Buying Lawn Bowls
Marlpit Bowling Greens
Marlpit Arms, Norwich
Restored and re-opened
Restored and reopened in 2016 after a campaign by the Friends of Marlpit Pub, the Marlpit Pub is now the Marlpit Arms. The status of its historic bowling green is unknown, but please update us if you know any more. Address: Hellesdon Road, NR6 5EQ Norwich, Norfolk
There used to be an Edenbridge Bowling Green on Marlpit Hill. That one is now closed, but there is still a green in the centre of Edenbridge for people wanting to play.
The most notable relics of several excavations for marl on Rusthall Common are two depressions which by the 1870s had developed into ponds. A bowling green was established to the south in 1913, but in time the site proved unsatisfactory and no trace remains today.
“Oh, yes,” Lord Llandrindon said. “A bit ruthless, but perfectly legal. Now it is properly referred to as a ‘dead bowl.’”
“My bowl is dead?” Daisy asked indignantly.
Swift returned her scowl with an implacable glance. “Never do an enemy a small injury.
It's playing bowls upon a splitting wreck;
It's walking on a string across a gulf
With millstones fore-and-aft about your neck;
But the thing is daily done by many and many a one.
And we fall, face forward, fighting, on the deck.