Lawn Bowling History

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The history of bowling goes way back to the 3200BC when Sir Flinders Petrie found a colection of objects in a egyptions childs grave in the 1930’s, and today it is one of the most popular sports in the world. There are documents that show a form of bowling in England in 1366, when King Edward III banned it inorder to make the troops focused on archery practice. It also seems that bowling during King Henry VIII time at throne was much alive. At this time there were still many variations of “pin games”, such as lawn bowling “bocce”, petaque, or 9 pin. The English, Dutch, and German all brought there own versions of bowling over seas. The first “bowling alley” was actually outside and was for lawn bowling, it was established in New Yorks battery

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