Bowling Club

Burnham Bowling Club was formed in the early years of the 20th century on land adjacent to George Reed’s Manor House grounds, subsequently the site of John Bodger’s plant nursery. It appears that the pavilion itself was built on part of the Manor gardens.

The Ward Lock Guide to Weston-super-mare from  around 1915 tells us that “many matches are played on the bowling-green adjoining the Manor Gardens, and it also is open to visitors:- 2/6 for the first week, 1/6 the second and 1/- per week afterwards”

Some early photos. The Manor Gardens are behind the club house.


Scans courtesy of Bob & June Thomas.

Can you help us identify any of these people?

Can you help us identify any of these people in this photo from 1954?

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