Abbot Hall Bowling Club,
Dowkers Lane, Kendal, Cumbria

Abbot Hall Bowling Club

Is a friendly Crown Green Bowling Club we welcome competitive people alongside people who just wish to have a go at a  friendly non competitive activity.   If you are interested in finding more about the game feel free to pop down on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday afternoon during the season which runs from April to October.  There will be member at the green who will be keen to tell you about the sport.

Abbot Hall has four competitive teams.

Abbot Hall A : Division Three Kendal &District  Bowling League on a Tuesdays evenings

Abbot Hall B: Division  Five Kendal &District Bowling League on Thursday evenings

Abbot Hall A Seniors: Division One South Westmorland Seniors League on  Monday pm. 

Abbot Hall B Seniors  :Division Four South Westmoralnd Seniors League on Monday pm

Abbot Hall Bowling History-

The Kendal Corporation Challenge Shield was played from 1908 to 1985 and the Alexander Cup, from 1933 to 1985.  Although they were played at Abbot Hall green, they were open to all bowlers from within the Kendal area and many of the Winners are still bowling in our league today. The same family names appear many times and it seems a shame that the records for these competitions should be lost forever.

The honours boards for these competitions used to hang in the bowls room at Abbot Hall before it was taken into the Coffee Shop area of the Art Gallery and the bowling club evicted. The boards have recently  been discovered and are now in my safekeeping. There follows a list of the winners which I hope will be of interest to many of the  long standing bowling families of the Kendal area.

Steve Beattie

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