WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL SITE FOR
LOCATED AT PIDDINGHOE
SPORTS PARK, PEACEHAVEN, BN10 8RJ.
TEL. 07767 755 797 (Emergency Seasonal use only).
Last update on Monday 15th April 2014 @ 14.05 hrs.
See: Club News
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TO CLEAN UP THE PREMISES AND GREEN AREA
PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SEASON.
PLEASE BE AT THE GREEN AT 09.30 ON THURSDAY 17th APRIL (THIS WEEK!).
Green and Pavilion
of Riley Ruthven
THE OFFICERS FOR SEASON 2014 :-
MIKE GOULD 01273 584011
TED GILES 01273 586217
CAPTAIN GLORIA CLOSE
01273 300581 COMPETITIONS SECRETARY
RICHARD TUGWELL 01273 585770
PHIL ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
LADIES MATCH SECRETARY SUE
WARNER 01273 308451
FUND RAISING MANAGER MIKE GOULD 01273 584011
& EMAIL CONTACT: FRANK LEACH 01273 580240
Our Club was founded in 1981. Our present
36 Ladies and 48 Gentlemen. We would like our membership to be at least
100. So if you ever felt the desire to bowl or just enjoy pleasant
company in a friendly and welcoming environment please come and join us.
We need you.
Contrary to common mis
conception it is not expensive.We are
affiliated to Sussex County Bowls and
through them to England Bowls
, the national body for the
sport. Some 84% of our members are now on email. Which is useful but by no means essential.
Our already superior bowling green,
ably maintained by Peacehaven Town Council Greenkeeper Kevin Bray, has
been enhanced with
ditches. Our green is the envy of many clubs in the County. And it
is bowling as well as ever. How does Kevin
and his team do it? We are most fortunate to benefit from his
dedication and expertise. We even have a family of foxes who want to
join the club. Does anyone know how to house-train them? If we could
they would be welcome too. Kevin is doing an excellent
job of repairing the damage but he tells
me they like to sit and watch him work. Typically English. Our Chairman
Ted and his excellent if small band of volunteers are working hard to
furry friends to look elsewhere for more comfortable digs. Our thanks are due to them all.
pavilion was erected in 1986 and sports excellent facilities including
fitted kitchen and comfortable changing rooms. If you're not a
member why not come and see what we have to offer? The club is
open for all our Home fixtures and you will be made most welcome.
Just take a look at our Fixture List. You might enjoy just sitting and
watching one of our home games. If the sun is hot enjoy a cold lager or
glass of wine with the bowling. If its not-so-hot perhaps a cup of tea
or coffee in the newly decorated pavilion would be more comfortable.
Commencing at the end of September we will be extending our pavilion by
some 6 metres to allow us to play Short Mat bowls in the future. The
funding for this is to be provided by
Sport England Inspired Facilities under the Olympic 2012 Legacy.
Their award to the Club of £27,575 to fund this project has just been formally announced. We are very fortunate.
We are constantly
seeking new members, from all sections
of the community.
ages and all ability levels will be made most welcome.
You might be a Champion just waiting to be discovered.
This season we welcome new members
Laurie and Eve Trill, Lilian and Brian James,
Marge and Stuart Innes, Freddie Sidwell and
We bid farewell to
Ken and Sue Dick and Paul and Carole Hardy
We wish them well in their new lives further north. They will be missed.
We have an excellent development program run by Vence Thomas on Monday afternoons during the season which runs from late April till the end of September.
Why not come and try your hand? You might enjoy it and you might be good. Just turn up. We'll do the rest.
Our club coaches, Vence and Audrey Kirby will be happy to instruct you in the basics of the sport or advise on how to improve your game.
If you don't try you will never know.
Bowling is as much a
activity as a sporting one and to enforce this aspect there are several
functions arranged every year, from coffee mornings to quiz’s, from
dances to fish and chip suppers,
barbecues to candlelit bowling.
closed season our Social Team of Norma and
Don Pattenden organize various events including Club
social evenings on Wednesdays which prove quite
popular and raise much
needed revenue for the Club. The more who attend the more successful
Cards, darts, dominoes, etc., you name it.
If you are
at all interested in taking
part in the sport of bowls please
contact any member of the club whose names and numbers appear
TOURING TEAMS from all over the
country visit us during the summer. We welcome
them most warmly and can help arrange accommodation in Brighton and/or Eastbourne. It’s a great day
out on the Sunny South Coast. PEACEHAVEN is exactly where
the Greenwich Meridian
intersects the coastline so its not hard to find us. If you’re in the
western hemisphere and on the UK
mainland, drive south to the sea and turn left. If in the eastern
hemisphere do the same but turn right.
Our Fixtures Secretary Phil Armstrong
will be very pleased to hear
from anyone thinking of touring Sussex in
2015 and later. We have excellent parking facilities for cars and
East Sussex is home to many world famous sites such as the
white cliffs, Cuckmere Haven and the Fishermens' Cottages of Atonement
fame and featured on almost every calendar with photos of Beautiful Britain,
the fantastic Brighton Pavilion and lovely old villages such as
Alfred reputedly burned the cakes, Rottingdean, home for years to
Kipling, and Batemans, nestling in the South Downs at Burwash Common where he lived out the rest of
days. The County remains one of the few areas where you can find old
pubs which welcome you with a bygone warmth and hospitality. Most sell Harveys Sussex Bitter, a brew of International fame and alone worth traveling many miles for. Sound like
Heaven? Try it. You'll think you are in Paradise. (Which can be
found just down the road at Newhaven. Our local Garden Centre, coaches
and children welcome and worth a visit on its own).
If you are organizing a tour and can think of a good reason for not visiting Peacehaven I would like to know what it is ( email@example.com ).
help you to
enjoy a memorable tour.
bowling side we have two teams in the Brighton and Hove District
only), in Division 2 and Division 4, and one in the Newhaven
Evening League, the Peacehaven
(Ladies welcome), so there is plenty of opportunity for
competitive bowling. For up-to-date information
leagues please see our Competitions
winter bowling we are fortunate to be within a couple of miles of Denton Island Indoor
where the facilities are unrivaled. For links to many other local Clubs go to our Meet the Neighbours page.
suggestions to improve or add to this site will be welcomed.
Frank Leach ( firstname.lastname@example.org
01273-580240) for further information of any kind.