I have never played bowls, although I should be at an age when I could enjoy it, but I always admired the manicured bowling green in that square at the top of Cambridge Street. It is still there and I think the club house has little changed. There was also a bowling green in the Park which I suppose was equally popular.
My grandfather was keen on the game in his later years and is pictured here in this photograph, the tall man standing on the left. He was secretary of the Bowls Club at the time. I do not know the other gentlemen in the picture nor the occasion. Presumably some important trophy had been won. I would date the picture at around 1930.