Its our Birthday today – 130 years and still going strong. Its always nice to know about the clubs history and anyone who wants to read more, can find details on the history page of the club website, hopefully at least some of you have already done so, but if not have a look at this page. Club History | Corstorphine Bowling Club
We are always trying to learn more about the early days and thanks to some hard work by Angus McGarry and some detective work we have just discovered some more information on our President in 1921 J (Jimmy) H Hunter. In 1957 he donated a bench to the club, reason unknown. Angus has recently restored the bench to its former glory and it is now sitting proudly alongside the green with the plaque he discovered which can once again be read.
We have subsequently established that J H Hunter was the father of H (Harry) A Hunter, President in 1972 and (as far as we know today) therefore the first son to follow their father as Club President. Something we had previously attributed to the Davis family. G Davis in 1958 and G F Davis in 1973.
Strange it should be in consecutive years as the next time it happened, it again occurred consecutively.
Ian Sutherland 1980 & David Sutherland 2006
George Blair 1998 & Joe Blair 2007
Here’s to the next 130 years!!
The Management Committee