The Victoria Bowling Club was founded on its present site on Trafford Road in 1870. It is a "gentlemen's bowling club" but that description does not do justice to a unique men's social club
in the heart if Norwich.
The ethos of the club is friendship, enjoyment and good humour. We do not compete in external competitions or leagues, and the fellowship is more important than the result.
The ethos is also reflected in the attire - no strict rules, just smart casual.
The essence of our approach is summed up here:
- Playing is as simple as coming along to the casual sessions or putting your name down for the structured events. You get to play with different people each time you play, all having varying
abilities and only too pleased to help a newcomer.
- No need to find partners or teams, it's all arranged for you. However we do like to encourage members to use the green as often as possible.
- No dress code here, as smart casual is the order of the day. However, no jeans, T-shirts or football regalia. Bowling shoes are essential; spares are available for newcomers to borrow.
- There is a licensed bar where beverages and light snacks are available when the Club is open.
- There is a congenial atmosphere in the clubhouse where members sit around our 6-metre dining table and "mardle".
- Plenty of literature and information is available in the clubhouse. The President writes a weekly report for members, and publishes a monthly calendar of events.