©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
Shanklin Bowling Club….
…has records of its existence starting in 1907, since then it has changed location and survived over a hundred winters. The Club consists of a large outdoor green of 8 Rinks and a clubhouse. The clubhouse has seating for many members and visitors alike as well as a fully licensed bar and functions rooms. In 1925 the local Billiards and Chess Club were destroyed by fire. This coincided with the Bowls club needing to find themselves a new green, a rather unpromising situation despite which the present club premises came into being. The History of the club is littered with innovative, inspired, motivated and dedicated members, starting with those who put their money as well as efforts into getting the club pavilion and green up and running all those years ago, right through to the present day. According to the Shanklin Gazette, Shanklin Bowls Club Opened in 1907 at Lower Hyde Farm and close to the railway line. It was opened on Wednesday the 15th of May by Dr Cowper, the local surgeon: his fascinating speech was recorded by the Isle of Wight County Press. By July in 1907 the game had become more popular and the club Boasted 70 members. Like most bowls clubs on the Island, the green had only 3 rinks, amazingly play continued through a longer season than today, the green remaining open into early November.
The Shanklin Emblem!
As incorporated in our new Centenary lapel badge and our blazer badge, this is the coat of arms and seal of authority of the former Shanklin Urban District Council. It was designed by Mr A.Batchelor, an heraldic expert, in 1927 and is made up of the following elements. The Crosses are from the coat of arms of William Fitz-Ozbern, who appointed at the time of the Norman Conquest. The white rose is taken from the coat of arms of the County of Southampton. The cross crosslets, set on a maroon background, are the arms of Henry Beauchamp, the first Duke of Warwick. He was crowned King of the Isle of Wight, a title given by Henry VI in the year 1444. He was the first and last King as no further kings were appointed. He died age 22 and it is believed he is encrypted along with his father Richard in St. Mary's Church in Warwick.
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The New Green - 1997 Video Clips Whilst rummaging around in his old drawers (no pun intended) John Harden came across a couple of old video camera tapes from 1997 On close inspection it transpired the tapes captured various stages of our green being relayed during September/October 1997 The sound quality was very poor but the overall integrity of the tapes was quite good. The club decided to try and get all the material transferred digitally onto a USB stick. I am pleased to say the transfer was successful and the film has been uploaded via a link from our web site. Just click on the link and hey presto, we are transported back in history. No Millennium room extension, past and present members you may or may not recognise, numerous members seemingly copying the “Shakers” or if you prefer “Line Dancing”. We have edited each tape into smaller segments to ensure you are not overcome with boredom. Each tape is approxamately 5-6 minutes in length and have been organised into a playlist for you to view at your leisure. This is a little bit of the club’s history which will be archived for posterity. Have a look and see how many members you can identify.
Shanklin Bowling Green
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
Shanklin Bowling Club….
…has records of its existence starting in 1907, since then it has changed location and survived over a hundred winters. The Club consists of a large outdoor green of 8 Rinks and a clubhouse. The clubhouse has seating for many members and visitors alike as well as a fully licensed bar and functions rooms. In 1925 the local Bil liards and Chess Club were destroyed by fire. This coincided with the Bowls club needing to find themselves a new green, a rather unpromising situation despite which the present club premises came into being. The History of the club is littered with innovative, inspired, motivated and dedicated members, starting with those who put their money as well as efforts into getting the club pavilion and green up and running all those years ago, right through to the present day. According to the Shanklin Gazette, Shanklin Bowls Club Opened in 1907 at Lower Hyde Farm and close to the railway line. It was opened on Wednesday the 15th of May by Dr Cowper, the local surgeon: his fascinating speech was recorded by the Isle of Wight County Press. By July in 1907 the game had become more popular and the club Boasted 70 members. Like most bowls clubs on the Island, the green had only 3 rinks, amazingly play continued through a longer season than today, the green remaining open into early November.
The Shanklin Emblem!
As incorporated in our new Centenary lapel badge and our blazer badge, this is the coat of arms and seal of authority of the former Shanklin Urban District Council. It was designed by Mr A.Batchelor, an heraldic expert, in 1927 and is made up of the following elements. The Crosses are from the coat of arms of William Fitz- Ozbern, who appointed at the time of the Norman Conquest. The white rose is taken from the coat of arms of the County of Southampton. The cross crosslets, set on a maroon background, are the arms of Henry Beauchamp, the first Duke of Warwick. He was crowned King of the Isle of Wight, a title given by Henry VI in the year 1444. He was the first and last King as no further kings were appointed. He died age 22 and it is believed he is encrypted along with his father Richard in St. Mary's Church in Warwick.
©2016 Shanklin Bowling Club, Shanklin
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The New Green - 1997 Video Clips Whilst rummaging around in his old drawers (no pun intended) John Harden came across a couple of old video camera tapes from 1997 On close inspection it transpired the tapes captured various stages of our green being relayed during September/October 1997 The sound quality was very poor but the overall integrity of the tapes was quite good. The club decided to try and get all the material transferred digitally onto a USB stick. I am pleased to say the transfer was successful and the film has been uploaded via a link from our web site. Just click on the link and hey presto, we are transported back in history. No Millennium room extension, past and present members you may or may not recognise, numerous members seemingly copying the “Shakers” or if you prefer “Line Dancing”. We have edited each tape into smaller segments to ensure you are not overcome with boredom. Each tape is approxamately 5-6 minutes in length and have been organised into a playlist for you to view at your leisure. This is a little bit of the club’s history which will be archived for posterity. Have a look and see how many members you can identify.
Shanklin Bowling Green
Shanklin Bowling Club….
…has records of its existence starting in 1907, since then it has changed location and survived over a hundred winters. The Club consists of a large outdoor green of 8 Rinks and a clubhouse. The clubhouse has seating for many members and visitors alike as well as a fully licensed bar and functions rooms. In 1925 the local Billiards and Chess Club were destroyed by fire. This coincided with the Bowls club needing to find themselves a new green, a rather unpromising situation despite which the present club premises came into being. The History of the club is littered with innovative, inspired, motivated and dedicated members, starting with those who put their money as well as efforts into getting the club pavilion and green up and running all those years ago, right through to the present day. According to the Shanklin Gazette, Shanklin Bowls Club Opened in 1907 at Lower Hyde Farm and close to the railway line. It was opened on Wednesday the 15th of May by Dr Cowper, the local surgeon: his fascinating speech was recorded by the Isle of Wight County Press. By July in 1907 the game had become more popular and the club Boasted 70 members. Like most bowls clubs on the Island, the green had only 3 rinks, amazingly play continued through a longer season than today, the green remaining open into early November.
The Shanklin Emblem!
As incorporated in our new Centenary lapel badge and our blazer badge, this is the coat of arms and seal of authority of the former Shanklin Urban District Council. It was designed by Mr A.Batchelor, an heraldic expert, in 1927 and is made up of the following elements. The Crosses are from the coat of arms of William Fitz- Ozbern, who appointed at the time of the Norman Conquest. The white rose is taken from the coat of arms of the County of Southampton. The cross crosslets, set on a maroon background, are the arms of Henry Beauchamp, the first Duke of Warwick. He was crowned King of the Isle of Wight, a title given by Henry VI in the year 1444. He was the first and last King as no further kings were appointed. He died age 22 and it is believed he is encrypted along with his father Richard in St. Mary's Church in Warwick.
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The New Green - 1997 Video Clips Whilst rummaging around in his old drawers (no pun intended) John Harden came across a couple of old video camera tapes from 1997 On close inspection it transpired the tapes captured various stages of our green being relayed during September/October 1997 The sound quality was very poor but the overall integrity of the tapes was quite good. The club decided to try and get all the material transferred digitally onto a USB stick. I am pleased to say the transfer was successful and the film has been uploaded via a link from our web site. Just click on the link and hey presto, we are transported back in history. No Millennium room extension, past and present members you may or may not recognise, numerous members seemingly copying the “Shakers” or if you prefer “Line Dancing”. We have edited each tape into smaller segments to ensure you are not overcome with boredom. Each tape is approxamately 5-6 minutes in length and have been organised into a playlist for you to view at your leisure. This is a little bit of the club’s history which will be archived for posterity. Have a look and see how many members you can identify.
Shanklin Bowling Green
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