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Royal British Legion (Farnborough) Bowls Club

History of Club

The Royal British Legion was formed in 1929.

Harold Powell was our most prestigious member, in 1958 he became  Men's National Singles Champion, in 1975 with partners, Geoff Kirby and W. Stewert were the Men's National Triples Champions.in 1966 they were Runners up in the Men's National Triples Championship they lost to Clevedon Bowls Club who could of possibly had the Great David Bryant as an opponent.

Harold  was an international player in the years of 1959, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970 (Captain)

The RBL when playing in the A & D. Premier League were Winners in 1937, 1942,1958,1959,1960,1961 and the last time 1968.

Royal British Legion Bowls - "National Finals"  RINKS played at Paddington.

Winners   1980  J.O' Hara  - R.Short - W. Stewart - H. Powell

Runners up.  1979   K. Oliver - R. Short - W.Stewart - H. Powell .

Runners up.  1981   R. Garwell - J. O' Hara - W.Stewart - H.Powell

Now we come to the Aldershot & District League.

Singles Championship - W. J. Campbell   1934 / 1936 / 1939 / 1941 / 1942 / 1944 / 1948.

E. J. Eggar  1940 / 1943     A.S. Dexter  1947.   W.J.Winchester  1954.    A. Ashworth  1961 / 1962

H. Powell  1951 / 1952 / 1955 / 1959 / 1964 /1965 / 1966

Champion of Champions Singles    W.Stewart    1965.    H. Powell  1966.

Pairs Champions  S.H. Dexter & W.J. Campbell   1931.      W. Winchester & H. Powell   1952 / 1953

A. M. Swann & W.J. Campbell   1959 / 1960      W. Lee & H. Powell  1965.    W Winchester & E.C. Websell  1966 / 1953

E.C. Websell & H. Powell  1969

Triples Champions.  W.Cowley, W. Winchester & H. Powell    1951 / 1953      J.T. Thomas  J. Green & A.D. Hills  1956

G.H. Rowell,  W. Winchester & H. Powell   1958    J.T. Thomas, A.D. Hills & A.A. Ashworth  1959

E.C. Websell, W. Winchester & H.Powell   1961       R. George, A Ashworth & H. Powell   1964

E.C. Websell, A. Ashworth & H. Powell     1966 / 1967      W. Stewart, E.C. Websell & H. Powell    1970

G. Kirby, W. Stewart & H. Powell   1977 / 1980 

Rinks Champions.     A.H. Brown, S.H. Dexter, H,H. Waldron & W.J. Campbell   1931   

E. Paice, A.B. Chubb, E.H. Egger & W.J. Campbell   1938 / 1939     W. Winchester, G. Rowell, W. Cowley & H. Powell  1953 

A.D. Hills, A. Ashworth, W. Winchester & H. Powell   1958       R. George, E. Websell, A. Ashworth & H. Powell  1965

G. Kirby, B. Galfskiy, G. Rowley & K. Oliver   1969     G.  Kirby, G. Owen, W. Savory & K.Oliver    1971

W. Stewart, B. Galfskiy, W. Winchester & H. Powell   1972     W. Stewart, B. Galfskiy, G. Rowley & H. Powell    1974

W. Stewart, J. O'Hara, G. Kirby & H. Powell    1978 

Two Wood Triples Champions      W. Stewart, G. Rowley & H. Powell  1973      G. Kirby, W. Stewart & H. Powell   1975 /1978

Coventry Cup Winners   -   1964 / 1965 / 1967 / 1968 / 1969 / 1971 / 1979 & 1984.

It has been a great pleasure going back through the Records of the Royal British Legion (Farnborough) Bowls Club.

But it would be even greater if in the future we could have  winning individuals. So PLEASE step forward and put the Legion

in a winning trend.