Big event of the day Sunday was – no not the footie – the Centenary of Hornsey Bowling Club. To celebrate one hundred years there was a tea and a match with the Francis Drake Bowling Club.
What a great institution this is. But as the members said – they need some new and younger blood. It is such a lovely sport – with the pure, manicured bowling green. Thank heavens I wore wedge shoes – as heels are a no no!
I only had to go on the green for the ‘spider’. This is where they place a spider on a white bowl – and then everyone stands around the edge of the green and rolls their wood to try and knock the spider off the white bowl. I didn’t get mine anywhere near – so thank goodness it’s the taking part that matters.
I talked to lots of the members who were there – and it is quite clear – that for many folk (particularly those who at this stage of their life find they are on their own) that this fulfils a really important social function. Sadly – no photos – as my batteries had run out.
Later I went over to Ilford and Cranbook ward to help Lib Dem Helen Duffett campaign in a council by-election.
Given that this is virgin territory for Liberal Democrats – it was very positive on the doorstep.
And as you can see from the damaged street name sign – lots of work for to take up and run with!