Robert Peel. Booklets are available showing the history of the club, but a few highlights include:
1814: Lord George Townsend, owner of Tamworth Castle sold the
Castle and its grounds.
1821: The green is laid out by Mr John Robins, the then owner of
1829: Permission is granted by the Court Bailiffs to build a wall
enclosing the bowling green.
1845: Club minutes show the season ended with 3/- in hand. The green boy was paid £1-10-0 as well as
being supplied with a pair of boots. Other bills included oysters 19/-, waiter 3/- and gardener for
destroying worms 7/-.
1852: The late Prime Ministers son, Robert Peel Jnr is sent a memo
reminding him that his subscriptions are now overdue.
1860: Subscriptions are noted at costing 12/6d per year.
1901: Good Friday, April 5th, opening day of the season, play
stopped as the Inspector of Police came on to the green and
summoned the 14 members for buying intoxicating liquors
during the prohibited hours of Good Friday.
1930: The bowling club formed a Ladies section, taking over the bowling green on Tuesdays and
Thursday afternoons with gentlemen members not being
allowed to watch.
1950: The Castle Bowls Club lost the use of the ground and gardens
that ran down to the river.
1977: The green, gardens and the clubhouse is purchased by its
members for £4000.
1980: A professional greenkeeper was employed by the club and
improvements made to the green.
Images above show, from top to bottom, Ladies Day 1922, club members 1905 and Ladies Day 1983.