An early photograph of a bowls match
A roll-up as played today
The Fittleworth bowling green began life as a rubbish pit. A lease was acquired by Sir Ivor Maxse and Mr. L. DuCane from the Duke of Norfolk for the pit in 1924 and a supplementary fund set up to keep the rifle and bowling clubs running. Since then the bowling club has flourished and is an important part as one of the many sports played in the village.
During the summer months, from April to August, weather permitting, we play on our beautiful outdoor green. It is a hidden gem located behind and below the Scout Hall on Lower Street next to the rifle club. We have a club evening on Tuesdays at 6pm when we have our practise sessions (roll-ups). We do not play in outdoor league matches, but have plenty of friendly games both home and away with local clubs. The membership fee is £35, but practise nights (roll-ups) are free, and match fees are £2.50.
We are a friendly club and always keen for new members to join, both male and female, whatever your age including young people. If you are interested, you are invited to come along on a Tuesday evening and have a go, or you can call our secretary, Sheila on 01798 342869 for more information.