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.
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