Alfresco Bites Leamington Domain New Zealand

Alfresco Bites Friday evening food market Leamington NZ

Alfresco Bites Friday evening food market Leamington NZ


Alfesco Bites Night Market
on the former Leamington Bowls’ greens is open on summer Friday evenings until March (5.30pm – 9.00pm). Last market for 2015 18/12/15 first for 2016 8/1/16.

30 October 2015

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The last summer’s days RIP Leamington Bowls 1931-2013

Keep off the greens please 9/02/2014

Keep off the greens please 9/02/2014

The first recorded reference to a bowling club in Leamington was in the Waikato Independent on the 10th of February 1921, when there was a move to form a club.

Leamington Bowling Club–75 Years Bruce Jeans (November 2005)

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Go well Genevieve Baildon – XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

Have just spotted sporting funny man Martin Devlin (not being a TV sports watcher his obvious comedic skills have completely passed me by). Isn’t he good? I might add I do manage to soak up most of the current relevant sporting atmosphere by some arrangement of smoke and mirrors but not direct participation. Anyway there he is dissing the XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi – great! – don’t agree but what cool delivery and timing. Which reminds me to say best wishes to our own Genevieve Baildon, Waikato Bowler of the Year (for the second year running). Genevieve joins Dale Lang (Wellington) and Karen Coombe (skip, Wanganui) in the womens triples squad. Genevieve began her sporting career here at Leamington Bowls. Best wishes. Keep you posted.

Cambridge | Leamington New Zealand Genevieve Baildon

Genevieve Baildon, Waikato Bowler of the Year (for the second year running) has been named in the twelve member New Zealand Commonwealth Games team to compete at XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 from the 3rd – 14th of October 2010. Genevieve joins Dale Lang (Wellington) and Karen Coombe (skip, Wanganui) in the womens triples squad. Genevieve began her sporting career at Leamington Bowls. Congratulations.

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Leamington New Zealand – Band rotunda 100 years old ctd.

Leamington Domain band rotunda

Leamington Domain band rotunda

Two photographs taken 50 years apart – I’m guessing – the black and white would seem, by the clothing, to be WW1 time – well, during the early to mid nineteen tens anyway – and I think comes from a postcard. The colour slide is from around 1960 – from the dress and the hats. Both show the band rotunda in its original position – some 100 metres from the present site. Our POV, similar in both, has Scott Street behind us – looking almost directly east – the current netball courts would be off in the top right of each photo with the present Leamington Bowls building in front of the band rotunda where the tennis courts are in the older image and on the far edge of the bowling green in the 1960s photo.

Update 23/5/2010: Hold that thought – I have just been informed that I might be wrong about the date of the black and white photo – could be in the late 20s?? I shall do some more research.

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Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009

Leamington Bowls alumna Genevieve Baildon continues to shine on the world stage as a member of New Zealand Lawn Bowls (Bowls New Zealand) team aka The Black Jacks at the Asia Pacific Bowls Championships 2009 being played in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur 6th-16th August 2009). Genevieve, 2008/09 Women’s World Junior Champion and current member of Hillcrest Bowling Club (Hamilton), joined Leamington Women’s Bowling Club (now Leamington Bowls) as a youngster during the 1996/97 season. On the national scene since 1998/99 Genevieve began playing internationally during the 2002/2003 season and joined the Black Jacks in November last year. The current campaign sees Genevieve representing New Zealand in the Pairs as lead with Val Smith (skip). She is member, also, of the Fours – again as lead – with Manu Timoti, Dale Lang and Karen Coombe (skip).

Update 1000 12/0/2009: Not great news from BowlsNZ.

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Leamington Bowling Club – 75 Years

By Bruce Jeans | February 2006. You can read it on line here.

PDF copies can be obtained by contacting me.

Published: 7/JUNE/2009


Added: 11/AUGUST/2009 PDF above Cover below
Cover Leamington Bowling Club - 75 Years

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