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Thanks to Lee and Lilli Mint for providing all the input for the Club History pages and special thanks to their grandson (James Waterhouse) who created the original videos (with wonderful sound tracks that had to be removed for copyright reasons) that I (David) have subsequently ‘butchered’.
Champions Manor Hall rises from the ashes of the old Elmwood School:
The old Elmwood School was demolished in March 2003 and over the next nine months Champions Manor Hall was built – completion in February 2004.
The digger moves in:
Work started on creating the bowls green in March 2004.
We need it flat:
From April through August 2004 the base was put down, flattened and then sand applied.
Laying the new carpet:
The bowling green carpet is carefully placed in September 2004.
Ready to Go:
Green finished – keeping it in top condition.
First roll-up on the new green – a get together prior to the Club’s first C&D game:
Let the bowling commence – Lee Mint, Ian Hennessey, Roy Brooks, George Gibbon and Tom Russell all identified. Let me know (David) if you recognise anyone else.
Some more names provided by Lee Mint: Lea Davies, Joe Dominguez, Derrick Bolton, Eric Knight, Dave Humphrey, Ken Storey, Mick France, Pat Glassock and Dennis Wheeler
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