Free Bowling

The local bowls club are celebrating the opening of the 2011 bowling season at the end of April with a series of free bowling events:


The bowls club in 1922.

Woolwich and Plumstead B.C. are holding a series of free sessions to attract new members to the club and build awareness in the sport of Lawn Bowls.

These sessions will be held at the club on Foxcroft Road SE18 3DB on

Saturday 30th April 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday 1st May 10.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 4th May 6.00pm – 8.00pm
Saturday 7th May 10.30am – 12.30pm
Sunday 8th May 10.30am – 12.30pm
Wednesday 11th May 6.00pm – 8.00pm

(Under 16s to be supervised by an adult please)

Bring Family, Friends and a pair of soft-soled shoes.

Bowls will be available for you to use and there will be Members on hand to show you the basics and to answer any of your questions about the game or the club.

Refreshments will be available.

I often used to wonder why the sign over the gate used to describe the place as a bowls and tennis club … well, there were tennis courts squeezed in there at one point, and it even had fruit trees at one point. It’s interesting that the bowling green survived the reduction in size of the club; perhaps the tennis players moved over to where the current lawn tennis club is on Eaglesfield road?







As can be seen, I’ve been given some nice old plans of the club grounds, in fact I’m currently going through an archive of old photos, and bit by bit uploading them to