Maulden Bowls Club
Moor Lane, Maulden, Bedfordshire MK45 2DJ
Maulden Bowls Club 1945
Maulden is lucky to have a really excellent lawn bowls club here in the village. A lot of people living locally may not have known that it is situated at the end of Moor Lane (and can be reached by a footpath from Duck End Lane). Hidden away, it is really a little sporting gem in the heart of Maulden.
Formed in 1923, the club has just completed its 100th season and it continuing to gain strength and members.
The club is competitive at a national level, having recently sent a team to the National Championships as well as keenly competitive in local leagues (which include, for instance: Ampthill, Stotfold, Henlow, Flitwick, Hitchin, Biggleswade teams). Extracted from mauldenvillage.org.uk
Maulden Bowls Club - Presidents Day 2016 - Facebook
The green was originally 3 Rinks and a 4th rink was added in the late 1960's by members with the original wooden pavilion being removed and a sectional Terrapin building erected and kitted out. The building was opened by Sir Ronald and Lady Stewart.
The new Village Hall was built i 1966 and the Bowls Club were well known for organising their annual Dinner / Dance and New Years dances for many years. especially when the local band 'The Ambassadors were playing.
The Snowhill Green and land was sold by the Parish Council in 1974. The Terrapin Building was sold by the club to Bow Brickhill Football Club. With the sale of the old green for £20,000 the Parish Council bought a piece of land from the estate of Reg & Frances Brown in Moor Lane. The new 6 rink green was laid by 'En Tou Cas'.
The new Club Badge was developed by Mr Des Savage and the design can be seen to this day. The flag depicts an old Maulden Manor which the story goes was originally built in the vicinity of the church fields - Namely Ragon Manor - Argent a Chevron between Harts heads.
Over recent years the club has gone from strength to strength and is the envy of the county regarding facilities. The club had a brick clubhouse and tool shed built by Ben Field and his team, during the late 80's a pitched roof was added to the clubhouse which gave extra storage space. The old turf banks were cut back and block work banks were built with timber and artificial turf.
Mr Michael Hillson has been a great benefactor to Maulden BC and became club president in 2019.
The club are putting an application to Bowls England to offer their facilities to the organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games (to be held in Birmingham) to allow visiting foreign players to practice on the Green.
extract from a potted history of Maulden Bowls Club by Ron Garner