FARNHAM Bowling Club promoted the game at the Refreshers Retirement Fair at the Maltings.

Members spoke with prospective bowlers, many of whom have harboured an interest to play but never quite managed to.

The location of the Bear Lane green ­– so close to the town centre – came as a surprise to some and several said they would attend the open day ‘taster’ session on Sunday, April 29 (start 2pm).

For more information about Farnham Bowling Club, visit the website at www.farnhambowlingclub. co.uk

• Farnham Bowling Club celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2018. The club was formed in 1878 behind the Bush Hotel and moved to Bear Lane, nestling beneath the Castle and the Park, in 1937. The handsome six-rink green is enjoyed by 50 members, and there is always room for more.