We are not alone is celebrating our 120th anniversary this year. The following bowls clubs were also established way back in 1893 and hopefully over time we can strengthen this bond through the opportunity to share stories and learn more about one another.
Our club was established in 1893 and our present address is at 5, Muirton Road where we enjoy an enviable position in the heart of the Lochee district of the “City of Discovery” that is DUNDEE
We have one of the finest greens in Dundee maintained by a professional greenkeeper.
There is a membership of 120 gents and 40 ladies
Lochee B.C. is affiliated to the following bowling associations, Bowls Scotland, Angus BA, City of Dundee BA, Dundee & District Wednesday Association .
Our ladies and gents participate in the many competitions organised by these associations as well as our own club competitions.
As well as competitive games there are a number of friendly games available to take part in. The gents participate in Wednesday and Saturday games and the ladies on Tuesday and Thursday throughout the season visiting other clubs and we give a warm welcome to the clubs visiting our green.
Middlesbrough Bowling Club
The first players met at the County Hotel, Middlesbrough on 24 April 1893 to establish the rules of the club, the subscription rates and the location of the green.
The Mayor of Middlesbrough formally opened the new bowling ground of Middlesbrough Bowling Club in Cornfield Road, Linthorpe. The ground which comprises of half an acre of land is admirably fitted for bowling purposes, although the turf has been got into the best condition. The land was purchased by a member of the club, and has been leased to the club for ten years, with an option of purchase at the end of that time. It provides six spacious rinks. An excerpt from an article that appeared in the North Eastern Daily Gazette on 3rd August 1897
The Club became affiliated to the Yorkshire County Bowling Association in 1932 and five years later the first County Championship was won in the Fours event. The Fours has been the Club's most successful event in the championships - further wins being recorded in 1965, 1966 and 1983.