Thursday, May 02, 2013

Bowling for 100 years

The City of Banyule’s current Banyule Banner” May – June 2013 features a story on the City of Heidelberg Bowling Club which will celebrate its 100th birthday in August.  The club began after a meeting in the Heidelberg Presbyterian Church Hall.  Mr. John May, the first President held the position from 1913 to 1949 with a break between 1917 and 1926. In 1914 a pavilion and four rink green was opened, with electricity, telephone, gas and sewerage connected between 1915 and 1922.
The club has grown to 140 members today with modern facilities.
A local history: A history of City of Heidelberg Bowling Club, 1913-1988 was published in 1988.  Unfortunately Yarra Plenty Regional Library does not hold a copy in its local history collection.  If you have a copy you would like to donate to the library please contact the Local and Family History Librarian at
There are a number of references to the club in the Heidelberg News and Greensborough and Diamond Creek Chronicle available online at Trove
Source: Banyule Banner (City of Banyule) May-June 2013 p. 13

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