The greens of the Fairfield Bowling Club are graced, on Thursday evenings during summer, with barefoot bowlers – many of them inexperienced. Gone are the white uniforms, stiff hats and stuffy attitudes of the ‘pros’- these sessions are full of laughter and camaraderie, and are held to promote membership of the club. They are also great fun to watch, and have caught my eye on more than one occasion as I’ve been passing.
I find it really interesting taking photos of my local area, as it has prompted me to look into a little of the history, to find out about the buildings/places in the images. In this case, I’ve learnt that the club was established in 1913, and that – although it has been through a few incarnations since then – it has functioned continuously ever since. For anyone interested in finding out more, their website can be found at: http://www.fairfieldbowlingclub.com.au/