History of Carreras Bowls Club
Carreras Bowls Club was formed in 1935 as a section of the Carreras Social and Athletics Club (CSAC) which was situated with its own sports ground at Stanmore in Middlesex.
The first bowling green was accordingly at the Stanmore club ground, where the Bowls Club continued up to the outbreak of the War and picked up again after the War.
Carreras Bowls Club - Clubhouse
With the disposal by the Company of the Nevendon sports ground in 1984, the Bowls Club was homeless for a year, playing all away fixtures, before moving to its present home, the Basildon Council green at Whitmore Park, in 1986.
Carreras Bowls Club - 80th Anniversary Open Day
In the last 45 years the Club has had just two Presidents, Les Breffit and Bert Parmenter. Les, a director of Carreras, held the office from 1969 until his death in 2009. Bert succeeded Les as President and was associated with the Club since the 1930s, joining his father, a founder member! Les and Bert's experience has stood the Club in good stead. Unfortunately Bert, aged 93, passed away in February 2017. A new club competition, the Bert Parmenter Trophy, was inaugurated this summer to perpetuate his memory. Bert Parmenter’s successor as Club President is Mrs Joyce Robertson, the club’s longest serving member, who joined in 1975.