A  Brief  History  of  the

 Buckley  Park  Bowls  Club. 



1956   Original Lease Signed.


1957   Became a separated entity from Essendon Civic

        Association and named Buckley Park Bowling Club.


1957   Inaugural Committee elected.  

       Greens construction commenced.


1958   Original clubhouse construction began;  

        Buckley Park Ladies Bowling Club formed;

        Greens seed sown;

               Official Opening Day, 6th December, 1958.


1959   First Pennant Match played.


1960   No. 2 Green laid down;

        No. 1 Lighting erected.


1961    1000 pound Grant from Essendon City Council.


1966   No. 3 Green proposed.


1967   Large Clubhouse completed.


1968   Liquor Licence granted.


1969   No. 3 Green laid down.


1975   Clubhouse destroyed by fire.

        Rebuilt Clubhouse opened 23/25th September.


1982   Silver Anniversary celebrated.


1985   Club Incorporated and renamed "Buckley Park Bowls        Club Incorporated". 


2007   Desalination Plant installed.


2012   Electric Lighting installed on No. 3 Green.





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