We should be encouraging bowling – not stopping it
SINCE the Halton Castle in Westhead closed down in 2016 there is a possibility that another bowling green in the North West may be closed: The Village Inn, High Street, Skelmersdale.
Over the years this pub has had many managers but they all have allowed bowling there to continue, however this is about to change.
The pub shut down in August and the new manager that is about to open it up again has told the bowlers that next year they won’t be able to play there, as they intend to use it as a beer garden with a bouncy castle.
There are six teams that play there on a Monday and Tuesday (two teams), Friday (two teams) and a pensioner team on a Wednesday afternoon.
The bowlers there are devastated as some teams came from the Hare & Hounds in Up Holland, who had to leave for various reasons a few years ago and Castle Lane from the Halton Castle.
This is one of many bowling greens that have closed over the years, including the Royal Oak, Comrades, Halton Castle (Westhead), Windmill (Ormskirk), Bull & Dog (Burscough), St Annes (Ormskirk), and the Hare & Hounds (Up Holland)
With the Government going on about how people should exercise more this option is being taken away from them.
What better way than to play bowls which includes walking and bending for between 45 and 60 minutes on a nice summer’s evening – which we have had this year. Disgruntled bowler