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Kedron Bowls Club - Entrance Gate
Former Kedron Bowls Club

Originally established in 1934, I am informed by Bowls Queensland that the club closed for good in 2003 and any former members have moved on to other clubs in the surrounding suburbs.

The club house is on Stafford Road in Brisbane and is still in remarkably good condition and doesn't seem to have been vandalised or even to have been the subject of grafitti attack. As you can see though, deterioration is starting to show in the collapsed tree at the back, the overgrown playing fields, falling ceiling tiles etc.

It is sad to see this happen to a club with a 70 year history like this. You can imagine all the volunteer work that went into sustaining and maintaining the club over the years. For some history on the local area, visit this site.

Update Jan 2007. While driving past the old club site I notice that residential units are now being built on the former greens area. The clubhouse building is still intact, but not for much longer I bet!

Update Aug 2006. I noticed the following notice on the net; alas it's curtains for KBC it seems...
Notice is given that a general meeting of the members of the Kedron Bowls Club Inc. will be held at the offices of Horwath BRI Brisbane, Level 4, 370 Queen Street, Brisbane, Qld 4000, on Tuesday, 17 January, 2006, at 10.00 a.m. for the purposes of having an account laid before them showing the manner in which the winding up has been conducted and the property of the club distributed and of hearing any explanations that may be given by the Liquidator.
Dated this 17th day of November 2005
c/- Horwath BRI Brisbane
Level 4, 370 Queen Street, Brisbane Qld 4000

If you have any information about this club and its history I would love to hear from you by email or in my Visitor's Book.

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Kedron Bowls Club - Entrance Gate

The entry gate to the playing greens at the Kedron Bowls Club. The glass entry doors to the dining room, bar etc is at the left.

Kedron Bowls Club - Club Building & Fields

A view of the Kedron Bowls Club clubhouse building from the playing fields. A couple of the windows are cracked but none were broken (as at July 2006).

Kedron Bowls Club - Former Seating Between Greens

The former seating area between the greens at the Kedron Bowls Club.

Kedron Bowls Club - Playing Greens

Looking across the desolate and overgrown greens at the Kedron Bowls Club toward busy Stafford Road. It's a shame to see the grounds in this condition when you know how pristine they were before.

Kedron Bowls Club - Rear of Building

The rear of the Kedron Bowls Club building is well protected from break-in.

Kedron Bowls Club - Storage Shed ay Rear of Building

The storage shed at the rear of the Kedron Bowls Club is now protected by a fallen tree.

Kedron Bowls Club - Dining Area

The interior of the old Kedron Bowls Club is still in pretty good shape, although ceiling tiles are starting to fall. The kitchen servery is visible on the right. I imagine this area was used for poker machines, dancing, dining and general seating. The bar area is further to the right out of picture.

Kedron Bowls Club - Main Bar

The "L" shaped bar area of the Kedron Bowls Club is still in such good condition that it looks like the bar staff are about to come in and open for business!

Kedron Bowls Club - Main Bar & Kitchen

The main bar of the Kedron Bowls Club, with the kitchen area beyond.

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Last Updated: 8 Sep 2014