A look back over our long history

1814  First records show, Lord George Townshend proprietor of Tamworth Castle, sold the                     Castle, the Castle Inn (now the Castle Hotel) and gardens to Mr. John Robins.

1833  Following the death of Mr Robins, a family dispute the Court of Chancery decided that his           estates, The Castle Inn (now the Castle Hotel), the Castle and his property near the river             was described as "a garden with a terrace walk along the bank of the river Tame, a                     summer house and bowling green" should be sold by public auction. The Castle and the             estates came into the ownership of the Townshends again.

1845  Among the well known members of the bowling club were the Prime Minister, the Right           Hon. Sir Robert Peel, Member of Parliament for Tamworth, Captain Edward a'Court,                     Robert Peel Jnr., Captain Townshend, (in 1835 the first Mayor of Tamworth).

1897  Tamworth Castle and the Castle Hotel, including the Castle Bowling Green were put up               for sale . The Castle was purchased by Tamworth Borough Council for £3,000. The Castle             Hotel, Castle Bowling Green and Gardens were bought privately.

1905  The Castle Bowling Club in 1905 with the Mayor of Tamworth Charles Frederick Cast and           club members outside the clubhouse.

1920  Ladies Day was one of the main fixtures of the year, playing for a cup presented by the               gentlemen of the club.

1922  The Tamworth Castle Bowling Club Ladies Day 22nd July 1922

 

 

1977  One of the most important years of the clubs history. The Green and the Clubhouse were             put up for sale, which was purchased by the members of the club for £4,000 after raising           the funds between them and various fund raising events.

1977  The Castle Bowling Clubs President, Officers and members of the Committee signing the             deeds of purchase.

1980  A professional green keeper was employed by the club, which began the journey to                     become one of the best Crown Green Bowling surfaces in the region.

2020  Some of our members social distancing in the restricted pandemic year.

2021  The green today, hoping for a better chance to play bowls this year on our beautiful green in our lovely surroundings.

          Come along and be part of the future and eventually the history of this great club.