Saturday, 24 October 2015

Boules Through the Years.


Boules, in all its forms, is a splendid way to spend your time.

Over the years, hundreds have enjoyed chewing the fat over a mid-morning Bastard...

Arguably the first ever game of Boules -
August, 1753

The famous 'lost' Bastard at Great Haxby, 1972 

An intruder sabotages the boules
 at Argarry Manor in County Down, 1990

BAFBA enthusiast Eugene Clann shortly before
 his unfortunate demise, 1997 

Naked boules, as popularised in Belgium,
South Shields and Paraguay

4 local servicemen enjoy a
2-boules Bastard at the
Breecravie Estate Charity Luncheon

Spectators gather to watch the
'Innefern Trophy Qualifier' in 1975

An impromptu practice session in the car park
at 'The Confused Griffin' public house, 2003

The late, great, Don 'Humbucker' Kodie
(1900 - 1974)

Traditional kit worn by Czech club team 'Ironcoast Griffins'

A prolonged argument between 2 officials
 - Pryhill Gardens, 1952

Trouble flares after an unannounced Laxman
- Whittbush, 1899

Proud trophy haul of the 3-time Gas Lake Congressional
 champions, 'Spartak Yeading'

You'll have to wait for more great pictures... Patience is a virtue, after all.