Green is looking good for our eventual return

May 04 2020


THE bowling green in Keynsham Park has recovered from last season’s matches and is looking a rich green in colour.
Greens manager Derek Packer said: “Just a bit of sunshine is what is now needed, and we will have a good playing surface for this season”.
Early in March, members gathered at the clubhouse to sign on for the new season and collect their fixture book, which showed the games for the next six months. The lists were up on the board to allow members to sign up for the first series of matches so that the selectors could pick the teams.
Everyone was looking forward to a new season of bowling on the green. Then coronavirus hit us and all of our planning was destroyed.
Members had enjoyed a curry evening in February and were looking forward to an evening with violinist Lizz Lipscombe in March. This had to be cancelled, along with the regular monthly coffee mornings, and all fixtures have been cancelled for an indefinite period. Many of our members are now “confined to barracks” having followed Government recommendations to self-isolate.
Secretary David Hockney is sending out regular newsletters giving information from Bowls England and tips on how to look after ourselves.
None of us, of course, know when we will be allowed to start bowling, but as soon as we “get the nod” we will be out on the green immediately to get on with our lives – that’s the generation we belong to!