1896: What a journey for a game of bowls! Report from IOW County Press of a bowling match between Carisbrooke and Ventnor on 19 September 1896. The journey from Newport was in a four-horse brake, with lunch in Shorwell, and it rained most of the day. Dinner was served at the Kent Hotel, Ventnor, and the visiting team departed for Newport at 9 pm. Photos of the Ventnor team and the Kent Hotel. By Colin Beavis.
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