History of Tenpin Bowling in the UK Part 30 – AMF Corby Bowl George Street Corby Northamptonshire

By Tenpin Bowling Proprietors Association President John Ashbridge


AMF Corby Bowl George Street Corby Northamptonshire

In a departure from previous policy, AMF International decided to open a bowling centre of its own. This decision was taken following the signing of management contracts agreements to manage the Trans-World centres in Hull and Firth Park Sheffield. The custom-built Corby Bowl, equipped with 20 AMF lanes and machines opened on 20th November 1963.

The centre proved to be popular and was also used for the AMF Management Training School. This facility provided training, not only for AMF employees, but also for training employees of other bowling companies. It is unclear when the centre closed but it is believed that it was during 1970.

Watch video of Corby from Huntley Archives

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  1. My second home.
    So many great memories and great friends were made “up the bowl”
    Joined the JYBC in 67, 2 leagues, juniors and youngteens, 20 lanes full for both and a waiting list to join.
    I still keep touch with Dora Williams
    who was our coach and mentor.
    If there are any Corby Bowlers out there, please get in touch.

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