Old Photograph Lawn Bowling Green Scoonie Leven Fife Scotland
Old photograph of the lawn bowling green in Scoonie, Leven, Fife, Scotland. In 1864 William Wallace Mitchell, born 1803, died 1884, a Glasgow Cotton Merchant, published his " Manual of Bowls Playing " following his work as the secretary formed in 1849 by Scottish bowling clubs which became the basis of the rules of the modern game. Young Mitchell was only 11 when he played on Kilmarnock Bowling green, the oldest club in Scotland, instituted in 1740.
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