Flat Green Bowling Club
Onchan Pleasure Park, Royal Drive, Onchan, IM3 1RD
This is the only Flat Green on the Island and was opened in 1977. This is a friendly club, welcoming to anyone who wants to try.
In 1617, English King James I published the Declaration of Sports, banning bowling on Sundays but permitting dancing and archery for those first attending an Anglican service, outraging Puritans. It was reissued in 1633 by his successor Charles I, then ordered publicly burned in 1643 by the Puritan Parliament.