LOCATED AT PIDDINGHOE
SPORTS PARK, PEACEHAVEN, BN10 8RJ.
TEL. 07767 755 797 (Emergency Seasonal use only) Live links are underlined in blue.
Last updateon Sunday 19th May 2019 at 12.00
With considerable personal sadness and deepest sympathy I must announce the news none of us wanted to hear.
Last night we lost a great stalwart and champion of our Club.
lost his battle with cancer and passed quietly away.
Many of you will know the huge admiration I had for Phil.
Despite many physical disadvantages he used his persuasive and
technical abilities to advance the reputation and facilities of our Club
to the point that we are now among the best equipped and widely reputed bowls clubs in Sussex, if not the whole of Engand.
I could list his achievements on our behalf here but will leave the rest of this website to testify to his long and difficult labours.
I'm sure you will all join me in offering our heartfelt condolences to Margaret and her family at this very sad time.
The 2019 season started on
a beautiful warm late-April Saturday.
At least 50 of our members were
there to greet and meet.
The green soon began to produce some
entertaining bowling and bodes well for the months ahead.
Pavilion, Terrace and Green, April 2019. (A composite view).
On Easter Sunday we welcomed Newick to launch the season.
They really are a very strong club.
A fantastic day, the warm sunshine and good bowling were enjoyed by all.
AND LADIES CAPTAIN PAT GOULD 01273 584011
TERRY WHENMOUTH 01273 584019
MARGARET ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
JOHN PETERS 01273 959447
MARTIN GILL 01273 586109
COORDINATOR PHIL ARMSTRONG 01273 582588
MAINTENANCE MANAGER PETER HERMAN AND RAY HILLMAN
and County/BE contact
& EMAIL CONTACT: FRANK LEACH 01273 584741
Our Club was founded in 1981. Our present
32 Ladies and 58 Gentlemen. We would like our membership to be at least
100. So if you ever felt the desire to bowl or just enjoy pleasant
company in a friendly and welcoming environment please come and join us.
We need you.
Contrary to common misconception it is not expensive. See Club Facilities for prices.
already superior bowling green,
ably maintained by Peacehaven Town Council Greens Manager Kevin Bray,
is the envy of many clubs in the County. How do Kevin
and his team do it? We are most fortunate to benefit from his
dedication and expertise. The terrace, our Garden Lounge, outside our extended pavilion is complete. We hope our
members and all our visitors will find it attractive, accommodating, and
hospitable. This will always be our aim here at Peacehaven and Telscombe Bowls Club.
pavilion was erected in 1986 and sports excellent facilities including
fitted kitchen meeting the latest hygiene standards and comfortable changing rooms. If you're not a
member why not come and see what we have to offer? The club is
open for all our Home fixtures and you will be made most welcome. Take a look at our Fixture List. You might enjoy just sitting and
watching one of our home games. If the sun is hot enjoy a cold lager or
glass of wine with the bowling on the North Terrace. If its not-so-hot perhaps a cup of tea
or coffee in our spacious pavilion would be more comfortable. Short Mat bowls started in November 2016. The
funding to permit this was provided by
Sport England Inspired Facilities under the Olympic 2012 Legacy.
Their award to the Club of £31,280 to fund this project was announced in April 2014. With contributions from Lewes District Council, our own Peacehaven and Telscombe Town Councils,
the House Project and the Bruce Wake Charitable Trust we have completed our expanded facility.
We are also very grateful for an interest free loan, now repaid, from Bowls England which has financed the North Terrace. We are very fortunate. We have also benefited from the financial help of Sport England and the House Project Centre.
Their combined grants totaling some £15,700 have enabled us to provide wheelchairs and bowling arms
and other vital equipment to enable disabled members to get on the bowling green to participate fully in their chosen sport.
So now there can be no reason for you NOT to enjoy bowls on one of the best greens in the County. Recently grants of £7,000 and £5,000 from the House Project Centre and the Big Lottery Fund respectively will enable us
to complete our in-house facilities for the disabled and wheelchair users.
We are constantly
seeking new members, from all sections
of the community.
ages and all ability levels will be made most welcome.
You might be a Champion just waiting to be discovered.
In the Summer months, late April thru September, we have an excellent development program run by
Margaret Armstrong and Audrey Kirby on Monday afternoons on the green.
In Winter, from October thru April, several members are on hand on most Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 1.00 pm till 4.30 pm.
waiting to introduce you to the increasingly popular indoor version, Short Mat bowls.
Why not come and try your hand? You might enjoy it and you might be good. Just turn up. We'll do the rest.
If you want to guarantee someone will be there drop a quick email to the club secretary listed above.
Our club coaches will be happy to instruct you in the basics of the sport or advise on how to improve your game.
Just come in and say Hello!
If you don't try you will never know.
Bowling is as much a
activity as a sporting one and to enforce this aspect there are several
functions arranged every year,
from coffee mornings to quiz’s, from bingo to fish and chip suppers, barbecues to candlelit bowling.
closed season our Social Team of Martin Gill and helpers organize various events
social evenings onWednesdays, 7.00 pm, which prove quite
popular and raise much
needed revenue for the Club.
The more who attend the more successful
Cards, darts, dominoes, etc., you name it.
And all with your favourite tipple. Tea, beer, wine, coffee, whatever.
If you are
at all interested in taking
part in the sport of bowls please
contact any member of the club whose names and numbers appear
TOURING TEAMSfrom all over the
country visit us during the summer. We welcome
them most warmly and can help arrange accommodation in Brighton, just 8 miles west and/or Eastbourne, just 14 miles east, where the Langham Hotel offers bowlers unrivaled service and superb cuisine. It’s a great day
out on the SunnySouthCoast. PEACEHAVEN is exactly where
the Greenwich Meridian
intersects the coastline so its not hard to find us. If you’re in the
western hemisphere and on the UK
mainland, drive south to the sea and turn left. If in the eastern
hemisphere do the same but turn right. And make sure you're on the A259.
Our Fixtures Secretary John Peters
will be very pleased to hear
from anyone thinking of touring beautiful East Sussex in
2020 and later. We have excellent parking facilities for cars and
East Sussex is home to many world famous sites such as the
white cliffs, Cuckmere Haven and the Fishermens' Cottages of Atonement
fame and featured on almost every calendar with photos of Beautiful Britain,
the fantastic Brighton Pavilion and lovely old villages such as
Alfred reputedly burned the cakes, Rottingdean, home for years to
Kipling,andBatemans, nestling in the South Downs at Burwash Commonwhere he lived out the rest of
days. The County remains one of the few areas where you can find old
pubs which welcome you with a bygone warmth and hospitality. Most sell Harveys Sussex Bitter, a brew of International fame and alone worth traveling many miles for. Sounds like
Heaven? Try it. You'll think you are in Paradise.
(Which can be
found just down the road at Newhaven. Our local Garden Centre, coaches
and children welcome and worth a visit on its own). If you prefer to
walk when your partner is bowling on our green just walk out of the
green and turn north. In two minutes you will be in the South Downs National
Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. What more could you ask for
on a warm sunny South Coast day in East Sussex?
If you are organizing a tour and can think of a good reason for not visiting Peacehaven I would like to know what it is
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help you to
enjoy a memorable tour.
bowling side we have a team in the Brighton and Hove District
only), in Division 2 so there is plenty of opportunity for
competitive bowling.From May this year we have a very popular Club Monday Evening League.For up-to-date information
leagues please see our Competitions
winter bowling we are fortunate to be within a couple of miles of Denton Island Indoor
where the facilities are unrivaled. For links to many other local Clubs go to our Meet the Neighbours page. For those who enjoy the increasingly popular Short Mat
bowling we now have our own fully operational facility
which is rapidly gaining in popularity to the extent we have had to
double the number of weekly sessions. We would be happy to double them
again if the interest level continues to increase. It's a warm
and friendly environment and provides entertainment and relaxed
exercise throughout the winter months. Why not join in? You will be
made very welcome.
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