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Started by: dougie (4421) 

Peter did you know the first bowling green was made on Whitledge green by Richard Evens before he built the institute as a temperance recreational site for is miners, it was also the first library in Ashton before the Carnegie opened in 1906 as a mater of fact from 1958 the library moved three times first to " The old bowling pavilion" on the green lovingly called the sack, second a temporary "old Hen house shed" on the car park by the gates why a knew club was bring built you could always get books but it never got set up as a library,

peter don't let anyone tell you that the set of bowls over the bar were a set given to the the first dignity that opened Whitledge bowling green,maybe the first that opened on the club bowling green

Replied: 29th Dec 2019 at 21:26

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