BOSCOMBE CLIFF BOWLING CLUB

 APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
Name ……………………………….                                    Age ……..
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I wish to apply for membership of Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club and enclose the appropriate fee 

FULL MEMBER                                                                           £20

JUNIOR                                                                                              £5

ASSOCIATE (Non Playing)                                                         £10

I note that membership does not include green fees which are currently £5 per hour (£6 for two hours) but a season ticket which costs an additional £130 does include green fees

Season Ticket                                                                                  £130

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Stewarding The club needs stewards to manage the site, sessions are morning (9.30-1.30) afternoon (1.30-5.30) and evenings  (5.30 – close). (Full training will be given)                         Are you able to do a minimum of 4 stewarding sessions during the season?   YES/NO

If NO, please give reason………………………………………………………………………….

Team Selection New members must understand that the club committee cannot guarantee that they will be selected for any team or in any preferred position.

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Please return form and subscription payment  to:
Ray Blackwell Hon Secretary, 47 Burnham Drive, Bournemouth, 01202 525426
rjblackwell@gmail.com
Official use only Subscription received ……………. Letter/e-mail sent ………….. Application approved ……………. Letter/e-mail sent …………..
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Boscombe Cliff Bowling Club

Boscombe Cliff Gardens were opened in 1900 and by 1904, some of the garden element had already vanished having been replaced by the first lawn bowls green to bear the name of Boscombe Cliff Bowls Club..

In 1910, the gardens covered a 6-acre site, which in addition to the bowls green encompassed a croquet lawn, and two grassed tennis courts as reported by “Mate and Riddle”.  The bowling club was obviously a great success story, for in 1922 permission was given to use the croquet lawn as a second bowling green in 1923.  Why then did bowls cease at this site?

A glance at the Bournemouth Daily Echo on 28th November 1924 tells the story.  “On the night of 26th/27th November a slice of the cliff, some 7ft in depth, had disappeared during a great storm which brought the bowling green to the very edge.  From Boscombe eastward the scour, due to the wash of waves, was phenomenal.  At places, the clay beneath the sand was exposed to a depth of several feet, the force of the waves at the foot of the cliffs causing a crumbling of the surface in parts.  This part of the cliff had already suffered whenever a storm occurred and erosion has been ongoing for several years.

With part of the green disappearing, play continued on the three rinks parallel to the sea whilst a new green was being constructed. The plot of land which was selected is where it is today on the opposite of the road and further along cliff at Woodlands Avenue.

Nowadays the maintenance of the greens and surrounds have been handed over to the club who are fully responsible for keeping them in superb condition.  Unfortunately the flower gardens have been neglected in recent years but hopefully with our band of willing members will continue the improvements made in 2015 in the years to come. In line with other clubs in all sports a ladies section was formed and has expanded in numbers to be able to enter two teams in the Bournemouth leagues. The first team has done exceptionaly well progress up the table to Division B.