The bowling section was created in 1985 by lady members of the club under the guidance of Joan Deakin, Jean Leake & Kath Mckenna (being the prime movers). They club had no green to play so they moved around the area playing at different locations, hence their name ‘the wanderers’
As the men at the club came to the end of their rugby careers they needed another interest that would keep them fit and agile. A list was displayed in the club to gauge the feeling of setting up a mens & ladies bowling section.
Sixty names appeared and the members with little knowledge, but a burning desire to succeed, set about constructing their own bowling green.
Over the years the section has gone from strength to strength both on and off the green. The green has been improved with additional drainage, floodlights have been erected and a toilet blocked installed.
All this has been done by voluntary efforts of the members.
The section now fields 12 mens, womens and mixed competitive sides competing in eight different leagues along with many social bowlers who bowl to keep agile and socialise. The green has been developed and maintained completely by volunteers and taken from a waste land in 1990 to a facility that has hosted a County match such are the conditions and facilities.
Charity events, fun days and barbecues all add to the sense of community wellbeing