An outdoor bowls champion trophy sponsored by Courage Central Limited of Alton. It is possibly made of pewter or silver and sits on a wooden plinth.

Alton Social Bowling club was originally set-up in the 1950’s by employees of Courage Brewery. The club could be found at the back of the High Street in Alton and had 3 rink greens. Back in the 1950’s members would turn up once a week to play, there would be no fixed matches.

In May 2016 the Bowling club relocated to a new facility in Alton with help from the Molson Coors Brewery and Alton Town Council. Alton Social bowling club continues to have success in bowls matches locally, in the district and the county.

How do you play bowls?

The lead bowler rolls the jack (small white ball) to the other end of the green as a target. The aim of the game then is to roll your bowls as close to the jack as possible. Bowls do not roll in a straight line so it is a challenge. Players take it in turn to compete against each other.

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Date 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s
Material(s) Silver
Item number MBPO191

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  • Have you ever played bowls?
  • Was this indoors or outdoors?
  • Did you win any matches?

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My maternal grandmother played outdoor bowls at international level for Ireland. Sadly, I never actually watched her play bowls – Chris

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