Bowls Club

Great Waldingfield Bowls Club began in 1986, A group of village gentleman decided they would like to begin a bowling club. When Sudbury Bowls Club replaced their building, they put the old one up for sale for £1000.00, The enterprising men asked villagers if they would be willing to contribute a pound each, towards the purchase of the building and happily were able to buy it.

The Sudbury clubhouse was dismantled and a group of volunteers recreated it on the site in Great Waldingfield, where it is now. After a lot of hard work and determination, the club opened its doors in 1988, with over a hundred bowling members. Colin Mitchell was the first Chairperson, he donated a cup which is still competed for today.

Over the years the membership numbers have dramatically reduced, which is very sad. The club belongs to the village, so it would be great to welcome new/prospective members to join in events we have throughout the year.

We have a licensed bar and a small kitchen where we can prepare and serve refreshments.

We were lucky enough to receive various grants which enabled us to upgrade our facilities including a new bowling green carpet and lighting.

We play competitions and friendly matches between our members, which can get very competitive. We are also trying to arrange competitive matches with neighbouring clubs.

If you are interested in bowling or learning bowl, please contact one of the committee to arrange a roll up. We will have one of our members on hand to offer you assistance and talk you through the membership options over a cuppa.

Apart from bowling we have social events throughout the year including, bingo, entertainment nights, quizzes, a weekly bridge drive and an alternate fortnightly whist and cribbage drive.

Come and say hello, all new bowling and social members will be warmly welcomed.

Bowling membership (which includes social membership) is £35.00 per annum.

Social membership only is £17.50 per annum. Prospective members may have three practice sessions before deciding.

Great Waldingfield Bowls & Social Club
Tentree Road
Great Waldingfield
CO10 0SD


Club Committee

Chair                                    Josephine Sparkes   07484 288024

Vice Chair                           David Ingleby         

Secretary                            Josie  Monk             

Treasurer                           Pat Highton                              01787 371948

Men’s Captain                  Gilbert Sparkes                        07955 862514

Ladies Captain                 Isabel Eady

Minutes Secretary          Margaret Parmenter


Committee Members      Barry Stutters

                                             Eileen Pearson      

                                             Carol Copping

                                             Belinda Wickenden