The Club was established in 1974 at Holbrook Lane, Chislehurst, to assist in the upkeep and defraying costs of the Green (donated by Mrs.Jacobs, a widow of a Mason), which was the amenity for the Residents of the ‘Prince George, Duke of Kent Court Masonic Home’. In 2006, with changing times and Residents entering the Home at a later age and not playing bowls anymore, the Club, which, by then, had members who were not residents (some not Masons either), was asked to find other other facilities, with financial help from the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution, who were keen to develop the Site.
Having registered as a Community Amateur Sports Club in October 2006, the Club, now incorporated, acquired the land they now occupy, leased from the London Borough of Bromley and set about building their own Green and Clubhouse, which was completed by April 2007. Our then Chairman, Edward G.Camp ( known as ‘Ted’), made the move possible and was responsible for all the planning and organisation of the work involved. Ted became our Life President in 2013. He died on the 30th June 2018 and will be greatly missed.
The Video below shows the substantial building works involved
to facilitate the move from Chislehurst to Mottingham.
If you have the time (13 minutes), it’s really worth watching.
A TIP = A better quality picture, if you don’t enlarge
Background music is part of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23
OUR CLUBHOUSE WAS EXTENDED IN 2015
In 2015, we built a substantial extension to our Clubhouse, with the help of a very generous legacy, gifted to us by a very respected member of the Club, the Late George D. Fluester
Progress of the works involved are shown in photos in our Photo Gallery
~ ‘Building the Extension’ ~ Phase 1, 2, Final Phase & Opening Day
To open the GALLERY, CLICK HERE