Bowling in Addiewell

Photo:Opening of Addiewell bowling green, 1930.  Left: James Erskine, Oil Works manager; Bertie Brown (right, in hat); Jimmy Morrison (second right, white hair).

Opening of Addiewell bowling green, 1930. Left: James Erskine, Oil Works manager; Bertie Brown (right, in hat); Jimmy Morrison (second right, white hair).

West Lothian Local History Library. All rights reserved. S1. 141.

By Sybil Cavanagh


Bowling Club

A bowling club was opened in 1930 just off the site of the old square in front of Watt Street, and this flourished for a long number of years until lack of money forced its closure last year [1966].  William Robinson and Alex Auld were prominent officials and enthusiastic bowlers and Johnnie McWhinney a keen groundsman during its heyday.

 

Midlothian Advertiser, 10 March 1967, page 1

 

This page was added by Sybil Cavanagh on 15/08/2012.
Comments about this page

Jimmy Morrison is my great grandfather, we have this picture at home, I did not know this was him until I stumbled upon on the photo and realised I had seen him on this page.

 

By Katie Dodd
On 22/06/2019