Ever popular, the game of bowls is seen here being played in:


Seabank Road, date unknown, note the gasometer in the background.

bowls 3The East Parade, date unknown, but note the swimming baths – so post 1930.

bowls 2 ed

The Botanical Gardens, date unknown.

bowls 4RHYL NEW  BOWLING GREENS CICA 1900The East Parade again, date unknown – but showing the Pavilion, so after 1908.  Note the tennis courts in the background.

Bowls ed RHYL BOWLING GREEN & TENNIS COURT RARE IMAGE LARGEHere is a similar view, but this one shows the tennis courts more clearly.

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This footage is from over thirty years ago, British Open Pairs Quarter Finals filmed in Rhyl in 1982:



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2 responses to “Bowls…

  1. Stuart Lewis

    My first game of Bowls was at Sea Bank in 1958 when I was at school
    And 5 years ago I took up the game in Prestatyn and I have played at Sea Bank in matches since

  2. Apologies for having to spoil the enjoyment of photographs by using a watermark. A link to this site can be easily shared on facebook, by using the facebook symbol at the bottom of each post, which means that we share but there is also a link back to this site and the work that goes on here. Unfortunately some people are choosing to just take the photographs.

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