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The Bannockburn Indoor Bowling Club has stood the test of time.

The club celebrated its 60th anniversary on Monday night, in typical style, with rounds of club pairs, cake and the weekly staple of any club night

Past and present members gathered to mark the occasion.

Bannockburn Indoor Bowls Club life members Kevin and Gloria Hurley cut the cake at the clubs 60th celebrations on Monday night. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON

Past member Freda Foster said for many years the club been a source of companionship and a “whole lot of fun” for her.

“I’ve always been interested in sport and after we had a family I wanted to get back into it and this was quite good for us,” she said.

The club was formed in 1961 and met originally in the Bannockburn Hall. After the hall was red-stickered as an earthquake risk, the club moved to the Lowburn Hall.

The club remained in Lowburn, even after the refurbishment of the Bannockburn Hall, as there was more room to accommodate the weekly games.

Bannockburn Indoor Bolws club past president John Kenma during the club pairs. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON

Secretary-treasurer Janeen Wood said while other clubs struggled for numbers, the Bannockburn club was growing.

The key to that growth?

“We’re quite a social bunch,” she said.