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FROM THE ARCHIVE 6 – LEAGUE MEMORIES PART 2 : 2016 & 2017

After a barren season in 2015, the Club returned to winning ways in 2016 with the Kestrels bouncing back to the top flight of the Aughton League by winning the 2nd Division league and cup double. The Eagles finished runners-up in the LV Premier Division and the Merlins gained promotion in the Southport Veterans’ League, also winning the Joe Bond Trophy.

2017 was even more successful, with the Vultures, Falcons, Hawks and Hobbies all winning their respective championships.

2016  KESTRELS      Aughton League 2nd Division Champions

2016  HAWKS         Aughton League 3rd Division Cup Winners

2016  EAGLES          LV League Premier Division Runners-Up

2016  MERLINS       Southport Vets League 3rd Division Runners-Up

2016  MERLINS      Southport Vets League Joe Bond Trophy Winners

Hesketh Merlins Division 3 Cup Winners

2017  VULTURES    Burscough League 3rd Division Champions

2017  VULTURES    Burscough League Knockout Trophy Winners

Hesketh Vultures Burscough Knockput Cup winners

2017  VULTURES    Burscough League 3rd Division Cup Winners

Hesketh Vultures Burscough League 1 Winners

2017  FALCONS      LV League 1st Division Champions

2017  EAGLES          LV League Premier Division Runners-Up

2017  HAWKS         Aughton League 3rd Division Champions

2017  HAWKS         Aughton League 3rd Division Cup Winners

2017  HOBBIES       Southport Vets League 3rd Division Champions

2017  HOBBIES       Southport Vets League Joe Bond Trophy Winners

Hesketh Hobbies. 2017 Vets League 3 Cup & League Winners
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FROM THE ARCHIVE 5 – LEAGUE MEMORIES PART 1

 FROM THE ARCHIVE 5 – LEAGUE MEMORIES PART 1

Over the past few weeks we have taken a look back at our club competitions from 2007 to 2010, which pre-dated the creation of the Club’s website. From 2011 details of all club competitions were covered on the website, so this week we thought we would focus on the formation of our league teams and the successes they have had. Where available, we have included photographs. Going forward, it would be good if team captains could provide photographs of their teams each season, whether or not they have won a league or cup, so that we have as comprehensive a club history as possible and for the interest of future generations.

In part 1 we cover the formation of our teams and the club honours from 2009 to 2014.

FROM THE ARCHIVE 5 – LEAGUE MEMORIES PART 1

In 2007, the Club was represented by just two teams in the Southport LV League. It was pleasing that interest in the club and increased membership resulted in two new teams being formed for the 2008 season ; a third team to play in the LV League and team to play in the Burscough & Lathom League on a Friday evening. As time has progressed, new leagues have been joined and in 2019 the club fielded 11 teams in six local leagues.

FORMATION OF TEAMS

2008  Formation of the HARRIERS to play in the LV LEAGUE

2008  Formation of a new BURSCOUGH LEAGUE team. The team became known as the OSPREYS in 2012.

2010  Formation of a team to play in the AUGHTON LEAGUE on a Wednesday afternoon for the first time.

2012  Formation of a second team to play in the AUGHTON LEAGUE. The teams were now known as the KESTRELS and the HAWKS.

2013  Two new teams were formed :-

            The KITES joined the SOUTHPORT PARKS LEAGUE

            The MERLINS joined the SOUTHPORT VETERANS’ LEAGUE on a Monday afternoon.

2016  The formation of a team to play in the MAGHULL LEAGUE on a Monday evening. This is a mixed league, thus providing female members with the opportunity of playing league bowls at the Hesketh Arms for the first time in the Club’s history. The team was named the OWLS in 2018.

2017  Entry of additional teams to play in the Burscough and Southport Veterans’ Leagues.

            The VULTURES joined the Burscough League and the HOBBIES joined the Southport Veterans’ League.

CLUB HONOURS

2009  FALCONS      LV League Alf Thomas Cup Winners

2010  KESTRELS      Aughton League 3rd Division Runners-Up

2010  FALCONS      LV League Alf Thomas Cup Runners-Up

2011  OSPREYS      Burscough League 3rd Division Knockout Cup Winners

2012  KESTRELS      Aughton League 3rd Division Champions

2012  KESTRELS      Aughton League 3rd Division Cup Winners

2013  FALCONS      LV League 2nd Division Champions

2013  KESTRELS      Aughton League 2nd Division Champions

2013  KESTRELS      Aughton League 2nd Division Cup Winners

2014  KITES              Parks League 2nd Division Runners-Up

Thanks to Mike Milne for this item.

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GREEN OPENING Date to be Advised

Green Opening

We have received guidance from BCGBA on opening the green under phase 1 of The Covid easing of Lockdown. A Copy of the guidance is attached and I would suggest you read to see how restricting the conditions are.

They stress that we must have written permission from our Landlord to open the green. We are applying to our Landlord for this permission, and will NOT REOPEN until we have received this permission.

I have attached a copy of the guidance. There are some recommendations that we may be unable to adhere to concerning the useage and monitoring of the green useage and by whom and this may well effect the reopening date.

If you wish to discuss you can give me a ring (07977500131) but please read the attached guidelines first.

Regards

George Hitchmough

https://www.hesketharmsbowlingclub.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/BCGBA-Green-Reopening-Procedures-1.pdf

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Quiz 5 Answers

Quiz 5

  1. Which Southport born actor appeared in the titillation Confessions of a… films and also a couple of Carry On Films?

A – Robin Asquith

2 Which gymnast from Southport won gold in the parallel bars for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow?

A- Dan Purvis

3 Who recently said that the huge Red Rum mural in Southport painted by artist Paul Curtis should become a World Heritage site? May have seen it on the StandUpForSouthport website and Facebook pages.  She’s a Sky Sports presenter.

A – Kelly Dalglish or Kelly Cates

4 Name 5 estate agents that have physical offices across Southport.

A – Anthony James, Ball and Percival, Northwood Lettings and Estate Agents, Karen Potter, Bailey Estates, Chris Tinsley, Wainwright and Edwards, Southport Estate Agents, McGuire Estate Agents and Spencer Gordon estate agents in Ainsdale.

5 What river separates Southport from Blackpool and Lytham St Annes and leads into the Irish Sea?

A – River Ribble

6 Southport born goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer won two European Cups with two different teams. For a point each, name the two teams.

A – Manchester United in 1968 and Aston Villa in 1982 – went off after 9 minutes injured and replaced by Nigel Spink who ended up being the club’s main keeper for a decade

7 What is the name of the road that runs alongside Victoria Park from Morrisons to Weld Road?

A – Rotten Row

8 How many Tesco’s are there in Southport?

A – 6 – Churchtown – Preston New Road lights, Albert Road opposite the Police station, Eastbank Street, main one at Kew, Tesco Express on Liverpool Road in Birkdale and the one in Ainsdale on Station Road.

9 Name 3 primary schools in Southport that begin with either a L, M or a N.

A – Linaker Primary, Larkfield Primary, Marshside Primary and Norwood Primary

10 Which church is located on Waterloo Road virtually opposite the playing fields and Southport Rugby Club?

A – Our Lady of Lourdes

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QUIZ 5

Quiz 5

Round 2 – General Knowledge

  1. Which Southport born actor appeared in the titillation Confessions of a… films and also a couple of Carry On Films?
  • 2 Which gymnast from Southport won gold in the parallel bars for Scotland at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow? 
  • 3 Who recently said that the huge Red Rum mural in Southport painted by artist Paul Curtis should become a World Heritage site? May have seen it on the StandUpForSouthport website and Facebook pages.  She’s a Sky Sports presenter.
  • 4 Name 5 estate agents that have physical offices across Southport. 
  • 5 What river separates Southport from Blackpool and Lytham St Annes and leads into the Irish Sea?
  • 6 Southport born goalkeeper Jimmy Rimmer won two European Cups with two different teams. For a point each, name the two teams.
  • 7 What is the name of the road that runs alongside Victoria Park from Morrisons to Weld Road?
  • 8 How many Tesco’s are there in Southport?
  • 9 Name 3 primary schools in Southport that begin with either a L, M or a N.
  • 10 Which church is located on Waterloo Road virtually opposite the playing fields and Southport Rugby Club?
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From the Archieve 4 (2010)

FROM THE ARCHIVE 4 – 2010

Following the success of the Chairman’s Shield, a second random pairs was introduced in 2010, the Spring Pairs, and the first winners were Cliff Jennings and Pat McArthur.

In the previous two seasons, the four singles competitions had attracted pleasing turnouts but in 2010 entries topped 100 in total for the first time, an average of 25 players for each event.

The winners and runners-up of each event were : –

2010 CHAIRMANS SHIELD

2010 Chairmans Shield Winners Eileen Curtis & Mike Milne
2010 Chairmans Shield Runners Up:- Pat McArthur & Harry Brown

2010 CHAMPIONSHIP CUP

2010 Championship Cup Winner Jimmy Langley
2010 Championship Cup R Up George Hitchmough

2010 CORONATION CUP

2010 Coronation Cup Winner Margaret Langley
2010 Coronation Cup R Up Norman Parry

2010 ROSE BOWL

2010 Rose Bowl Winner Mark Rowlinson
2010 Rose Bowl R Up Leo Tobin

2010 SPRING PAIRS

2010 Spring Pairs Winners Cliff Jennings & Pat McArthur
2010 Spring Pairs Runners Up Jackie Jackson & Norman Parry

2010 PRESIDENTS CUP

2010 Presidents Cup Winner John Catherall
2010 Presidents Cup R Up Jim Finnimore
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Quiz 4 answers

Courtesy of our Chairman Chris Harding

  1. What building started life in 1876 as the Duke Street United Methodist Church and is located on the corner of Duke Street and King Street? A – Southport Masonic Hall
  • 2 Where did the British Musical Fireworks Championship used to be held before it moved to Victoria Park? A – Marine Lake/Princes Park
  • 3 Who was elected as Southport’s MP in 1959 and held the seat until he retired in 1987? A – Sir Ian Percival
  • 4 What year was Southport Football Club founded? (A) 1881 (B) 1886 or (C) 1891 A – (A) 1881
  • 5 Since 2000, there have been 5 Mayor’s of Sefton that were councillors in Southport. For a point each, name 3 of them. A – Cllr Brodie-Brown 16/17, Cllr Maureen Fearn 10/11 and 13/14, Cllr Richard Hands 07/08, Cllr Tommy Mann 06/07, Cllr David Pearson 03/04
  • 6 What was the name of the railway line that ran from Southport and is now part of the Sefton circular cycle track and the Trans Pennine Trail? A – Southport and Cheshire Lines
  • 7 The Atkinson opened in 1878 following a donation given by William Atkinson, a cotton manufacturer from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. How much did it cost to build? (A) £15,000 (B) £150,000 or (C) £250,000 A- (A) £15,000
  • 8 What is the name of the historical manor house in Churchtown that dates back to the 12th century? A – Meols Hall
  • 9 Who was the architect that designed Southport Municipal Golf Course? A – Harry Shapland Colt
  • 10 What year did Southport Pier open? (A) 1860 (B) 1870 or (C) 1880 A – (A) 1860 – 2nd of August to be precise

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Keeping in Touch Quiz 4

  1. What building started life in 1876 as the Duke Street United Methodist Church and is located on the corner of Duke Street and King Street?
  • 2 Where did the British Musical Fireworks Championship used to be held before it moved to Victoria Park?
  • 3 Who was elected as Southport’s MP in 1959 and held the seat until he retired in 1987?
  • 4 What year was Southport Football Club founded? (A) 1881 (B) 1886 or (C) 1891 A –
  • 5 Since 2000, there have been 5 Mayor’s of Sefton that were councillors in Southport. For a point each, name 3 of them.
  • 6 What was the name of the railway line that ran from Southport and is now part of the Sefton circular cycle track and the Trans Pennine Trail?
  • 7 The Atkinson opened in 1878 following a donation given by William Atkinson, a cotton manufacturer from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. How much did it cost to build? (A) £15,000 (B) £150,000 or (C) £250,000
  • 8 What is the name of the historical manor house in Churchtown that dates back to the 12th century?
  • 9 Who was the architect that designed Southport Municipal Golf Course?
  • 10 What year did Southport Pier open? (A) 1860 (B) 1870 or (C) 1880 

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Keeping in Touch from the archive 3 (2009)

FROM THE ARCHIVE 3 – 2009

This time we are taking a look back at our club competitions held in 2009. For the second year running we were able to stage four singles handicaps and a random pairs, the Chairman’s Shield. It was the second playing of the doubles and it attracted a bumper turnout of 44 players (22 pairs), which still stands as a record entry for a Hesketh Arms club competition to this day. The winners and runners-up can be seen below :-

2009 Chairmans Shield

2009 Chairmans Shield Winner KEVIN LEDDY & KEN JACKSON
2009 Chairmans Shield Runners Up MARGARET LANGLEY & IRENE HEYES

2009 Championship Cup

2009 Championship Cup Winner KEVIN LEDDY
2009 Championship Cup Runner Up BRIAN JONES

2009 Coronation Cup

2009 Coronation Cup Winner BRIAN JONES
2009 Coronation Cup Runner Up MARGARET LANGLEY

2009 Presidents Cup

2009 Presidents Cup Winner KIETH JONES
2009 Presidents Cup Runner Up CATHY GREENWOOD

2009 Rose Bowl

2009 Rose Bowl Winner MARGARET LANGLEY
2009 Rose Bowl Runner Up JOHN GREENWOOD

Thanks to Mike Milne for the write up and Photographs

Stay safe, Stay well

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Keeping in Touch Quiz 3 Answers

Round 3 – Sport and Popular Culture

  1. Three points are up for grabs here. Red Rum, the famous racehorse that trained on Southport beach, won the Grand National 3 times. Name the three years and as a little clue they are all in the same decade. A: 1973, 74 and 77. Came second in 75 and 76.
  • 2 Who is the current manager of Southport Football Club? A: Liam Watson
  • 3 Southport singer Marc Almond was part of the synthpop duo Soft Cell. Who was the other member of the band? A: Dave Ball
  • 4 What museum in Southport has the postcode PR8 5AJ? A: The Lawnmower Museum 
  • 5 In what year was Southport Rugby Football Club founded? Is it (A) 1872 (B) 1882 or (C) 1892? A: It’s A – 1872 one of the oldest rugby clubs in the world
  • 6 Indie band Gomez hail from sunny Southport and won the prestigious Mercury Prize in 1998 for what album? A: Bring In On 
  • 7 Two points are available for this question. Southport is a mecca for golfers and has some amazing courses throughout the town. The Open Golf Championship was last held at Royal Birkdale in 2017. For one point who won it and for the other point, who came second? A: Jordan Speith was triumphant with Matt Kuchar second
  • 8 Actor Miranda Richardson hails from our great town. What character did she play in Blackadder series 2? A: She played Queen Elizabeth I or Queenie
  • 9 What month of the year is the 24 Hour Yacht Race on Marine Lake usually held? A: September

10:       And finally, two points available here. Southport swimmer Fran Halsall claimed two individual gold medals in the pool at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. What disciplines were they in? So I need to know what strokes they were in. A: 50m Butterfly and 50m Freestyle

Thanks to Chris Harding for the quiz

Well done to John McCabe with 100% correct.