Monthly quiz – 2nd November 2019

Please don’t forget the next quiz at the club which is on 2nd November.   This time it’s going to be a little different, we have a guest quiz master Paul Smeulders.       I know this is the weekend when there may be a lot of fireworks parties around but it would be…

Marie Saunders cabaret night 14th December

Hi all, The next cabaret night at St Chads Bowling Club is on the 14th December featuring Marie Saunders.  Marie has been with us before and is a big favourite so please get you tickets early (2/3rds of tickets already gone).  For those who have not heard her before you an get a YouTube taster…

2019 Annual General Meeting

To all members. Your 2019 AGM invitations are on their way.  Within the pack you will get there will be your invitation, 2020 renewal form and invitiation to the 2019 Presentation night.   Please can you get your presentation night form back to Dave Jarrold with your payment (correct money would be appreciated) as soon as…

John Schaffer R.I.P.

On the 16th of August we attended the funeral of our dear friend John Schaffer who sadly passed away on 25th July aged 92.  The funeral was held at Forest Road crematorium, during the service John’s son Mark read a moving eulogy.    A wake was held at the Ceders Club in Chadwell Heath where…

Ray Biscoe R.I.P.

On Thursday 31st July, we met at Forest Road Crematorium for the 2nd time in 2 weeks to say goodbye to another dear friend, Ray Biscoe, who passed away on 17th July.  Ray succumbed to the cancer that he had been fighting so bravely for 20 years.   He fought it with everything he had and…

2019 2-woods singles day

On the 28th July we played our 2-woods singles day.  This internal competition was resurrected 2 years ago when Stuart Mackenzie was the winner.  Last year we were unable to play this competition due to the weather being too hot, this year the rain could have been our undoing but it held off and the…

George Taylor R.I.P.

  On Thursday 18th July, we met at Forest Road Crematorium to say goodbye to our dear friend George Taylor.  It was really nice to see that so many of the club turned out to pay their respects with the family to a fellow bowler who had been a loyal member and friend of St…

Green preparations – spring 2019

Our green suffered pretty badly last summer due to the heat and the long-standing problem of the irrigation system not reaching the centre of the green and the four corners Since the season closed last autumn we have been following (or tried to as best we can) a maintenance program recommended by John Quinn, master…

St. Chads winners at London Parks finals!

On Saturday 8th September at North Greenwich Bowls Club, the London Parks Finals were held.   St. Chads had representation in the pairs finals, Dave Jarrold and Stuart Mackenzie, they were playing a pair of very experienced county bowlers from Fords.   Dave and Stuart both played very well and after 18 of the 21 scheduled ends…

Jeff Smith gets his Essex badge

Jeff Smith was recently awarded his Essex badge which for anyone that has seen Jeff play or played against him, won’t come as a surprise.  The only surprise probably is why he hasn’t received it sooner.    I’m sure the club would like to congratulate Jeff on reaching this milestone, well done Jeff! Photo below…

Vandalism to green – 16 April 2018 19:27

 At 19:27 on 16th April 2017 our bowling green was once again the target of vandals, this time not young as you can see from the photos below.    They were at our bowling green from 19:27 till 19:36 roughly and amused themselves by using lumps of paving slab as shotput practice, lobbing the concrete…

Vandalism on 11th November 2017 at about 5pm

We were hit again by two vandals on Saturday 11th November 2017, this time they wrecked our scoreboard between the two greens.   We do have photos this time of them doing it, they also threw a lot of slate chippings onto the green which could have wrecked the blades on our green mower had they…

The “Mats” crew

On Monday 2nd October the “mats” crew decended on St Chads Bowling Club  and proceeded to removed all the gully mats, cleaning and stacking them for the winter.  Here you see them  (minus Bernard as he is taking this picture and Wharfie as he had to go) enjoying a well deserved cuppa in all their…

Macmillan coffee morning

There will be a Macmillan coffee morning held at the bowling club on Friday 29th from 10.30 and your support would be much appreciated. Please also mention it to friends and family and ask they go along in support if they can. There will be a raffle run on the day and donations of prizes…

Goodbye Ernie

Yesterday we got on a coach for an outing but rather than our usual bowling day away, this was a sadder outing to say goodbye to our dear friend Ernie Merritt who passed away recently.    We stopped en-route at a very nice garden centre for a while to have something to eat and a…

Ernie Merritt

Dear members,       With great sadness, I have to let you know that we heard a short while ago that our dear friend, and long-time member, Ernie Merritt passed away this afternoon.   Ernie was a great friend to St Chads and was never without a smile or a joke, nothing seemed to faze him and…

Fertilising on Tuesday 2nd May

This is to advise members that after the roll-up on Tuesday 2nd May the green will have liquid fertiliser put down.    We will do this 3 times over the summer, specifically at the beginning of May, middle of June and beginning of August. Signs will be put up to advise when the fertilising has…