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1911 - The Club Formation

The club was formed in 1911 when a public meeting promoted by the Rugby Chamber of Commerce decided to form a Bowling Club. The only green available was at the Recreation Ground on Hillmorton Road so arrangements were made with the Council to use this ground. The relationship between the Club and the Council was always cordial but the condition of the green was a continual source of angst and efforts were made to obtain a private green.

In 1927, Mr. Taplin kindly offered the Club its present ground on the Westfield Estate with access from the Bilton Road. A stumbling block was the raising of upwards of £1500 to lay a Cumberland Turf (CT) green and to build a pavilion. To finance the project, a limited liability company called the Rugby Bowling Club Co. Ltd. was incorporated on the 16th Dec 1926.

Many members and other sporting sympathisers took shares in the company and the money was raised. In June 1927, the new green and pavilion were opened by Captain Margesson, the MP for Rugby.

Opening of Rugby Bowling Club green, Hillmorton Road Recreation Ground, on July 5th 1911 Opening of Rugby Bowling Club green, Hillmorton Road Recreation Ground, on July 5th 1911