Blantyre Bowlers gathered in May 1978 to start off another season at the Miner’s Welfare Club.
Vice President, Mr. A.S.R Miller handed over the “silver jack” to Mrs Johnstone, wife of the President, Mr Johnstone (pictured left). The seasons always got underway with a bit of a ceremony like this.
Mrs Johnstone was given the honour of throwing the first jack of the season. In 1978, the Welfare Bowling club had 122 members, along with 10 junior members and they started off with high hopes of a successful year. A high turnout gathered for the first games that year.
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From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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