The photos shown on this page were scanned from the originals which were languishing either on the men’s changing room walls or in the club house attic. Some were on the verge of going beyond a scannable image and unfortunately some are beyond scanning, this is why I decided to try and preserve some of our photographic history.

The very first photo of Bernard seated and surrounded by his supporters was so deteriorated that I nearly gave up on it but I am now glad that I persevered. This after all was quite an historic achievement in bowls terms.

All of the originals are now well wrapped and reboxed for safe keeping in our attic. There are more photos there which unfortunately have no information, bowls tours, dances, past competitons, group photos and so on.

It is now possible to a certain extent to put faces to some of the names on our honours boards. Some time in the future I hope to bring framed hard copies once more to the walls of Herne Bay Bowls Club. 

Robbie Irons