THE sun shone, the green was immaculate and it spelled success for Alton Bowling Club’s open day when they showcased their premises in the Public Gardens and invited the public to come and play.
Secretary David Bartlett said it had been a successful day.
“We had quite a few visitors, including two mums with their children, and one two-year-old girl was given some very small woods (bowls) and had a great time on the green with them,” he said.
“It was nice to see young people among the visitors as we could do with some new, younger members and it is a game you should learn when you are young.”
On open days, members are asked to bring tea for two each so there are plenty of refreshments for the visitors and while they enjoyed the tea and cakes members and several coaches played several sessions of bowls.
Mr Bartlett said: “We were complimented on how nice our green looked but we had had to do some running repairs only a few days before because while we were playing a teenage boy on a bike came in and rode all over the grass before shooting off.
“We couldn’t catch him but we have asked Alton Town Council if they could provide more supervision in the Public Gardens.”
The club, founded in 1884, has a “roll up” on Mondays and anyone is welcome to go along and play.