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Mike Pickett

It is with great sadness that I have announce that Mike Pickett, a prominent member of the bowls section, passed away suddenly at home yesterday (27th)

Mike served as secretary of the section for number of years and represented the bowling club in all local leagues to a high standard.

He will be sadly missed not only with our members but also in the local bowling community were he was well respected.

RIP Mike

Re opening of the Club after Corona virus

Since the start of the Corona virus the club house has been closed to all members. With the closure a decision was made to revamp of the members lounge.

Over that period both Eric Davies and Robbie Marshall have worked tirelessly to refurbish the room with all the benches being removed, Complete re decoration, new carpet. replacement of the ceiling tiles, a new large TV at the end of the room and new entrance doors and two new windows

In addition they have redecorated the main club room.

All members owe a great amount of gratitude to them for all there hard work and commitment to the clu

 Proceedure for entry and alcohal purchace

We have to abide by the strict rules set out by the Goverment which we are applying for the complete saftey of our members.

  • There will be a one way sytem of entry into the club.
  • Each member will have to sign in.
  • There will be hand sanitisers available on entry and exit.
  • Social Distancing still applies

To order beers etc.

  • Please stand at the edge of the red area in front of the bar
  • Payment is by contactless or cash if a must
  • Your order will be placed on the bar for your collection
  • When you have finished your drink leave the empty glass on the table next to the exit door in the main lounge.
  • Sanitise your hands and order a new drink at the bar
  • On leaving please signout.

Opening Hours for members

The Club will be opening for limited periods from Sunday 5th July. The opening hours are as follows:

  • Sunday from   1:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Tuesday from 6:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Friday from    6:00pm to 11:00pm

There are several other points you should be aware of:-

  • Other than the times detailed above the Club will remain closed.
  • The lock on the porch door has been changed so there is no access into the Club unless the Bar Manager is on site.
  • The changing rooms and showers will remain closed until further notice.
  • The kitchen will remain closed until further notice.
  • No food should be brought into the Club.
  • Anyone who enters the Club must sign the register.
  • Remember this is a Members Club and no visitors allowed for the foreseeable future.

A great amount of thought has been given to the opeinng of the Club and hope that in the near future we will be able to ease the restricton.

With the creation of the Club’s website the aim is to use this to keep all members informed of our gradual opening and developments.

Please bookmark and visit the website regulary to keep upto date of developments.

The address :-

All please stay safe and well.

Thanking you for your understaning.

Sincerely yours.

Gordon Lowe ( Chairman)


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


Rainhill Rocket 190 Parade

You will recall of the Rocket190 Parade through the village which was filmed for BBC2 by label1tv last May Bank Holiday.

We have been waiting for a date when the filming of the event would be broadcasted.

At last I received notification yesterday that the programme will be televised in the second programme of’ Monkman and Seagull’s Genius Adventures’, starting on the 18th and 25th May.

Each programme starts on BB2 at 9.00pm with the filmed’ Rocket 190’ Parade on Monday the 25th May.

I am sure you will be interested in the televised programme as this, to my knowledge, is only the second time that Rainhill has been featured programme on prime Television.

I hope you enjoy the series and hope that the programmes will bring some much-needed escapism, interesting history and entertainment to the audience during this time.

If you have a Twitter account, it would be great of you could follow @label1tv and retweet the clip they have added of Eric and Bobby driving to Rainhill!


Gordon Lowe

Club Gates Closure

Completely understanding the coronavirus situation the club is currently in shutdown.

However, it may be that some members may wish to have a practice bowl on the Bowling Green and some cricket members may want to use the cricket nets it is important that the gates are locked after use.

Therefore, if you are the last member to leave the ground please lock the gates.

Many thanks

Gordon Lowe

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