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Bowls for Health – Update

The Rainhill Recreation Club Bowls section recently ran a 5 week course for new bowlers.The sessions gave them a taste of the sport and an opportunity to play the game and learn some of the rules. We were very lucky that the weather did not interfere with any of the Saturday mornings and we had a very sociable, keen group of new bowlers. 11 people came to the first session and by session 4 it had increased to 20 new bowlers. This was certainly more than intended on our green, nevertheless we managed and everyone continued to enjoy the bowling. The feedback from the new bowlers was very positive. Two of the participants had already joined the Club as new bowlers. In addition we have now had 10 new applications and I am expecting at least 2 more. I would like to thank the many volunteers from the Bowls Section who came along each week and helped to make this such a successful course for all of the new bowlers

Margaret Hughes


Annual General Meeting 2022

I here by give notice that he Annual General Meeting of the Recreation Club will be held on Monday the 28th March starting at 7.30 pm in the Club House.

The Annual General Meeting is the opportunity for all full members to attend pre season and to hear the reports of each section last year’s activities.

As we were unable to hold an AGM last year, owing to Covid 19, members will be able to see how each section managed to play under the difficult situation and hear about all the improvements that has been undertaken in and outside the club building and ay future plans.

Please make a note in your diary

Gordon Lowe


New Co-Editor

Hi Everyone,

May I introduce myself to you all. My name is Dave Swain and I have been asked by Gordon Lowe to be a Co-Editor of the Rainhill Recreation Club site. I am a member of the Club and participate in the Bowling Section.

The site is for your use and any contributions that you wish to make must be submitted using the link on the Home page of the Rainhill Rec Website, ( )

Each section of the Club (ie. Bowling, Cricket and Football) may wish to publish or report on events so that all members are well informed on their activities. There maybe other items that you would like published and any ideas and contributions would be welcomed. Secretaries of the various sections could add any interesting information to enhance members knowledge on the latest news. Contributions from Social members could also be included.

Any other ideas on the use of the site would be appreciated as it is the Members opportunity to maximise the effectiveness for good communication.

I look forward to receiving your contributions for our site.


Interesting Information

This article was posted on the History of Rainhill Only by Steve O’Neil

In March 1920, a public meeting held in Rainhill National School to discuss the creation of a Recreation Club and the purchase of a ground. It was explained that during the winter months a committee representing the village football, cricket and tennis clubs had enquired for land suitable for a recreational ground.

Their efforts had all been in vain until the previous week when a Mr P. Wright offered them five acres of land behind Market Street. This he would sell at the price he’d paid and Mr Wright also offered to lay down grass seed and allow a cricket pitch to be immediately sowed. The meeting unanimously agreed to accept his offer.

The bowling green had obviously not been thought of in 1920 although this looks like it was the start of the Recreation Club.

Best wishes

Margaret Hughes


Coronavirus Poem (Liverpool Echo)

Rainhill Recreation Club member Peter Jaundrill put pen to paper and composed this poem, which the Liverpool Echo has published. Bravo, Peter!

The world is in such crisis due to COVID-19
and all our lives have had to change in a way we’ve never seen
This virus has claimed so many lives, sadness fills the air,
and we’re told this trend will continue for a big part of the year
But although most news is bad just now, causing so much pain,
keep in mind one certain thing; good times will be back again
Until then follow best advice, stay safe and you will see,
the return of what we hold so precious; Life as it used to be