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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 6th July, 2021)

Bowling Along


Bowling Along
Four friends enjoying a game of bowls in the sunshine near “The Village on the Green”, Aspull.

Photo: Dennis Seddon  (Sony DSC-WX500)
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Comment by: PeterP on 6th July 2021 at 07:54

Looks like a well used green.More yellow/brown than green

Comment by: Veronica on 6th July 2021 at 08:14

What more could they ask for, friends playing a good game of bowls in the sunshine and fresh air and no masks...

Comment by: Gary on 6th July 2021 at 08:28

Sixty years ago the attire would have been flat cloth caps and worn corduroy - not American baseball caps. I have never been a fan of the latter.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th July 2021 at 09:17

As with cricket, I have never understood the rules of bowling but I always like to see either of them being played on a Summer's day. Bowling looks so peaceful.

Comment by: Poet on 6th July 2021 at 09:36

Flat caps are all the rage amongst the young . Something to do with the Peaky Blinders TV show I think .
At least these gents are wearing them the right way round . There's nothing more hideous than the reverse peak on a senior member .

Comment by: Mick on 6th July 2021 at 09:56

In the olden days crown green bowlers would use their flat caps as footer mats, and for making a bit of wind when they wanted their bowl to move a bit closer to the jack.

Comment by: Maureen on 6th July 2021 at 10:00

What a calming scene,men at peace with themselves on a lovely sunny day and enjoying each other's company.

Comment by: lock lass on 6th July 2021 at 10:04

As regards PeterP's comments about the colour of the grass I think it's more to do with lack of rain - in a couple of weeks time, hopefully, it should be back to normal and everyone enjoying the outdoors.

Comment by: MJick on 6th July 2021 at 10:29

Irene, best way to understand the rules is to imagine the little ball is a short skirted beautiful woman sat at a bar, and the four bigger balls are men.
One man will roll his ball to try and get as close as possible to her, then another man will attempt to do the same.
The first two balls might end up blocking the view of her, so next man will try and get round to her back by making his ball swerve.
Now the fourth cant see anything of her, so he get his ball and sends it fast in a straight line to try and knock the others out of the way

Comment by: Veronica on 6th July 2021 at 12:21

I like to see young lads wearing a flat cap. It makes them look jaunty and quite fashionable, far more flattering than baseball caps.... ( never liked them especially with the neb at the back- they look simple!) Also if they are good looking they seem to suit the flat cap even better.

Comment by: Edna on 6th July 2021 at 15:39

Good photo Dennis,the man at the front seems to know your taking a photo.Flat caps are back in fashion.History always repeat's.What I don't like is very young children with flat caps on.They are for grown ups.

Comment by: John G on 6th July 2021 at 17:43

MJick: Really what’s needed is a good weighted ball, without to much fuss to gently kiss the little ball (short skirt optional) so that he can win the day.

Comment by: Elizabeth on 6th July 2021 at 17:57

Good pic of a relaxing scene.

Comment by: irene roberts on 6th July 2021 at 20:09

Dolly, we obviously need to wear shorter skirts, dear, when treating ourselves to a tenpenny brandy ay Myrtle's refreshment room bar! xx

Comment by: Jim Partington on 6th July 2021 at 22:00

Bowling along it’s just great. I had the pleasure of bowling with man in the white cap who is in his mid eighties and still runs after his bowls. I played him at The Bellingham in a monsoon of a rainstorm, one of the nicest people I have ever met. The greens at Aspull are looked after by volunteers, especially Norman Winrow.

Comment by: tuddy on 6th July 2021 at 22:09

Most bowling teams are short of players these days, If any body wants to play, or learn to play just ask any team. There are plenty ladies teams also.

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