A BOWLING club will celebrate its 80th anniversary on Sunday.

To mark the date, Abergele Bowling Club will be hosting a doubles competition and lunch at their club house in Water Street. Cake will also served up.

The original driving force behind the green, on land owned by Abergele Town Council, was a local grocer, who paid unemployed men to construct it, paying them in food vouchers.

It was opened on July 14, 1934 by Lord and Lady Clwyd, but Abergele Bowling Club was not formed until 1938

It is now one of the largest in North Wales and has 11 teams.

Rhian Clarke, social secretary at Abergele Bowling Club, said: "We have an increasing membership which is unusual, as most clubs are encountering decreasing membership.

"The event has been my biggest challenge this year. There has been a lot to do, but when the last few tickets were sold I knew it was going to be a success. All we need now is the sun, but that’s something I can’t book.”