|Title||The Bowling Green|
|Author||Edward T Ayers|
|Publisher||Jarrold & Sons, London|
|List price||Not known|
|Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
|19.3 x 12.6|
|Number of pages||248|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Synopsis||Portions of the text of this book also appear in the author's Bowls, Bowling Greens, and Bowls Playing which was published 13 years earlier in 1894, but The Bowling Green - a misnomer of a title - contains much new material and a fresh set of illustrations. The result is a book that makes fascinating reading for the bowls historian. Included among the numerous titbits of information is the discovery that the word 'bowls' rhymed with 'owls', and that boys aged 10 to 13 were employed by players to pick up, clean and hand to them their bowls 'in due order', and rewarded by payment of a penny each evening from every player. They were also responsible for collecting and returning the bowls to the 'bowl-house' after play, and cleaning and oiling them, as well as assisting in cutting and rolling the green, clearing leaves, etc when required.
The seven chapters are entitled:
There follows a four-section appendix, three parts of which deal with rules and the fourth the making and repairing of greens.
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