Brief History of our club... 1949… The original Pavilion (see photograph above) was erected by Needle Industries for the workers. They practiced during their dinner break, but the first available minutes are from 1957. The Chairman proposed the Subs be increased from ten shillings to twelve & sixpence, this was not passed! 1962… Ties were just eleven & sixpence each and during the sixties the Players traveled to away matches by coach. 1972 …The start of car travel and the cost for Saturday away games was thirty five pence. 1979… The President v Captain’s match took place, a tradition the Club still holds today. 1982… The possibility of a watering system for the Green was discussed and a limit of one hundred and fifty pounds was approved. 1983… The lvens Cup was first entered. 1993… Studley Parish Council agreed to allow the Bowls Section full responsibility for maintaining the Green. 1997… Three Ladies were invited for the first time, to the August Committee Meeting, to give their input into Fund raising. 2001… A new Century and the Ladies were affiliated to the Club. 2003… A temporary classroom was acquired from Tudor Grange school, Solihull. This was destined to be the new clubhouse. Members took it apart, modified it and stored it while planning permission was progressed and approved. 2005… Just before the season began, March to April, the new Pavilion was erected. (also see photograph below and click here for videos of how the clubhouse was built) At this point, we say a very big "thank you" to all who made it possible. With this facility and the outstanding "Green" we are able to host many matches from Club to County. 2007… A new toilet block was added to the club house. Again this was funded and put in place by the members. 2008… We were able to purchase the Lease for the Green and surrounding area. 2009… We celebrated our 60th anniversary with a special club day for all members. After the season closed a separate storage room was added for the bowls equipment and green maintenance machinery. The extra space gained will help improve the club room and bar area. (Thanks to Margaret & Derek for most of the words, taken from the 60th Anniversary booklet they prepared) 2010… Improvements made include:- -New chairs bought and in place in June together with a window blind for the kitchen. -Outside storage area completed for all bowling and green maintenance equipment. -Bar area re-done and now includes sink, glass-washer, and refrigerators. -Paved area on all four sides of the green had the old joints removed and re-mortared. -Three wooden benches added to green side area with donation plaques attached. -Two flag poles in place with actions to have a club flag made in 2011. -Six flower tubs planted and now in place. -Club website up and running. 2011… Changes made this year include:- -Commercial dishwasher installed. -Honors boards, old and new displayed in clubhouse. -New Entaco club flag designed and bought. -Mobile phone available for members. -New rink mats bought. -Two bowls pushers donated. -Tables changed to give more space. -Outdoor Clock donated. -Pathway to club concreted 2012... Improvements included:- -Outer path improved -Six new pushers bought of which three were paid for by a member donation. -Six new scoreboards purchased, all monies donated by a member. -Additional bench added in memory of Lynne Andrews, wife of Royston. -New oven bought and installed -Ladies 2 wood trophy donated by Margaret & Derrick Pratt 2013...So far this year we have:- -Old chain link fence removed and shallow ditch filled and turfed. -Kitchen flooring relaid with non slip vinyl. -Garden equipment to maintain surrounding areas bought. Includes mower, strimmer and hedge cutter. -Two corner steps from bank to green added. -Field gate removed and sold on ebay' -New shed bought, erected and painted by members. We hope you have enjoyed this brief resume of our Club and we shall look forward to seeing many friendly faces visiting us in the future.
New Club House
Affiliated to Bowls England, W.C.B.A., S.W.B.A., W.W.B.A. & S.W.L.B.A.