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Category: Activities

Bowls and Croquet

Bowls and croquet As with tennis, a number of the landholders at the beginning of the twentieth century had their own bowling greens. These included

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Cheltenham Recreation Club

 In October 1912 William Harris invited fifteen local residents to his home to establish a recreation club. These residents were Edward Alcock, Frederick Brierley, William

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Dog Racing

Dog coursing During the Great Depression a greyhound coursing track was built and operated by the Northern Line Coursing Club. It was located at Maher’s

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Golf

A newspaper report of 28 April 1906 announced that a number of golfers had decided to establish a golf course and Mr William Chorley had

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Guides

The First Beecroft Girl Guides was well established by at least 1939 when Mrs F P Pines held a fund raising function for it at

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Lapidary

Northern Districts Lapidary Club This club was formed in 1966 and met in a number of premises, including at Carlingford Court. When advised that those

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Netball

Netball Netball came to Beecroft in an organised fashion in 1963 through the endeavours of Audrey Sumerville and Joan McDonald and under the auspices of

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Rifle Shooting

Rifle Shooting Rifle shooting was seen to be a useful sport to both keep the male youth of the district occupied and to assist with

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Rugby

Beecroft Rugby Club A junior rugby union club existed in the 1950s and 1960s where Mr Barrell and John Cornford were coaches and John Cornford’s

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Scouts

The Boy Scout Association has been in Beecroft close to 100 years. Land for the 1st Beecroft was given to the Association by Ida Margaret

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Tennis

Lawn Tennis in Beecroft and Cheltenham. Introduction Surprisingly, lawn tennis is a sport where its international history is only slightly longer than the local story.

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