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1929  - Tabernacle Tennis Club (the venue for this was Bryntirion Hall)

1933 - Esclusham Bowling Club Green was opened

1933 - Press Cutting of the Charity Match between the Transport Reds and Wrexham Barracks to raise money for the building of the green

1933 - First bowl on the Green by Duncan Robertson (Bersham Colliery Manager). Note Pleasant Terrace, (background, left) long since demolished

1933 - Players and local dignatories on opening day. Note Tithe Barn/Stables (background, centre), Old Vicarage (background, right of centre) and the old bowling pavilion all long since gone

1940’s - Bowlers pictured in front of the “Stables”/ Tithe Barn

Late 1970’s - An unobstructed view from the Bowling Green to Esclusham Mountain. The trees planted on the A483 and the old railway line now obscure the view of the mountain

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Sporting Teams

Rhostyllen has produced many a fine sportsman or should I say sports person! Below is just a small collection and I know there must be more. So if anyone has any such photographs then please let me know and I will include them.

1970’s - Rhostyllen Snooker Team

Ronnie Edwards, Nigel Harper, Lawson Pritchard, John Edwards, ?

For more photographs of Esclusham Bowling Club teams 1933 to present then please click this link   Photos

1974 Black Lion Darts Team

Bersham Legion Bowls Team

1982 - Dominoes Team

Rhostyllen Dominoes Team

1924/25 Bersham Cricket Club First XI

Back row: C.Williams, T. Trenfield, W. R. Cross, J.W. Davies, J.E. Griffiths, G.O. Price, J. Rogers,

Middle row: A. Griffiths, E. Swainson (Capt), J. R. Williams Esq D.C, A.E. Evans Esq. D.L., J.P (President), S. Thornton (Vice Captain), J. Jones,

Seated: G. Rhydwen, J. Edwards (Hon. Sec), Rev. W. A. Jones, H. E. Jones  

Bersham Cricket Club (date unknown)

1950’s - Bersham Cricket Club

Bersham Bowling Club

Back row, left to right: R.Jenkins, H.Roscoe, C.Haynes, D.Jones, M.Jones, E.Hughes,N.Griffiths, L.Hughes, E.Edwards, G.Baker, R.Puleston.

Front row, left to right: Dai Hughes, J.Matthews, W.Evans, W.Davies, G.Corfield, T.Mitchell?

Bersham Bowling Club

Back row:  Gwilym Pritchard   George Hughes(mica)   Les Faircloth (Landlord)

Middle row:  M. Steen  Bill Jones (Dobbins)  Hayden Williams   ? Jones

Bottom row:  Wilfred Pritchard   Billy Bates   Glyn Weir.

Photograph kindly supplied by Lawson Pritchard

1960’s - Top Pub Darts Team

1966 - Black Lion Darts Team

1986/87 - Top Pub Darts Team

“Top left to right: Nelly Evans, Julie Dawn, Barbara Saunderson, Fiona Edwards, my mum Sylvia Jones.

Middle row from left, Gwyneth Morris ,my Nana Esther Jones ,Myra Jones, Julie Jones, Violet, Brian the land lord.

Front row from left Maria the land lady ,Lynn Edwards, Linda. The other man in the photo is also Brian Hughes?”

Vic Jones