be £10.(to include a light buffet supper)  and available from Diane on 01544 318178, Brenda on 01544 318727, Christine on 01544 318742 or any club member.

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