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Match marks Caldecott Park Bowling Club's centenary

Rugby Editorial 4th Jun, 2014 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

CALDECOTT Park rolled back 100 years as its resident bowling club celebrated its centenary.

Resplendent in early 20th-century attire, members of Caldecott Park Bowling Club took on a makeshift borough council team – captained by Mayor Tony Gillias – to recreate the club’s inaugural match, which was played on the same spot in May 1914. The match was even started by the toss of a 1914 penny.

The Centenary Cup went to the bowling club, but not before Mayoress Janette Owen was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a prize for the highest score in the target bowls competition.

Club president John Joiner presented the Mayor with a commemorative pennant and each council team member with a centenary club badge and inscribed pen.

Coun Gillias said 1914 commemorations usually had a darker side as it was the year World War One started, so it was pleasing on this occasion an enjoyable event was the theme.

The Mayor gets the ball rolling in the match between teams from Caldecott Park Bowling Club and Rugby Borough Council (s)

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