ISLIP BOWLS CLUB

Founded in 1921

Centenary BBQ & Bowls 4th Sept 21

On 4th September Islip Bowls Club was jam packed with Club members and their family and friends plus invited members from nearby clubs – Stanwick, Thrapston, Kettering Athletic, Kettering Ise and Geddington & Newton. It was to celebrate a 100 years of Islip Bowls Club. What an achievement!! Preparations had been going on for weeks before and we were hoping for good weather! We were not disappointed!! With bunting fluttering in the breeze, we started with the Spider game where a superb bottle of whisky was up for grabs, kindly donated by David Gray. We then went on to play our matches with the visiting teams before heading to the BBQ to fill our plates with burgers, hot dogs and salads. After a dessert of gateaux, came the (short) speeches!! Glasses of Prosecco were passed around to celebrate – kindly donated by Rob Wood. All was going well until a tray of (luckily plastic cups)  were poured over one of the visitors – (we won’t mention any names here!!!) But all was taken in good humour! Islip Bowls Club was wished many more years of play! A raffle of more than 40 prizes took place where some people were much luckier than others but the gifts were shared around! Many thanks to all who donated raffle prizes including Hair@Number One, Islip Club and The Rose & Crown. Visitors began to leave and the day ended with the inevitable good humoured washing up and tidying session with all members mucking in! Many thanks to everyone for making our celebration such a success! Here’s to the next 100 years!!

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