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Harold Hill Match

The game against Harold Hill that was cancelled because of rain will be now played on Tuesday 29th June , sheet will go up asap.

Charlie, June 20, 2021, 12:04 p.m.

Thurs 24th

Essex Vice president V group 4 match on the 24th June has been cancelled we be having the Henry Sergent roll up instead usual time 1:30.

Charlie, June 17, 2021, 7:19 p.m.

Green testing

Th spoon drive went off well Monday the 3rd very cold but nice to be playing again. Green testing will take place Tue 3rd at 3 o'clock if you can make it turn up and help

Charlie, May 3, 2021, 6:10 p.m.


at last we can open for business, a bunch of volunteers have been working hard to deep clean the club if you went anywhere near the clubhouse you had a paint brush stuck in your hand ,the council workers have done a marvellous job on the green while other volunteers have done gardening . Kicking the season off with a spoon drive on Monday 2nd May be there 1:30 to start at 2:00.

Charlie, April 28, 2021, 9:48 a.m.


Sadly Joan Philips has died, she was a very long time member who rarely missed a day until lockdown . The funeral will take place at East London Crematorium Tuesday 9th of march at 3pm.

Charlie, Feb. 17, 2021, 12:49 p.m.


DEREK ROBINSON, Jan. 6, 2021, 12:09 p.m.


So sad to hear about Dave Simon passing away he was a loverly man and one of the giants of our club always busy and always smiling R.I.P Dave you will be greatly missed.

Chalie, Dec. 16, 2020, 6:46 p.m.


November Members newsletter emailed on 28th November. If you did not recieve a copy please ask for one.

Derek Robinson, Nov. 30, 2020, 4:59 p.m.


A copy of the 100 club winners has been posted in pictures have a look you might be lucky

Charlie, Oct. 28, 2020, 9:54 a.m.


The weather spoilt the start of the gardening and green keeping but we used the opportunity to photo all the ground which will be useful to show before/during/after photos.

Derek Robinson, Oct. 27, 2020, 1:11 p.m.


Repaint rink markings has been added to the Spring Schedule

Derek Robinson, Oct. 23, 2020, 12:58 p.m.

Derek Can you add to the "DIY" the remarking of the rinks. It is coming very hard for us "Old Codgers (?) to distinguish one rink for another. Keep the good work and I hope to see you next week. Regards Joe

Joe Blackhall, Oct. 23, 2020, 10:53 a.m.

Garden schedule

The winter and spring garden schedule can be seen in the social events tab

Charlie, Oct. 21, 2020, 4:50 p.m.


Just as well we done have matches coming up with President Dave Simon on 6 weekshospital treatment Keith Avery shortly going in to hospital to have his leg sorted out Mick Rigby also off to hospital and he will be out of action until early December Wish them well and maybe give them a bell to cheer them up

Derek Robinson, Oct. 20, 2020, 12:10 p.m.

Just found out Mick Rigby arranged a grant of around £10,000 pounds from the council owing to COVID-19. A life save for the clubs finances. well done Mick

Derek Robinson, Oct. 20, 2020, 12:04 p.m.

Just posted on the facebook latest EIBA information on covid-19 guidance. Things may not be quite as bad. Take a look

Derek Robinson, Oct. 19, 2020, 9:58 p.m.

A survey has been posted on the Facebook site seeking your thoughts on revitalising the club. Its in your interest, please complete the survey.


Your response is needed to complete the picture .

Derek Robinson, Oct. 16, 2020, 4:50 p.m.


a facebook group as been formed for members to communicate. Please join the group and contribute. In these dark and dismal days its GOOD TO TALK, put photos, jokes anythig to break the monotany of the lockdown.



Derek Robinson, Oct. 16, 2020, 1:35 p.m.


Many thanks to Mick Rigby and Joe Blackhall for arranging the games in the season and to Eddie Fancourt and Mick for supplying a grande buffet at the last roll up which was appreciated by all who attended.

Derek Robinson, Oct. 16, 2020, 9:33 a.m.


Photo,s of the finals are in pictures give them a look . Thanks to Derek

Charlie, Sept. 14, 2020, 8:52 p.m.

Finals Weekend

Thanks to the weather we had a very pleasant weekend of Club Competition Finals. On Saturday morning we had Edna Bono beating Sheila Endean and Ed Fancourt Winning against Joe Blackhall. The afternoon was Championship time with Sheila Moore overcoming Shelia Endean in a very close game and Mick Rigby beating, a very new bowler, Ken Ladlow. Sunday gave us another close game with Sheila Endean & Martin Cuthbert coming from behind to beat Edna Bono & Jeff McPherson in the Mixed Pairs This concluded a very pleasant weekend end of bowls and it was made even more so by those of us who were able to come to watch and encourage the competitors.

Joe Blackhall, Sept. 14, 2020, 2:58 p.m.

finals 2020

great first day looking forward to last final sunday morning

derek robinson, Sept. 12, 2020, 5:04 p.m.

Club roll ups

The club is up and running again and seems busier than ever even with limited membership ,the busy days seem to be Tuesday morning Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning Mick ,Martin and Joe have done well getting things moving if the weather holds it could end up a good season. Nice to see Keith after his Knee opp hope he is back playing soon, hope to see Dave Simon back soon I wish him well.

Charlie, Aug. 5, 2020, 7:08 p.m.

Henry Sargent Thursdays

We will be starting the Henry Sargent comp from Thursday 9th July everyone who plays will automatically be in the comp , it will be mixed with a change of format for this season triples, still twelve ends . Be there from 1:30 for a two O'clock start. We are limited to three rinks so its first come first served if more than eighteen arrive, although we will try to accommodate all.

Charlie, July 5, 2020, 11:46 a.m.


As from the 4th of July the club will attempt to get the Tuesday and Thursday rollup going nothing definite yet will let you know nearer the time. Miick is hoping to open the bar all drinks to be consumed outside, also Joe is running some club competitions sometime from the end of July. Martin is still taking the rink bookings if you want to use a rink ring him first.Hope you are all well and see you soon.

Charlie, June 27, 2020, 1:14 p.m.


Group 4 have cancelled their 2020 programme. I will let you know about other leagues as soon as I know.

Charlie, March 22, 2020, 8:06 a.m.



Charlie, March 17, 2020, 7:10 p.m.

Hi Graham just checking it’s working

Charlie , July 4, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Rearranged game

The Clockhouse game against Central Essex that was called off because of rain will now be played Tuesday 2nd July

Charlie, June 8, 2019, 6:17 p.m.

clockhouse again

This is why I thought to have it early miss the crowds, and I don't want to frighten the children.

Charlie, May 6, 2019, 10:37 p.m.

Clockhouse League.

Presumably the lady members will also have to do the run, presumably in Lycra shorts? If it wasn't so early, a big crowd might be expected!

Ron Day., May 5, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Monday starts the season with a spoon drive ,starts at 1:30 for 2 O'clock.Tuesday a roll up Thursday a roll up both the roll ups are 1:30 for 2 O'clock

Charlie, May 1, 2019, 4:38 p.m.


This year i am determined Haynes Park will win the Clockhouse League This will entail a strict training regime , all players on match day must turn up at 7 am at the clubhouse in Lycra shorts and tops and run 3 miles around the park stopping halfway to do 50 press-ups if anyone survives they MUST then buy the afternoon Captain and my co selector a pint before the match.anyone not complying with this will do the washing up after the match.

Charlie, April 28, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

Colins Wednesday afternoons

Today Wed 30 /1 /19 is the last day of Colins Wednesday club afternoons.

Charlie, Jan. 30, 2019, 3:05 p.m.


Next meal is the 15th February . Dinner, cottage pie, sweet, Apple Strudel . 6 O'clock sit down

Charlie, Jan. 22, 2019, 2:49 p.m.

Annes meal

Annes meal 25th Jan has been cancelled the new date has to be announced

Charlie, Jan. 12, 2019, 9:44 a.m.

Two dates for 2019

signing on day for 2019 season 23rd March

Ann's next Friday meal is 25th January

Charlie, Nov. 26, 2018, 9:36 a.m.


The Bar-B-Q this year is on the Saturday the 25th August tickets £7

admin, Aug. 8, 2018, 4:11 p.m.

Clockhouse again

Not doing to bad in the Clockhouse league about midway in the table, got a friendly against St Chads Tuesday always have a good afternoon with them,

admin, Aug. 7, 2018, 9:33 a.m.

New season

The new season starts on 30th of April with a spoon drive, be there 1:30 for a 2 O'clock start. The first Clockhouse league match is on Friday 4th May at home and a rearranged match with Central Essex to be played
Wednesday 2nd May. The Tuesday And Thursday roll ups will start 1st and 3rd of May. A busy first week.

Charlie, March 24, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

clockhouse again

After a good start we have dropped down to eighth in the Clockhouse league

Charlie, Sept. 8, 2017, 10:42 a.m.


Got the first Clockhouse match out of the way against Liberty, we won two rinks and drew one so we won overall

Charlie, May 6, 2017, 7:06 p.m.

Friday night meals

What a great meal Dave, Sheila, and Ann made for us all on Friday evening it must take a lot of work preparing it. Chicken casserole with jam roll poly to follow. How they do it for the money charged is a mystery. mustn't forget The great job Colin the barman does

Charlie, March 4, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

good news

Hi Ron glad to hear everything has gone well Barb and myself are going to come round (want to see this nurse!).will phone first

Charlie, Feb. 15, 2017, 9:38 a.m.

Ron Day TKR

Many thanks to everyone who enguired about my second knee replacement. Everything seems to be on track and hope to have stitches removed this Thursday. Finding it easier to cope this time round due to previous experience. In addition I have a very caring nurse, what would I do without her?

Ron Day, Feb. 13, 2017, 7:50 p.m.

Pre-Xmas Weds. Get together.

Many thanks to Colin for arranging today's get together, also for the mince pies, biscuits, tea etc. Over 20 people attended, there was a lot of chat and laughter, particularly when the party poppers were fired. It doesn't take a lot to make people happy!. photos are in pictures under Colins wednesday afternoon.

Ron Day., Dec. 21, 2016, 3:31 p.m.

Xmas buffet

The Xmas buffet was well supported everyone had a good time, many thanks to Dave and his helpers it must take a lot of work, thanks again Dave Sheila and Colin the barmen.

Charlie, Dec. 11, 2016, 9:42 a.m.


A heartfelt thanks to Joyce and Ron Day for taking on the role of photographers for our pictures tab. David Bailey has got nothing on this pair.

Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Sept. 22, 2016, 11:24 a.m.

Captain V R M Captain

Had a brilliant afternoon for Captain V R M Captain match with the retired members winning .Win or lose it is always a very pleasant afternoon with bragging rights as the prize. Thanks to all who took part and made it such a enjoyable day.

Charlie, Sept. 21, 2016, 6:28 p.m.

Charity Day

As you all can see, the Charity Day in aid of St.Francis Hospice was a great success and enjoyed by all those taking part who dug deep to raise the £450. Such a shame not all our members could attend as these "Get-together" Events are a good way to meet and make friends with the bowlers who are unable to get along for the Club afternoons. Sure Pat would be delighted to receive a donation from anyone who wasn't able to attend in person, it is a Charity very dear to the hearts of many of our members who have been glad of the St.Francis services. Pat did a great job organising everything.

Joyce , Sept. 17, 2016, 10:27 a.m.


The charity day went extremely well, five rinks were used with £450 being raised for St Francis hospice. Well done captain Pat and Len for organising the day and to all the cake makers and people who donated raffle prizes the tea makers and the washeruppers. All in all a very successful day.

Charlie, Sept. 15, 2016, 7:27 p.m.


The new number for the club is 01708, 444002

bowlsadmin, Aug. 16, 2016, 7:02 p.m.

Ron /Frank

Ron goes in hospital for his knee op Tuesday 28th wish him a quick recovery and Frank Crouch is poorly with some sort of kidney problem,hope to see them both back bowling soon

Charlie, June 27, 2016, 4:40 p.m.

friendlies /Clockhouse

Another friendly has had to be cancelled this time with Prittlewell its always been a popular match and well supported sadly this seems the way friendlies are going.On the up side we are doing well in the Clockhouse league Joint top with Upminster, a long way to go though.

bowlsadmin, June 3, 2016, 9:11 a.m.

Some interesting photos in pictures of the fire ay the clubhouse in 1991. Kindly donated by Christine

Charlie, June 1, 2016, 10:55 a.m.

Special Birthday

A very big "Thank you" to all concerned for the lovely flowers to mark my birthday. If you would like to see just how pretty they were I am hoping, with a little help from Charlie, to put a photo on our Pictures Page. The gift was a lovely thought and a complete surprise. See you all soon. Joyce

Joyce Day, April 12, 2016, 3:56 p.m.

Alf Lodge

Alf Lodge who was a member for many years until he moved to Devon to be near his daughter sadly died. He passed away peacefully on the 31st March. He was 98 years of age.

Charlie, April 4, 2016, 8:19 p.m.

Quiz night

Went to the quiz night Saturday 13th didn't even win the booby, still, had a good chat with everyone . It was well supported and quizmaster Dave was in top form well done Dave must be hard work. Looking forward to Fridays meal.

Charlie, Feb. 16, 2016, 8:24 a.m.


Ivans funeral will take place on Thursday 4th of February at 11:20 at Upminster Crematorium, then afterwards at Havering indoor bowls.

Charlie, Jan. 26, 2016, 9:21 a.m.


Sadly, Ivan Stevenson died on Monday 18th January although he had been ill for some time his death was unexpected. Deepest sympathy to his partner Sylvia

Charlie, Jan. 19, 2016, 8:23 a.m.


The funeral of Owen Martin was held on Tuesday 12th Feb. The chapel at Corbets Tey was packed with family and friends saying goodbye. Owen who had been at Haynes Park many years had served in most of the positions in the club including President, after he stopped playing he still came and supported the club he will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathy to Christine and her family.

bowlsadmin, Jan. 15, 2016, 7:52 p.m.

Christmas dinner

Many thanks to Bob Carol Terry and Colin for a very enjoyable Xmas turkey dinner. It was a good turnout everyone enjoyed the evening.

Charlie, Dec. 20, 2015, 9:48 a.m.

Xmas Party.

We agree with the comments below. It was a great evening and the buffet was excellent. A big thank you to Dave & Sheila for all their hard work. Mustn't forget Colin & Bob for their contribution as well. It was very well attended, making an excellent atmosphere.

Ron & Joyce Day., Dec. 14, 2015, 1:51 p.m.

Christmas party

Had a great night at the xmas get together top marks to Dave and Sheila who organised it The buffet was tip top . Must have took a lot of work.Nice to see our new members to.

bowlsadmin, Dec. 13, 2015, 4:46 p.m.

End of season

Ended the season with a spoon drive, Ha.d a really enjoyable day glorious weather its a shame to go indoors.Nonie and Dolly took the ladies prize and Ted won the mens.

Charlie, Sept. 28, 2015, 4:11 p.m.


Whoops, typo, need proof reader! Joyce 🍹🍹🍹

Joyce, Aug. 14, 2015, 8:25 a.m.


A big thank you to Christine and her helpers for all their efforts in making the BBQ such a success. Over £400 was raised for the club funds which will benefit all members. A good evening in a good cause - well done.

Joyce., Aug. 14, 2015, 8:09 a.m.

Charity day

There will be no club afternoon on August 27th instead there will be a charity fun afternoon, £2 entry fee, tea and cakes for sale and a game of target bowls,all profits to go to a charity nominated by whoever,s name is pulled out of a hat. Start at two O'clock be there at 1:30 or thereabouts.

charlie and Christine, Aug. 6, 2015, 7:25 p.m.

Has anyone borrowed a set of Taylor Lignoid, size 4 from the changing room. They were in a bag at the side of the lockers.

Ron Day, Aug. 1, 2015, 9:56 a.m.


I am giving away all of my fishing gear anyone who has a youngster or know anyone who can use it. RODS, ROD RESTS, FLOATS, every thing you need to start. 01708 441259.

Charlie, July 7, 2015, 7:51 a.m.

semi finals

We have reached the semi finals of both the Morton trophy and the Roger Burton cup, well done all of those involved.

Charlie, July 4, 2015, 5:03 p.m.

Friendlies and Clockhouse

another friendly cancelled for lack of support anyone got any ideas how to stop the rot. Clockhouse Teams not doing to bad we must be mid table by now.

Charlie, July 2, 2015, 7:58 p.m.


The friendly against Clockhouse Sunday 21st has had to be cancelled only six names down for it

Charlie, June 19, 2015, 6:51 p.m.

More players please

Another win this time against Brentwood. We need more players for Fri 19th against Clockhouse away also the Friendly Sunday 21st

Charlie, June 15, 2015, 6:30 p.m.


Well done!, I saw Wally D'eath the Founder of the Clockhouse League, whilst going round Sainsburys on Friday and we talked quite a bit about times past, as we older bowlers tend to!

Ron Day, June 8, 2015, 9:46 a.m.

Clockhouse win

Hooray our first win in the clockhouse, it was against Central Essex away. Well done lets hope its the first of a run.

Charlie, June 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

Pat Chatfield

Sorry to hear about Pats accident at the Chelsea Flower show seems she took a nasty fall and damaged her eye socket,she will be out of action for some time. Wish you well Pat.

Charlie, June 1, 2015, 1:52 p.m.


Many more names wanted for the friendly against Orsett Sunday May 24th, a poor turnout for all friendlies so far this season anyone got any ideas why, or how we can turn it around.

Charlie, May 17, 2015, 12:45 p.m.

Friendly against Thurrock

Re the last message the friendly has been cancelled by Thurrock

Charlie, May 12, 2015, 11 a.m.

Friendly against Thurrock

We need six more player for Saturdays friendly against Thurrock at home.Starts 2:30

Charlie, May 11, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Club Afternoons.

Very upset to learn that this Thursday's Club Afternoon has been cancelled due to two County matches being arranged, in addition to the Clockhouse match. Surely club afternoons should be sacrosanct and any additional games arranged for other days or in the evenings. We have quite a few new members who are using these days to acclimatise themselves to bowling, in addition to older members who for medical reasons can no longer participate in Club matches.

Ron Day., May 11, 2015, 9:44 a.m.

Thursday 14th May

As there is a clockhouse match plus two county matches which take precedent there will be no Henry Sargent on Thursday 14th May

Charlie, May 10, 2015, 8:48 p.m.

Well done Charlie. Thank you for the information.

Jean, May 10, 2015, 4:57 p.m.

Stan Jordan

The Stan Jordan comp startsTuesday 11th May book closes at 1:45

Charlie, May 9, 2015, 6:38 p.m.

New Message Board

Welcome to your new message board!. To leave a message, use the form above. The message box supports Markdown, which means you can do all sorts of formatting if you'd like to. We've had to password protect the message board to prevent spam. Ask Charlie for the password.


Chris Brett, May 2, 2015, 5:41 p.m.