Llanidloes Bowling Club
The club is located on Llangurig
Road to the south of the town. Nearest postcode: SY18 6EX. Click
here for a google map.
Established way back in 1913/14, Llanidloes Bowling
club is situated in the historic town of Llanidloes on the main A470
North to South Wales Trunk road. To the South visitors will find the
72 square miles of stunning landscapes of the Elan Vally. The East follows
the Severn valley to Newtown and Welspool. The West takes you past the
river Wye and onto the sea at Aberystwyth. To the North stands the magnificent
Pymlymon mountain, the source of both the rivers Wye and the Severn.
||The story of the
Llanidloes Bowling Club began in the spring of 1912 when the "Llanidloes
Town Improvement Association" gave, to the town, a recreation
area. This area had already been donated to the Improvement Association
in the year 1896 by an unknown benefactor. The only Clause being
that it was to be self-supporting. A Recreation Society was then
formed in the best interests of the area.
|The first use of
the new ground was made by the croquet club who opened their lawn
on Wednesday 12th June 1912 which was quickly followed by the Tennis
Club which had already formed a Committee on the 28th May 1912.
Members being L. Jones Williams, W. E. Dakin and E. Rogers. The
Construction of a Block Golf Course was also being laid.
On October 15th 1912, at a meeting of the Recreation Society where
the laying of a Bowling Green was discussed and agreed. The work
was intrusted to Mr J. Jones-Meredith on the specifications of Dicksons
of Chester. For more information on the history of the Llanidloes
Bowling Club go to our History Page.
ground is now used by the Croquet club, Tennis courts, Bowling Green
and the cricket club.
Llanidloes Bowling Club host
plenty of in-house competitions
including Singles, Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Trebles and Rinks as well
being affiliated to the Welsh Bowling Association, the Welsh Women's
Bowling Association, the Montgomeryshire Bowling Association and
the Mid Wales Women's Bowling Association.
Most importantly Llanidloes
Bowling Club members welcome all newcomers with open arms and
make them feel at home. Amongst club members there are several
coaches who will happily spend time with new players offering
advice about Bowling and the equipment used.
In 2018 Llanidloes Bowling Club had over 40 male,
over 30 female playing members and around 30 social members. Most will
play in the leagues ( with the exception of the new men and women who
will hopefully progress to this ) and extenal competitions.
Llanidloes Bowls Club has also been proud to
have a few Internationals over the years In 2018 two of our younger
members represented Wales against Scotland, Ireland and England. Perhaps
2019 will bring more honours to the club.