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Object Name Ball, Bowling
Subject Domestic Life
Hobbies & Recreation
Sports, Recreation & Leisure
Category 9: Recreational Artifacts
Sub-category Sports Equipment
Accession Number 1973.035.307a
Donor Anthony Taulbut
Description Swirl designs in reddish brown & black (first ball rolled at Mission Bowlerdrome May 1948)
Provenance This bowling ball was the first ball rolled at Bowlerdrome, Mission's own five pin bowling alley, which opened its doors for the first time in 1948. It later changed its name to "Mission Lanes Bowling Centre" but continued operating on Main Street until the building was destroyed by fire in 2005. Tragically, the property was not insured so the owner was unable to re-open the business after the fire.