All Photos and Honours can be seen in 'The History Album' (beneath the Trophy Cabinet in The Pavilion) - The Album was donated by Lew Collier
Photos and Information kindly donated by: Maria Forbes - Local Historian ; Colin Westlake , John Blewitt, Mike Adams, Jonathon Feltham
During 1921 a few enthusiasts were privileged to play on the
lawn of Hampden (the home of Mr Moore).
At the end of the season they decided to form a club in the village.
The rest as they say 'is history'.
The green was opened the following year on 24th May 1922
The site of the former Railway Inn is adjacent to the Woodborough Inn (now the car park) and the buildings followed the line of what is now Woodborough Drive
NOTES EXTRACTED FROM FIRST MINUTE BOOK
These are the first minutes recorded for Winscombe Bowling Club:
Bert Fisher laid the first green with turf from Crook Peak
He was the gradfather of Mike Nash 2011 Club Captain
This picture is of the first game played on the new green in 1949.
This was after it was relaid following an infestation of 'leatherjackets'. Mrs Bob Cooper sent down the first wood.
Her husband (in blazer) , was club captain. Mr R S Brewer was the president.
The opening of the new extension by Mr E.M Trevor President of the English Bowling Association
The First County Match played at Winscombe in 1929 Somerset vs Gloucestershire.
The Somerset side included four Winscombe members: J.K.Dunster, H.R.House,R.Weeks, H.Moore
A Full List of The Club's Honours are listed on a separate page - HERE
Five Winscombe members have held the position of County President
G.E.Attwood 1965, R.F.J.Tripp 1985, C.S.Westlake 1994, J.C.Bearman 1996, J.A.Lukins 2003
Only three other clubs in the county can match this achievement- Victoria,Bath, Clevedon,
(extracted from Honours Boards by John Blewitt)
Photos of the new bank for the green 1965-66
SOMERSET BOWLS ASSOCIATION
THE Properly Unified County Inaugural Meeting 14th November 2009 at Street BC
The Weston and District Over 60's cup winners 2010 - Winscombe Bowling Club
L to R: Andy Kiprianidies,Wilf ainsworth,Tom Ellis,Mike Hunt,Mal Hunter,Mike Adams ,Lew Collier, John Sprouting
Ken Whatling,Les Baldwin,Gerald Lloyd,Tony Watts,Tony Dudley,Graham Neville,Robin Lowman,Mike Roberts, Gerry Tofte, Mike Nash, Ronnie Wooten
Winscombe went on to win the Weston & District Over 60's league in 2014 and 2015 (see pictures below)
The Winning Captain Tony Dudley
Winscombe continued a 5 year winning streak 2010 -2014
For History of the Parrot Shield Winners - Click Here
Before delivering the first wood Club President John Baker wished everyone who played on it the same enjoyment
as those who had played on the old one for the last 20 years. Another historic day for WBC
2011 - 90th ANNIVERSARY YEAR
Celebrated by a match v Barbarians
2012 - A New Terrace for the club under the new Veranda
Tony Dudley and Andrew Watson get grouting!!
On 24th May 2012 Ladies and Men Teams from Winscombe and Victoria BC Weston super Mare celebrated the 90th Anniversary of the opening of Winscombe green on 24th May 1922
L-R: Tom Ellis, Mike Newing,Mike Fletcher,Peter John,Tony Dudley,Bob Kibble, Geoff Coombe,Dave Peakall,Mike Adams, Paul Fredersdorff, Capt John Sprouting,Rob Lacy, Ken Whatling,Robin Lowman,Lew Collier, Graham Neville,Mike Nash, Brian Paul, Wilf Ainsworth
WINSCOMBE " DO THE LEAGUE AND CUP DOUBLE"
Winners of Weston & District Over 60's Cup and League Champions 2017
Back Row: Paul Fredersdorff, Mike Adams, Dave Johnson, Mike Nash, Ken Whatling ,Peter John, David Peakall
Middle Row: John Sprouting,Reg Birmingham, Robin Lowman,Graham Neville, geogg Coombe, Tom Ellis,Gerald Lloyd, Rob Lacy
Front Row: Bob Kibble,Paul Hopes,Dave Brown,Lew Collier (Capt), Mike Fletcher,Wilf Ainsworth
(Also played in The League and Cup: Bill Andrews,Brian Paul,Tony Dudley,Peter Cast,Roy Fisher,Malcolm Hunter,Roger Knight,Robin Lowis,Mike Newing,Colin Westlake,Bob Weller)
Weston and District Over 60's League Knock Out Cup Final 2018- We win again!
Winscombe won the KO Cup for a third successive year. They 'did the double' last year winning both the league and the Cup.
This year they have had to settle for second place in the league which they secured on the same day as The Cup Final . Clarence failed by just one point to overhaul them in their last match of the season.
The Cup Final match between Isle of Wedmore and Winscombe ended up with a victory for Winscombe by 101 - 75 in somewhat cloudy and at times damp conditions.
Back row: M Adams,T Ellis,R Lacy,M Sprouting,M Nash,D Brown,G Coombe,P John ,M Newing, D Peakall
Front: R Lowman,W Ainsworth,B Paul,P Fredersdorff,L Collier (capt),M Newing,G Lloyd,M Fletcher,K Whatling
All the News from 2018 season as reported to Weston Mercury Here
Finally Winscombe Bowling Club retired their ties and cravats and adopted a Club Shirt for all Competitive Matches from 1st June 2019.
The Ladies played the first match in their new shirts.:
Ladies first match wearing new shirts v Clevedon Prom - 5th June 2019
Back Row: Chrissie Bryant, Sheila Nash, Angela Ainsworth
Front Row: Carol Hopes, Eve Watts, Mavis Adams, Pauline Pow, Maureen Sprouting
and the men:
Winscombe won their first match wearing their new shirts against Norwest! Winscombe won on 3 rinks and drew on the other to take the match by 33 shots.
The Team: back row: Euan Kindred,Peter Cast,Dave Brown,Roy Fisher,Mike Adams,Geoff Coombe,Mike Smart,Nick Hansford,Dave Johnson
front row: Mal Dorrington,Brian paul,Paul Hopes,Mark Trenchard,Graham Neville,Wilf Ainsworth, Martyn Myland