Whissonsett Bowls Club celebrate season of success

Members of Whissonsett Bowls Club enjoyed an end of season dinner at Fakenham Racecourse.

They had cause for celebration after winning both the Elmham League and the Mid Norfolk League and reaching the final in both cup competitions. This was an excellent achievement for a small club with 18 members.

The future is looking bright as four of the members are under 20 years old. More members would be very welcome as then the club would be able to field a side in more local leagues and cup competitions and would also boost funds which suffered during 2012 as the club's storage facilities had to be renewed when the ancient sheds at the village hall were demolished.

Bowling begins again in May 2013 with an invitation to bowlers, experienced or complete novices to come along and have a go.

The club was founded in 1952 when the village hall was built on the site of the old Potter's Barn, with money from many fundraising events including gymkhanas, fetes, whist drives, dances, sweepstakes, bingo, sports, darts tournaments, concerts and raffles. The original village bowls greens and quoits pitches were attached to the Bell and Swan public houses in the early years of the last century. The cricket and football teams have gone from the village so congratulations to the bowls club for keeping the name of Whissonsett alive in sporting circles.

Ann English