Bowls

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Hillside Bowls Club

Irene Wilkinson – Probably on North Street next door to my Grandma Brocklesby’s house and it was called Caistor Hillside Bowling Club . We lived two doors up and were not allowed to play in there or even to walk on the hallowed ground . However, we did make dens in the hedges at the edges.

Carol Barnes – Mr. Christmas Catermole lived in Woodbine Cottage behind the bowling club, the pantry window overlooked the bowling green and Granny had to pay 6d a year for the privilage of looking out! She would have had a job it was on steps down and you wouldn’t have seen much.

Back row second right is George Rhodes lived on Brigg Road. Next to Ted Whitfield is Charlie Clark. He had the sweet shop before Eddie Dixon. Ted Whitfield lived in the house next to the Central Methodiist chapel Chapel Street. Think the man third from left on back row is Mr. Briggs (of the shop in the Market Place) Paul Hannaths Grandad. Charlie Clark back row second from left lived on the High Street where Miss Hazzlewood and Linda Bird have lived. Charlie Pegg lived on Paradise Row.

Mary Wilkinson – back row at the end next to George Rhodes is his brother-in-law Ben Spinks both of them my Great Uncles.

Paul Dent – My Dad Cyril played for Caistor Hillside in the 60s sadly he passed away in 2003.

Irene Wilkinson – Walter Wilkinson senior was my grandad ( mum’s side ) Walter Wilkinson junior is my uncle . They were all good bowlers as was my mum Florrie Brocklesby and my auntie Gill Wilkinson . Mum was the only lady player in fifties but was very well thought of by men bowlers . She won lots of trophies with my grandad .

Alan Brown – Bottom Right, surely Arthur Clark or dead ringer at that age ?

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…. A letter be written to Mr. Wilson requesting him to refrain from using the Green from drying clothes or allowing his chickens to run there in.
Public Hall Trustees Minutes

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1919 7th January “ ….. the Revd. T. G. Dixon had now made over formally to the Trustees the Bowling Green and that they could take over same when they wished. …… write to Mr. Dixon to …. inform him the Trustees would give every attention to his wishes in the management of same, viz. To give every opportunity to the people of the town at a nominal charge to have the use of the Green, except for games or any useage that would cause damage to the green or trees etc, …… to invite Mr. Dixon on the occasion of a formal opening…… “Public Hall Trustees Minutes