The concept of a bowling club in Townhill Village was first conceived by a group of local miners looking for a means of competitive recreation in 1899.
The Dunfermline Carnegie Trust then donated the 'green' situated in Green Street subject to the proviso that there must always be a bowling green on the site and if the green was ever to close the land would revert back to the trust.
Townhill Bowling Club has had many highs and lows over its 112 years of existence, and has undergone many changes during that time, but now in 2012 it is still highly respected in Bowling circles, perhaps as a consequence of the adversity facing all clubs currently Townhill has more enthusiasm to succeed than ever before.
has won many prestigious competions throughout it`s existence.
There have been many good bowlers in the club over the years, the most successful being David Adamson who gain the great distinction of being Capped for Scotland several times between 1956 and 1970.
Bowling Club held the title 'Fife Champions' in 1965, 'The Rink'
being J. Stevens J. Frail. T.Oswald.and D Adamson.
In more recent years the ladies Section has also contributed greatly in bringing success to the club by taking part in the National finals held at Ayr, 'The Rink' being made up of Mrs. Findlay, Betty Fairfeild , Helen Sands and Mary Falconer.
The most sucsessful lady bowler in the club's history must be Mrs Carty who won the 'Ladies Championship' a record 15 times, a close second to date is Mrs M. Falconer who has achieved this same accolade 13 times !
For many years the club was run under the stewardship of Mr James Hunter. As club Secretary he gained an imense knowledge and was well known within the bowling fraternity, although he still lives in the village Jim no longer takes an active role in the club, but he is always willing to impart his knowledge when required.
is keen to be an integral part Townhill village life and if you
think you would like to try 'Bowling' please dont be afraid to
come along and join in.
Bowling has a reputation of being an older person's sport but with many younger members now participating the sport is growing in popularity across all generations, therefore once you try it you may just 'get hooked' - so be warned ! ---------------There will always be somebody on hand to make you feel welcome and provide assistance.
a licensed function hall and can also provide catering or entertainment
if required for your meeting or special occasion at very keen
The hall can be booked by contacting the club 01383 726940 (after 7pm)
or daytime phone on 01383 736423
or by E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
(Club President )