In 1986 with the decline on mining, Measham Colliery closed its gate for the last time.

CISWO owned the land and leased it on what was termed ‘a penny rent’ and provided the club with sufficient equipment for the upkeep of the green. From that time we became an independent club, with the local council as our trustees.

It was then decided to call the club:-

‘Measham Bowls Club’.