Wiltshire Masonic Bowls Association

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The Wiltshire Masonic Bowls Association was formed in May 1946 and this year celebrates its 70th anniversary.  The associations primary objectives is to bring together Wiltshire Brethren and their families in friendship and bowling sportsmanship and to provide support to Masonic and non-Masonic Charities.

 

New Members are always welcome.  If any Brother is interested in joining us for some, if not all, of the games during the season or would like more information please do not hesitate to contact either Phil Brown on 01380 729 742 or David Holliday on 01793 526 533.

Seventy years just 'bowling' along

 

ImageFormed in May 1946 at the end of the Second World War, when rationing was still in force, the Wiltshire Masonic Bowls Association is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year.  During the 70 years there have been only seven Presidents of which Bob Roberts-Phare and Peter Jones are the only two who have 'not died in service'

Members of the association held a special joint dinner and prize giving  at which Sally Bullock, the wife of the Provincial Grand Master for Wiltshire presented the winners with their trophies.  45 members and guests attended and a raffle raised £225

In proposing the toast to the Wiltshire Masonic Bowls Association, Philip Bullock praised the foresight of the founders in forming something which members of all ages, especially those of advancing years could enjoy.  Bob Roberts-Phare was delighted to respond.

Every anniversary is a wonderful achievement, a platinum anniversary is so much more and it is testimony to the membership that the association goes from strength to strength.

 

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Victorious winners of the 2015 MACE Trophy held at Rushden BC Northampton

 

Members of the Wiltshire Masonic Bowls Association travelled to Rushden Bowls Club in Northampton to take part in the annual Masonic Annual Charity Event (MACE).


Led by President Bob Roberts-Phare, wife Ann, Phil Brown and Andy Grey, the Wiltshire team triumphed and were rewarded for their magnificent effort with a superb engraved plate.