Peter Laycock

"We are sad to report the death of Peter Laycock, our men’s captain and main stay of the club, on Sunday 22 September, after a short illness. Latter in the day at the Club’s Closing Drive a minute’s silence was held for Peter  and the Club flag was flown at half mast.


 Peter’s Funeral was held  on Thursday 24th October at  Hither Green Crematorium Verdant attended by Club members, members of other bowls clubs, friends and relatives. The Club provided  pallbearers. Latter a wake was held at Foresthill Cowls Club to celebrate Peter's life.

 Donations can be made to  Help for Heroes or Cancer Research

                                             About the Club

At Forest Hill Bowling Club The club was formed in 1894 and has been at its present location since 1910. The history of the club, written for our Centenary celebration in 1994, can be found here. We will be celebrating our 125 Anniversary this year 2019. We play Lawn Bowls.

The club is situated in its own pleasant grounds including gardens, a small wood and a large car park.  The playing green and gardens are maintained by the members. There is a comfortable clubhouse that has a well stocked bar, changing rooms, a large club room and a fully fitted kitchen used for catering club events. The club house is available for hire - Use Location & contact page to contact us.

We are a friendly club catering for bowls players, and potential players, of all ages and abilities,  new members are always welcome. If you have never played before, or wish to learn more about the game, pay us a visit and let us give you a taste of what is on offer. Coaching is available for beginners from our two EBCS (English Bowls Coaching Association) accredited coaches. Our club nights are Tuesdays and Fridays (from 5.30 pm) during the Summer season (April to September). (Friday is the more popular night).

"The Gardeners" meet from 10.30am every Tuesday, Summer & Winter.  "Weeders" are always welcome!

During the Summer season,
(April to September), there is a full timetable of friendly fixtures and the club takes part in a number of Leagues and external competitions. e.g. LX league, Jubilee league, North West Kent league.... (Yes we are in Kent as far as bowls is concerned!). Hospitals

The Beckenham, Bromley & District Bowing Association. (BB&BDA)

The club is affiliated to the The Beckenham, Bromley & District Bowing Association. (BB&BDA)  Who's members play games all over Kent and every year go on tour to various parts of the UK.

The Club nights during the Summer season are Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5.30pm on, where members play roll "roll ups" - informal games; or just socialise Latter in the season there is a Friday night triples competition with a meal.

During the Winter Season many of our members play at an number of different indoor bowls locations and there are a number of indoor friendly games with other clubs. The club house is open Friday evening for drinks and regular Crib evenings. Some of our members also take part in regular walks in both London and the country.

The present annual subscription for full members is £100 and there is a reduction to £50 for new members.

 The club is near bus routes 75 and 356.  Forest Hill railway station about half a mile away. See
Location & Contact page.

      Forest Hill Bowling Club