Ladies Section at the Vale Bowling Club
The Vale of Leven Bowling Club Ladies' Section was formed in 1923 when 15 members' wives managed to get their menfolk to allow them the use of the east green for one afternoon per week. An annual subscription of 5 shillings (25p) was charged for membership.
The first lady champion was a Mrs. Taig who was awarded the princely sum of £1.00 from the men's committee. This doesn't sound like much but to put it in context it was four times the annual subs.
The first recorded A.G.M. of the Ladies' Section was held in the clubhouse on 28 April 1926, when Mrs. J Rogers was elected President. By 1935 the membership had risen to 25 and it was agreed that they should join the newly formed Scottish Women's Bowling Association.
Since these early days the Ladies Section has gone from strength to strength. They are one of the most competitive clubs in the district and provide a full quota of players for all the annual representative games.
Note: If any of the ladies would like to contribute images or content for this section I will be happy to include it. Contact me if you would like to do so.