Welcome to the Bylet Bowling Club, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Our Club was founded in 1884 and occupies an island in the River Severn in Bridgnorth, UK.
We play 'Crown Green' bowls and have two greens. The club has twelve different teams which play in a number of local leagues:
- Shropshire Premier League (Team of 12 on Friday evenings)
- Mid-Shropshire League (two teams of 12 on Friday and one of 10 on Monday evenings)
- Highley League (four teams of 10 on Tuesday evenings)
- Mid-Shropshire Senior Citizens League (three teams of 6 on Wednesday afternoons)
- Telford Ladies League (team of 6 on Monday afternoons).
During the close season (in normal times), we play indoor short-mat bowls in the clubhouse as well as darts, dominoes, crib, whist and bingo. We also hold a number of social functions details of which can be found on the events page.
This web site was started to keep the club together following the devastating fire that destroyed our original clubhouse in August 2007. Our new clubhouse was opened in July 2009 and you can view some pictures of the restoration work on the gallery page.
Lockdown - Club Closed Again
In order to comply with the lockdown requirements which come into force at midnight on Thursday 5th November the club will be closed next weekend. Depending on circumstances, we hope to reopen on Friday 4th December.
Update. Tier 2 restrictions mean that we are unable to reopen the club until the New Year.27 Nov 2020 by John Palmer
Christmas Opening Arrangements
The club will continue to be open on Fridays and Saturdays only but will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We will open on New Year's Day (Friday) as usual - depending on lockdown conditions.30 Oct 2020 by John Palmer
Greens are now closed
End of season renovation work has now been completed on both greens. Unfortunately, the spiking of the No.2 has meant that it's not in a condition to bowl so the Friday night competitions are cancelled until further notice.01 Oct 2020 by John Palmer
Club Opening - New Regulations
The club will continue to open on Fridays & Saturdays only from 7am to 10pm. Due to the opening restrictions, bingo on Saturdays will now start at 8pm.
Please remember that you are now required to wear face protection in the club until you are seated.25 Sep 2020 by John Palmer
The next committee meeting will be held sometime in the New Year.18 Sep 2020 by John Palmer
New Web Site
The club web site has been converted to a new Google Site as the old Classic Sites are being discontinued. The old one will be available for a limited time here. News items will occasionally be removed from the home page to the current year in News Archive.
Some pictures of how the February floods affected the club can be seen on the gallery page. They were taken on Wednesday 26th when the river was at its peak level - 5.2m.26 Feb 2020 by John Palmer