By Tenpin Bowling Proprietors Association President John Ashbridge
Fairlanes Bowl Cheney Manor Road Swindon
26th April 1962: Douglas Fairbanks Junior, chairman of the Fairlanes Bowling Ltd, signed contracts for the construction of the first three Tenpin Bowling Centres of his bowling company’s proposed chain, which included the centre being built at the Cheney Manor Trading Estate in Swindon. This was a Brunswick equipped 24 lane centre that opened sometime around August 1962. At a date unknown the centre passed into Granada ownership and closed in February 1967.