Windsor 100 Classic Men’s Fours 2021

The annual Windsor 100 Classic Men’s Fours Carnival was held on weekend of 17th and 18th April 2021 with the event a prelude to Windsor Bowls Club’s Centenary Year celebrations. A full complement of 28 team travelled from all parts of South East Queensland and interstate to participate in one of the most popular bowls…

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Centenary Celebrations

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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Fashions on the Green

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

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 Section

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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Fields of Greens

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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Beating the Elements

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

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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