Photo Archive

The two founder benefactors

Lt Col FJ Ashburner(left) – donor of the money for the land at Suffolk Square and Mr H Unwin(right) – donor of the rustic pavilion.


Australian Tourists and Cheltenham Bowling Club at the Winter Gardens Green 1901.

Cheltenham Bowling Club at the Winter Gardens Green.

Opening of the Green April 1921.

Preparing the new green at Suffolk Square – 1920.

UNWIN Pavilion 1922.

The first County Match at Suffolk Square on 13 July 1921. Glos beat Wiltshire 133 to 94.

County Cup Winners 1925.

Unwin Pavilion – the day after the fire in 1955.

The greens in the mid-50s probably after the fire

The Mayor of Cheltenham laying the foundation stone of the new pavilion. October 1955.

The new pavilion (prior to the extension being built) designed to match Suffolk House!

Centenary Match v EBA 1983.

David Bryant playing for the EBA in the Centenary Match v Cheltenham Bowling Club – 1983.

Club Competition Winners 1983.

Gerry Butcher receives the 1985 Snooker Trophy from Les Cross and shares the moment with losing finalist Richard Speller.

CBC Tourists – Eastbourne 1993

Tony Allcock playing for England v South Africa at Cheltenham Bowling Club August 1995.

England v South Africa Test Match at Cheltenham Bowling Club August 1995 (match drawn).

Foxy fancies Kitty.

In 1996 foxes invaded Suffolk Square and were often seen lying on the bank next to the green. Matters came to a head when they interrupted a County Triples Final. Apparently the jack(or kitty) was the object of their affection.

Working party repairing surrounds of the greens in c1999.

Looks a bit management heavy!

Penny Callaghan (right) and Fay Hodges become the first ladies to play on Cheltenham BC greens – April 2001.