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Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

101 Up

By Paul Lucas Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

Friday, 22 September 2017


Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club Contributor


It is the end of the season and this is the 101st article on the website.

This weekend we have the popular friendly match at Hungerford and the Captain v President "grudge" match to finish the season and close the green.

The weather forecast is good so your intrepid website editor has put the kybosh on the day by publishing the forecast now.

Have a lovely weekend. 

Kybosh - something that serves as a check or stop —usually used in the phrase put the kybosh on

The most likely explanation for "kybosh" is that it comes from the Gaelic "cie bias" meaning "cap of death", the mask worn by the executioner at the block or the black cap of the judge when delivering the death sentence. Dickens in 1836 uses the form "kye-bosk", which suggests that he heard it as two words and so supports an Irish origin. The word was popularised in the First World War song: Belgium Put the Kybosh on the Kaiser

You can listen to it herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckNsV4MP4nU

Contact Information

John Smith

  • 01666 823643

Find Malmesbury Bowls and Social Club

The Pavilion, St John's Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9BS


Additional Information

There are limited car parking spaces at the club. If possible, please park in Cross Hayes. It is a short walk from Cross Hayes, down Silver Street, to the club house.