Kiama club celebrates 100 years, opens time capsule from 1969

Bowlers take to the green in Kiama on Sunday. Picture: Contributed
Bowlers take to the green in Kiama on Sunday. Picture: Contributed

Kiama Bowling Club kicked off their centenary year on Sunday with the opening of a time capsule buried in the club grounds on March 10, 1969. The plaque on top of the capsule read, ‘To be left undisturbed until the 100th anniversary of the club’. Those instructions were honoured.

More than 100 people joined life members Trevor Jones, Alister Tarbert and Ray Walker and Kiama Mayor Mark Honey to see the contents of the time capsule. Number three and number two pennant flags from the era were crowd-pleasers. They also unearthed Kiama Independent newspapers from 1969 and memorabilia from the 50th anniversary.

TOP DAY: Bronwyn Campbell with Kiama Bowling Club life member Trevor Jones on Sunday. Picture: Contributed

TOP DAY: Bronwyn Campbell with Kiama Bowling Club life member Trevor Jones on Sunday. Picture: Contributed

A slideshow of the club history compiled by Bronwyn Campbell was on view, showing a visual history of the corner of Noorinan and Shoalhaven streets during the development of Kiama Bowling Club to the greens of today. Guests enjoyed reminiscing on past achievements of their old friends, parents and grandparents and great grandparents over the past 100 years of Kiama Bowling Club.

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