Executive Committee 2019
Chairman: Bob Moseley
Vice-chairman: Mark Heywood
Secretary: Maggie Moseley
Treasurer: Glenise Heywood
Membership Secretary/Social Sub Cttee: Julia Hill
Social Committee: Ian Sisson, Rob Howarth
Member: Trish Jordas
Team Captains 2019
‘A’ Team: Mark Heywood
‘B’ Team: Sid Smith
‘C’ team: Glenise Heywood
Rothay 'A': Barbara Pettit
Rothay 'B': Maggie Moseley/Ian Sisson
Seniors' 'A': Ann Anderson
Seniors’ ‘B’: Trish Jordas
Floodlit League: Rob Howarth
History of the club
In June 1996 an open meeting was held at the Royal Oak, Lindale, to canvas interest in forming a bowling club. To the surprise of the organisers, Ian Sisson and Bill Flunder, 25 people turned up, and a working party was formed to start planning. The first documented meeting took place in March 1998, and a committee was formed.
After considering a number of options around the village, the church field was chosen as the site for the green, and in 1998 planning permission was granted. In September 1998 indoor bowling started in the village hall, using hired, and later second-hand, mats. The following summer, the first outside bowling took place at the Cartmel Grange nursing home on Risedale hill.
In the meantime, fund-raising events were organised, and John Brierley applied for grants from a number of bodies, as well as putting in an application for charitable status. This was on the basis that the bowling green would be a resource for local people, including children from the village school. In November 2002 the lease with the church was finalised, and site clearance work could begin. In March 2003 charitable status was granted, and construction work began in earnest. Much of the work was done by members on a voluntary basis. Grants were obtained form a number of bodies, including the Taylor Newton Hibbert Trust, South Lakeland District Council, Awards for All, The Gannet Foundation, and DEFRA.
Matches against other clubs began in 2004, ‘home’ matches being played initially at Heversham, with social bowling taking place on the promenade green in Grange.
In 2004 Lindale joined a league for the first time, the Rural League, and in 2005 joined the Kendal and District League in Division 5.
The pavilion was built during 2005, and the green formally opened, by Tim Farron MP, on 22nd April 2006.
Lindale now has 8 league teams, and around 60 members, with regular informal social bowling sessions. The green is also available for visitors to play when not being used for matches.