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Bowling Club

Croquet at the Bowling Club

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Hebden Bridge has a new sports club and venue based on the old Hebden Bowling Club along the Hebden Water. Originally built in 1898 as a recreation facility for workers at the nearby Lee Mill, it remained in use as a bowling club until some five years ago when it ceased use. 

Three years ago it was bought by the Midgehole WMA, better known to all as the Blue Pig, and after extensive work by volunteers clearing vegetation and renovating the pavilion, which had been badly vandalised, it has reopened as a croquet club affiliated to the Croquet Association.


The club has sessions on Friday afternoons, 2-5, and visitors are welcome to play, learn the game or just partake of the refreshments.

There will be two last sessions on 20th and 27th September before the club closes for the autumn. The pavilion is also available for hire for social events. It is particularly suitable for childrens’ parties as it is very safe and off-road.

The easiest way to access the club is from Spring Grove along the path by the river past the archery and cricket clubs. 

For more information contact Jo Sweeney on 07956 009048.