CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS – THURSDAY 22 APRIL, 2021 100 Years ago the great Windsor Bowls Club was founded.  Today we celebrated a great milestone in the history of Bowls. Our MC for the day was Alan Brown (Brownie).  He got things going by describing what the special occasion was in front of a large audience.  …

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The formality of the bowls attire on and off the green changed dramatically over a Century and probably lagged behind the general change in fashions of the community. The photos show a few snapshots over time.  It would be interesting to go back and ask some of our founders what they think of today’s fashions.…

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Men’s Bowls – A Century of Achievements 100 years of bowls history encompasses many achievements so you cannot describe them all.  There are a few that stand out however.  Trips Away Murwillumbah Trip 1927 These days it is only a short trip to Murwillumbah from Brisbane but just think of how it was back in…

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The Ladies Club was officially opened on the 28 June 1955. The opening day was attended by bowlers from 45 metropolitan clubs. Foundation members totalled 59. The Ladies first Madam President was Mrs N. W. H. Ward. Celebrations The ladies Club were always big on celebrations. Amongst their many celebrations was when they ‘came of…

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Good greens are essential for a successful Bowls Club.  Today the Windsor greens are rated as some of the best around and are set amongst some beautiful rose gardens. On 25 June 1955 the greens were named after Bob Lane, the first President, and Paul Maggs in recognition of their contribution to the Club and…

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For 100 years Mother Nature has tested the Windsor Bowls Club with dramatic storms and devastating floods.  But we are still standing. Floods 1958 – For the first time greens were closed for long periods due to excessive rains; 30 inches (76cm) falling in first half of the year, 9 inches (23cm) in June, highest…

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IN THE BEGINNING The idea of a Bowling Club was at the instance of Alec Inglis, Hugh Laverty and Bob Lane and a meeting of the citizens of the Windsor district was called to form a Bowling Club. Influential Members Twenty-four people attended the public meeting on 22 April 1921 at the old Windsor Council…

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As the need for additional income continued to increase a decision was made in 1993 to introduce Poker Machines. New Gaming Lounge In the early stages, Windsor staged a wait and see policy and eventually installed six machines.  A Gaming Lounge was created at the eastern end of the lounge bar and Poker Machines are…

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Windsor Bowls Club Winner

Great Fun at Windsor on Australia Day The day started off with our regular bowlers playing their normal Sunday Bowls competition (everyone is welcome, even bare-footers – so ring the Club if you are interested). Everyone won a cash prize and were especially content after they had a delicious burger for lunch. Afternoon bare-footers could…

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The 3rd annual Windsor 100 Classic Men’s Fours Carnival was held on weekend of 5th and 6th May. A full complement of 28 team traveled from all parts of South East Queensland to participate in one of the most popular bowls events (worth $7,000 in prize money) held in Brisbane. For the full story see…

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