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Round Oak bowlers in their Sunday best

By Black Country Bugle  |  Posted: March 07, 2014

Round Oak bowling boys

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THERE aren't too many sports you can play in a jacket and tie, but bowls is one – or at least it was sixty years ago.

This picture, taken from the Round Oak works' magazine The Acorn in 1956, shows a group of steelworks men taking a break from the heat and noise of the shop floor at what we assume was the works' own bowling green.

They were, from left to right: V MacCarrol (Bowling Section Secretary); H Williams, F Sheppard and W Wakelam (General Secretary of the Club).

Were you a Round Oak bowler, or a member of any of the steelworks' other sporting clubs? Share your stories and photos with Bugle readers: drop by our office, give us a call, write in or email gjones@blackcountrybugle.co.uk.

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