A  Brief  History  of  the

 Buckley  Park  Bowls  Club. 

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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.

 

 

 

Address

111 Cooper St

Essendon VIC  3040
 

Call

T: 9379 5818

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