Welcome to New Farnley Bowling Club

History

The Bowling Club was first established in 1908 and has been going ever
since.  There have been times when it nearly finished, but there always seemed to be one
determined person who dug in to keep it going.

In the mid 1980’s, there were no New Farnley Teams in any leagues and Lawrie
Milner decided to do something about it.  He asked around and found enough
people to start a team in the Half Holiday League and from there the club found
its feet again and has gone from strength to strength.

The Bowling Club today

We now run two teams on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and a
ladies’ team meets on a Thursday. Our members range from juniors aged 11 up to
people well into their 80’s. We also have two young men in their teens
representing both the city and county, which is a great honour for them and for
the club. This year we have topped two leagues, come runners up in another two
and won a league cup. Not bad for a team whose players live mainly in New
Farnley.

On each May bank holiday, we hold ‘a bowling into squares day’, which is
open to anybody wanting to have a go.  A barbeque is also available as part of the day. This year we
had ‘a bowling into diamonds’ event for the Queen’s Jubilee, which was a full
house and attended by a range of people, from babies in push chairs to our more elderly residents.
We estimate we had about 60 people bowling and altogether over a 100 people were there.

We also provide the refreshments for the band in the park programme –

held twice a year in New Farnley Park - where we have become quite well known 

for our buns and cream teas.









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