Shire Park Bowls Club started out as an I.C.I. employees club at Whitwell in Hertfordshire in 1949 moving to the Bessemer Road site in Welwyn Garden City in 1951. During their 30 years as I.C.I (plastics), the honours board boasted a County Treasurer, E.B. Chew from 1958 to 1983, and a County President, A.F.Gawler in 1958 who was also treasurer for the E.B.A. from 1959 to 1968.
In 1989 I.C.I. closed its operations in Welwyn Garden City and a development company took over the site and renamed it Shire Park. The Bowls Club also changed name to Shire Park hoping to remain as an amenity for the site along with the recreation club, but this was not to be, and the green was closed down. (It is now part of a car park). From then until the new green was ready the club kept together by playing away matches only.
Members rallied round and in 1991 managed to raise enough with a loan or two to purchase a plot of land at Tewin.
Our badge depicts those three stages of our history. The rampant lion with I.C.I. logo (the original), the clover shaped SP, and finally St. Peters church Tewin.
The club house was built with the help of a lottery fund grant and was handed over in June 1999.
The extension was added in 2005 which enabled a larger kitchen, dressing rooms and bar area.
Shire Park Bowls Club is situated in the village of Tewin, about 1 mile from the B1000 Hertford to Welwyn road and lies between Hertford in the east and Welwyn to the west.
Shire Park Bowls Club - Tewin
- Shire Park Bowls Club