About Us

Situated in a beautiful location, just a mile from Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, Stratford Bowls Club is a well facilitated, active welcoming club.

STARTFORD ON AVON BOWLS CLUB

A BRIEF HISTORY


The club was formed in 1932 and built a green at Southern Lane, Stratford upon Avon.
A ladies section was started and had some 20 members but this became 12 by 1937 and closed at the end of the Second World War.  In 1973 it was finally agreed that ladies could again become members and the club became a “mixed club.”
In 1986 the Club were told by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre that they would have to vacate the site at Southern Lane as they needed to sell the land to raise money to replace the temporary theatre at The Other Place with a permanent building.
To the rescue came Mr Tom Reading who offered the club land at Tiddington Road. The rent was a crate of malt whisky a year.  He also agreed that upon his death the land would be handed over to the Club.
Mr Reading said “it seemed a fair rent to me” and “my view is that if you can give some enjoyment to somebody without beggaring yourself, then that’s the thing to do.”
His generosity saved the club and the official opening of the green and clubhouse was on the 4th August 1989.
The Club and its members continue to enjoy the Green and facilities in Tiddington today.
President :  Linda Linney
Vice President:  Alan Bister
Secretary:  Lynne Innes (01789 262465)
Fixtures Secretary:  Ivor Fennel (01789 262520)
Treasurer:  Alan Bister
Men’s Captain:  Mac Dempster (07581 017457)
Ladies Captain:  Linda Linney (07846 970851)
Men’s Vice Captain:  David Blackmore
Ladies Vice Captain:  Liz Chedgzoy
Match Secretary:  Ivor Fennell
Green Manager:  Derek Wattison
Premises Manager:  Vacant
Bar Manager:  Derek Wattison
Subscription Secretary:  Sandra Rhodes
Elected to Management Committee:  Debbie Bloxham, Sandra Rhodes, Stan Jebb

In grateful memory of our benefactors Tom & Meg Reading