|MANOR PARK BOWLING CLUB|
|(Founded 1918) - Tel: 01684 574822|
|Green:||Albert Park Road North. Malvern.|
|Location of Bowls Club:||Find Me|
|Approved Coloured Shirt:||White Polo Shirt with Red Collar, blue piping to sleeves, Red Plaque|
|Club smoking policy:||Non smoking in Clubhouse or on the Green|
|Chairman:||Allan Colwill||Tel:||01684 564185|
|Sandy Childs-Hunaban||Tel:||01684 560549|
|Mens Singles Champion:||Graham Williams||Tel:|
|Ladies Singles Champion:||Pat Williams||Tel:||01684 573699|
|Club Secretary:||Paul Buxton
|Ladies Secretary:||Julie Morgan||Tel:||01684 566593|
|Fixture Secretary:||Derek Starkey
|Exec.Council Members||Gerald Wintermute|
|The Clubs History:|
The Manor Park Club had a bowling green mentioned in its archives dated 1907, but quite evidently of minimum dimensions, for the Archers, who were a strong force, objected strongly when they lost part of their shooting area for the green to be extended to its present size in 1912.
Two years later there were two clubs bowling out of Manor Park, one having to use the green jointly with the Croquet Club that was thriving. World War 1 had a dramatic effect on all the sports played at the club, but the Committee insisted that the wounded soldiers recuperating nearby, be allowed to sit and watch games being played.
In 1921 Lady Foley, the wealthy landowner of the district, made a gift of the 10 acre site into the hands of a Trust made up from prominent business men – and this situation will remain forever.
The Bowls Club had a mottled career in its membership and in the late twenties had to share its green with the Croquet Club that began to flourish again.
World War II naturally created a set back, although soon after, it seems a clubhouse came into being with one changing room 10 feet square. This remained the position, with minor improvements, until the members, under the direction of Fred Orme, raised it to the ground, replacing it with a second hand school building with quite modern conveniences.
Over the years many members achieved successes, but none more than Alec Jackson who won the All England Indoor Singles and became an International player. Bill Green was prominent in County Competitions and National Competitions and was also involved for many years in County matters serving on the GPC for many years, whilst Ian Reid was President of the County in 1988.