Castleton Bowling and Social Club

Club History

History of Castleton Bowling Club

In Old Rochdale Observer of 1867 there was a call for people to buy 300 shares at a pound each in Castleton subscription Bowling Green Ltd to build on the Old Cricket Ground Merefield with 300 shares offered costing a pound each (600 shares eventually were sold).

The development was done By John Parker and Son. The Green opened in May 1868 with much celebration and revelry judging by description in Rochdale Observer!-see gallery pics

President was Robert Lawton (Chairman on the night).Vice Chair John Riley

Henry Gott Hon Sec,   Richard Leach(of The Grove Inn) Treasurer

committee members were 

John Smith,Jonathon Crabtree,S.Stott, Asher Ashley, TS.Lupton, John Gott,John Riley, J.J.Moore,James Butterworth

Mr Butterworth of the Fleece Inn Oldham Road did the catering

Contact Information

Castleton Bowling and Social Club

Ashton Street
OL11 3RT

Tel: 07885 154322

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