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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