THE LAST DAY OF BOWLS 2018 WILL BE 30TH SEPTEMBER From that date the green will start having it’s winter treatment including moss killer and play will therefore have to end. We will open at 1.30pm to host a Friends of Greville Smyth (FroGS) consultation about swings in the park. Our last day will start at this earlier time.
With Band, Buffet and Bowls this was a lovely occasion. The Ravens Marching Band played some stirring music. We had some members of our predecessor club join us in the whites and they were given a challenging game from the Visually Impaired Bowlers. The Deputy Lord Mayor said a few words and cut the cake. Those of us who watched were mightily entertained whilst we supped. [envira-gallery id="811"]
To mark the 110th anniversary of a club on our green we are holding a celebration. All are welcome - non members, members, or a member of another club who has played at our lovely green in times gone by. Please join us. There will be music from the Marching Community Scout Band, The Ravens, who will be playing some old time favourites. There will also be refreshments on sale in the form of sandwiches, cream teas, sponge cakes, and soft and alcoholic drinks from our licensed bar. And, as always, there will be the opportunity for everyone to play bowls! Given that we will be celebrating an event which originated in the Edwardian era, you might like to come in Edwardian attire.
I hope you can make it to our 1st ever Rock'n'Bowl event on Monday 7th May from 2pm. Please feel free to invite along friends and family, both young and old. If you are likely to come can you please let us know so we can have a rough idea of numbers to ensure there is enough food and liquid refreshments. Many thanks Matt Social Secretary, GSCBC PS. Can someone please bring the sun with them
For the 2nd film at your Community Club given the season, what better time to show Frank Capra’s Xmas classic ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ on Saturday 23rd December at 2pm (doors open 1.30pm). I know most of you will be familiar with the story of George Bailey (played in a heart breaking performance by James Stewart), a man in deep despair who is shown an alternate reality of how his family and friends would have been affected if he had never been born. However, given it was released in 1946, how many of you would have been around and had the chance to see it on the big screen - apart from maybe some of the committee members!? So please, come along and share one of the all-time great films with…
As Christmas rushes up we can still go to the bowls club for Sunday short mat, ping and a swifter with friends and fellow members. The new calendar for the season is being planned and ideas are fast forming for a new film club - details to be announced shortly but with a bowling film on 30th November to wet our appetite followed by a Christmas special. Short mat Sundays 3 - 6pm Table tennis Mondays, Wednesdays and occasionally Fridays 6 - 8.30pm Other events and activities will be announced in due course
If you're a member please don't forget to come along and help shape the club for next year. Lots of ideas buzzing around for next year but this needs YOU and others to make them happen. NO OUTDOOR BOWLS now but we have the short mat so we may have a game after the meeting. News about winter activities and opening times will be posted.
Our green will start having it's winter maintenance on 2nd October. Our last day of outdoor bowls will be 1st October until next April. Let's hope for some fine weather. But we now have a short mat in the pavilion for those occasions when play is not possible outside or over the winter. Come and try your hand at short mat bowls - it's different.