Mowbray Bowling Club Fire
The fire that started on Table mountain on Sunday morning, and spread rapidly above Cape Town for the next two days, unfortunately also directly affected one of our member clubs, Mowbray Bowling Club.
WP Men’s Trips playoffs were held at the club on Sunday morning and members and guests were relaxing over a drink after the game when the smoke starting getting thicker and the danger more apparent. The Club was evacuated by 13:10 and the first report of the Club House being on fire was received at 14:44, less than two hours later.
In a lucky twist of fate, a fire engine had taken the wrong road and noticed that the Club House was on fire so responded quickly and prevented the entire building from being destroyed. There has been extensive damage to the Club House and other buildings, but they are confident that they will rebuild and emerge stronger then ever.
Plans are underfoot for their members to play on greens at other Clubs in the district, and there have been a flood of offers of assistance from other Clubs. Their committee has assured us that they are putting plans in place and will be responding to every offer as they coordinate efforts over the next few weeks.