Saturday 13th April, Sunday 14th April and Wednesday 17th April
History of the Club
Wrotham Bowls Club became a viable organisation in early 1988. A number of local residents got together and the Club was born. We are chatting to old members and researching through the minutes of AGM meetings. Hopefully more information will be gathered to build up a more comprehensive picture of the club.
History of the Green
Hugh Hornby, author of ‘Bowled Over: The bowling greens of Britain’ has provided a summary of the oldest bowling greens in Britain which ranks Wrotham Bowls green as the 10th oldest dating back to 1759. Click here to read his report.
Hugh’s book was published by Historic England in 2015.
There are also two reports that an archaeologist and historian prepared for our bowls club showing that there may be archaeological remains from the original Archbishops' Palace (situated adjacent to our green) .
June 2019 - we have an article that has been taken from the Kent Archaeological Society, Spring 2019 magazine. Our grateful thanks go to them for their permission to reproduce the piece on our website. Thanks also to their President, Gerald Cramp, who researched and wrote the article, and to Richard Taylor and John Townsend for undertaking the magnetometry and resistivity surveys." Click here to read this article.
We would like to hear from anyone who has information on the use of the club grounds before 1986.
Contact can be made via the ‘E-Mail the club’ button on this page