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 Friday 24th April 2015 at 14.00 hrs.
See:-Below, Club News (pictures added), Fixtures and Pavilion Extension.
Green and Pavilion
of Riley Ruthven
THE OFFICERS FOR SEASON 2015 :-
MIKE GOULD 01273 584011
TED GILES 01273 586217
CAPTAIN GLORIA CLOSE
01273 300581 COMPETITIONS SECRETARY
MARGARET ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
PHIL ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
LADIES MATCH SECRETARY SUE
WARNER 01273 308451
MARTIN GILL 01273 586109
& EMAIL CONTACT: FRANK LEACH 01273 580240
Our Club was founded in 1981. Our present
33 Ladies and 49 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 misconception it is not expensive.We are
affiliated to Sussex County Bowls and
through them to England Bowls
, the national body for the
sport. Some 86% of our members are now on email. Which is useful but by no means essential.
already superior bowling green,
ably maintained by Peacehaven Town Council Greens Manager Kevin Bray, has
been enhanced with
ditches. Our green is the envy of many clubs in the County. And we know it will bowl as well as ever in 2015. How does Kevin
and his team do it? We are most fortunate to benefit from his
dedication and expertise.
Ted and his excellent if small band of volunteers worked hard to
pursuade our local foxes to look elsewhere for more comfortable digs.
seem to have been successful. Our thanks are due to them all. Last
Spring, besides paving all round the pavilion, they added a greenhouse
and toolshed to enable us to
maintain our garden surrounds to a high level. Pat Gould can usually be
found somewhere among the greenery turning our site into a rival to Kew.
pavilion was erected in 1986 and sports excellent facilities including
fitted kitchen meeting the latest hygiene standards 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 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 £31,280 to fund this project was announced in April 2014.
We are very fortunate.
the 2nd October 2014 our Peacehaven Town Council commenced clearing the site
and repositioned the lamp post which would have interfered with the
extension plans. As always they are very helpful and encouraging to our
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
RON BASHAM, CHRIS HOWSON, ALAN MASLIN, NEIL ABRAHART AND MICK PETERS.
and welcome back
STEVE IRELAND and BERT BASSETT.
We have an excellent development program run by Vence Thomas, with assistance fromAudrey Kirby and Margaret Armstrong when required, 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 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 Martin and Leslie Gill 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, just 8 miles west and/or Eastbourne, just 14 miles east, where the Langham Hotel offers bowlers unrivalled service and superb cuisine. 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
2016 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 prefer to
walk when your partner is bowling on our green just walk out of the
green and turn north. You will very soon be in the South Downs National
Park an area of outstanding natural beauty. What more could you ask for
on a warm sunny South Coast day in East Sussex?
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
help you to
enjoy a memorable tour.
bowling side we have a team in the Brighton and Hove District
only), in Division 2 and two in the Newhaven
Evening League, the Peacehaven
Peregrines and the Peacehaven Seagulls, (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. For those who enjoy the increasingly popular Short Mat
bowling we will have our own facility operational sometime during 2016. For progress on our extension to provide this go to the Pavilion Extn page.
suggestions to improve or add to this site will be welcomed.
Frank Leach ( email@example.com
01273-580240) for further information of any kind.