Club History

Ladies Section

The Ladies section of the Calne Bowls Club was formed on the 1st December 1961.

The first meeting was held in the Committee room of the Calne Town Hall and was attended by 15 ladies.  The Mayoress, Mrs D. A. Angell took the chair. A Committee of four members was formed. The following officers were proposed, seconded and unanimously elected.  Secretary Mrs K M Swaffield, Captain Mrs P Pickford. The committee of four was Mrs I Wensley, Mrs G Jones-Hughes, Mrs N Cameron and Mrs L Dixon.

The first Committee meeting took place on 31st May 1962. It was reported that Mr J Bridges had kindly donated a trophy to be used for a ladies singles competition and would be known as the Bridges Cup. 

The Calne Ladies Sections became affiliated to Bowls Wiltshire in 1963 and the following year were the winners of the Coronation triples. In 1996 the Calne Ladies were again winners of the Coronation triples and also took the runners up prize.

1969 saw the clubs first County honour with a win in the Wiltshire ladies pairs competition. The successful pair then went on to play at Wimbledon.

……………………………………………………..to be continued