Category Archives: Social

Annual General Meeting

Highworth Bowls Clubs Annual General Meeting will be held at the club on Tuesday 4th December starting 7:30pm. All members are urged to attend.

Nomination sheets for club officials for 2019 are now up and it would be good to have plenty of nominations in advance of the AGM. Please remember that you should obtain the agreement of the nominee beforehand.


Airdrieonians Win Frank Etherington Memorial Trophy

Sunday 12th August saw the playing of the Frank Etherington Memorial Trophy at Highworth Bowls Club and played with a nod to two of Frank’s passions, namely bowls and soccer. The competition is open to clubs around Swindon and beyond, as well as Highworth’s own social members, and involves teams of four players, named after football clubs and wearing that team’s colours on the green. Whilst the weather could certainly have been much kinder this year it did not prevent the event from being fulfilled and enjoyed.

With ten teams entered, the norm is to see Premier League and local team names listed, but this year it was Airdrieonians, a team comprising of Highworth’s Roy Read, Maggie & John Jordan and Hugh Linning (see picture), that carried off the cup, overcoming Everton (Highworth’s Neil & Christine Biles, Stuart Murray & David Murray) in the final

A really good fun day for all participants with catering provided and cooked by Frank’s family and a big thank you to them for all their efforts in organizing the event.

In the midst of the competition, as well as honouring Frank’s memory, the aim of the Etherington family is to raise money for the Brighter Futures charity. Monies raised this year totalled £400, so a huge thanks to all who contributed.

Wi-Fi is coming to HBC

On Tuesday 15th May, Highworth Bowls Club will be providing unlimited Wi-Fi access to all members who come along to the club with smart phones, tablets or laptops. The system will also provide a Wi-Fi hotspot for visitors to the club.

The club has taken out a two year business broadband contract with XLN Telecom and any feedback members have about the service will be welcomed.

Once installed, the password can be obtained from the bar staff.

Highworth Pigeons fail to land skittles cup

Having fought their way to the All-Pins Consolation Cup final, the Pigeons found the Westcott Falcons just too good for them in a tight final. However, reaching the final was a great achievement for the League C Pigeons and they came very close to toppling this season’s League B champions.

For more information about the Swindon Friday Skittles League, see