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USEFUL LINKS

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ENGLISH BOWLING FEDERATION & ENGLISH WOMEN’S BOWLING FEDERATION

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SUFFOLK COUNTY WOMEN’S

BOWLING ASSOCIATION

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GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on 25th May 2018, this web-site now includes the Bury & District Bowls League’s GDPR privacy policy on how we use and protect any information that you give us when becoming a registered member.

This policy can be accessed by this GDPR link. We would urge members to read it and advise the League if they have any issues.


BURY AND DISTRICT BOWLS LEAGUE – STATEMENT REGARDING CoVID-19


  The English Bowling Federation on Thursday 18th March “announced the cancellation of all

   County games and Competitions for the 2020 season”.

   In light of this information, on the 18th March the Bury and District Bowls League, with a heavy

   heart, made the decision to cancel all bowling activities indefinitely. This will include all leagues;

   cup competitions, including the Guinness Cup; knockout competitions and other events such as

   Presidents Day. A  full statement from the league has been issued to club secretaries.


   Stay healthy and safe and help others to do the same!


   Best wishes,

   The Committee

   Bury and District Bowls League




HAPPY BIRTHDAY (belated)

We have been reminded that the Bury & District Bowls League

was 90 years old in 2019.

Joan Blower’s shares some of her early memories

My first memory of this League was attending AGM’s at the Westgate Brewery in the late 1950’s when the Secretary was Len Bridgman. After the Meeting the Secretaries of all participating Clubs got together and arranged their fixtures individually. There was no pre-planning and matches were arranged on any day from Monday to Friday.It was some time later that Fixtures were planned by the League Secretary for Thursdays only.

The League was originally formed to raise funds for the West Suffolk Hospital and was known as the Hospital League until the 1970’s? No records are available concerning the early administration other than the information on the trophies.The oldest trophy is The Shield which dates from 1927 and preceded the League which was formed in 1929. Clubs incorporating the League covered a wide area extending as far as Ipswich, Earl Soham and Brandon. In the early days the League was entirely male but by the 1950’s there were a few ladies appearing in League teams and entering the competitions. There were no competitions specifically for ladies until 1980 when the Ladies Singles was introduced. Prior to that a few ladies entered the Singles (now Men’s Singles) and in 1963 Audrey Scott of the Rickinghall Club actually won it. Hence she is the only lady to have her name on this trophy.

The League has expanded somewhat since the 1980’s and a second division was introduced in 1989 followed by a third division in 1995”.

If anyone has any other memories of the early days of the B&DBL

that they wish to share then please let us know

Dates for the Diary: 2020

1st December: B&DBL AGM @ Ixworth