Date(s) - 15/09/2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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We are open twice for heritage open days this year, on the Sundays of 15th and 22nd September.
Here’s the information from the Heritage open Days Website: Visit Summerhill Bowling Club, situated in Summerhill Square (as seen in “A House Through Time”). Discover the rich history of Summerhill Square and find out how the local community rescued the bowling club for community use.
Summerhill Bowling Club is a hidden gem, tucked away in Summerhill Square behind the busy Westgate Hill. Summerhill square, a Georgian/Victorian square built between 1820 and 1860 is a treasure trove of history – with no less than 5 blue plaques, it has been inhabited by a range of fascinating characters, from the slave and civil rights campaigner Frederick Douglass, to Mo Mowlem who was instrumental in bringing peace to Northern Ireland.
As well as discovering the history of Summerhill Bowling Club, from its glory days when famous sportsmen such as WG Grace, Jackie Milburn and Len Shackleton played bowls here, to its modern reinvention as a community hub, we will also offer a tour of the Summerhill area, looking at the Barber Surgeon’s Hall, built by John Dobson, the houses of Robert Stephenson and Joshua Alder (as featured in BBC 2′s A House Through Time) and much more.
The tour will take place at 2pm.