History of Tenpin Bowling in the UK Part 117 – Magnet Bowl London Road Peterborough Northamptonshire

By John Ashbridge, Tenpin Bowling Proprietors Association President

Little of the history of this centre has been recorded but it is known that it opened on 27th January 1966 and became the fifth centre in the Magnet Bowling estate.

The centre boasted 24 lanes and was equipped with bowling equipment supplied by AMF. It is thought that the centre enjoyed just six years of Magnet ownership and was trading in the ownership of Peterborough Council by 30th June 1972.

An application to join the Tenpin Bowling Proprietors Association was made in September 1972. The centre was then recorded as having 20 lanes. It is not known when the centre closed.