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Location of Green and Clubhouse

Next to Memorial Hall Playing Fields, RG9 4 DW. Plenty of parking and very good facilities. Upon arrival at the location marked on the map below, park in the Memorial Hall car park and walk south along the edge of the recreation ground.  You will find us on your left, immediately after the tennis courts.

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Shiplake Village Bowling Club

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On Saturday, 22nd June, we are away to Harwell for a friendly match, starting at 2.30pm.

On Sunday, June 23rd, we hold our Annual In-House Drawn Fours competition, starting at 2.30pm

21/05/2024 Posted on Shiplake Villages Website forum by Roger Horton:

At the last Open Day at Shiplake Bowls Club, I went along, having promised myself for ages that I would give it a go, having last played a bit 40 years ago. It's always a bit intimidating going to a new group when you don't know them or fear that you might not fit in. Those thoughts were soon banished, as you couldn't meet a more open and friendly group of people. Looking for something that was fun, but also engaging and challenging, I loved it. Now, a month later, I am really enjoying playing the Monday and Friday open sessions with other club members, getting to know them and learning, with cheery encouragement, how to play better. I am well and truly hooked. So if you have been meaning to give it a go but thought you wouldn't be good enough, or wouldn't have time-then now is the time. For a very reasonable annual subscription you will be glad you didn't leave it any longer. I'm glad I didn't! There are notices all round the village about the next Open Day in May- or look them up for contact details

Quote from Ann Manning on the Forum page of local Shiplake Villages website :

"I have lived in Lower Shiplake for more than 30 years and having seen the Open Day poster for Shiplake Bowls Club I decided to take the bull by the horns and go. So, this morning I went at 10.30 in the grey and wet with slight apprehension but I need not have worried everyone made me so welcome - and I do mean everyone. Started with tea or coffee and then on to the green for a practice with some lovely people who showed us the ropes and gave us some tips. I loved it!

So, if anyone in Lower Shiplake, Shiplake or anywhere local - young or old - if you have been thinking about trying bowls I can thoroughly recommend it, Lovely club house and bar all in all a great morning.  Thank you to everyone who made us feel so welcome we will be back"

ANN MANNING,  Shiplake Parish Councillor.