History of the Club
Club was established in 1933 when Clevedon Urban District Council provided
a public bowling green on the Sea Front in Elton Road. Only the green was
provided so members built themselves a small clubhouse which, since first
erected has undergone several improvements, the last major extension was
opened on 2nd June 1996 by John Bearman, President of Somerset County Bowling
Both Clevedon and The Promenade Bowling Clubs share the distinction of having the world's greatest bowler, David Bryant C.B.E, as one of their members, a privilege granted to no other bowler.
In 1946 the Club was one of the originators of The Clevedon Open Tournament, which has grown from strength to strength and is now a popular West Country Tournament attracting bowlers from all over the South West and South Wales.
In 1992 the Club staged a unique event when it hosted a challenge match between the then two Worlds Singles Bowls Champions. David Bryant and Janet Ackland.
The Club shares its
facilities with a flourishing Ladies Club, which has a wide, and growing,
reputation having had success at both County and National level, and with
the Clevedon Visually Handicapped Bowling Club.
In 2000 the club won all four Clevedon and District Bowling Association Leagues/Competitions and the North Somerset Bowling Association League and in 2001 won the Somerset County Bowling League Division 2 North, and in 2006 was a finalist in the County Turnbull Cup. As noted on our Home Page, in 2007 Clevedon Prom won the Deverill League and the North Somerset Cup plus the "A" team was promoted to the Premier League. As well as being successful in competitions, Clevedon Prom remains a friendly club for players of all abilities.
The club has a thriving social side with events throughout the year and has several strong skittle teams in local leagues. As a result of its activities the club has raised many thousands of pounds for local organizations/charities.
2008 was the 75th Anniversary of the club. During the year in addition to special celebratory matches a special Pro/Am celebrity match was arranged to raise funds for the Childrens Hospice at Wraxhall. This event was well supported by both national professional players and invited celebrities, and proved to be a very successful event raising some £2,600 for the charity.