Union candlepin bowling women's league, Biddeford, ca. 1955

Contributed by Biddeford Mills Museum


Candlepin bowling was popular among the Pepperell textile workers, in the mid 1950s and 1960s. The local textile union 305T sponsored both men’s and women’s leagues; they bowled at the Pastime Lanes on Main Street in Biddeford and 20th Century Lane on Franklin Street in Biddeford.

The women's candlepin bowling team called, "Five Flop", posed for a team photo. Left to right, front: Hazel Labbe, Connie Grenier; back: June Tardiff, Laurette Oliver and Doris Roy.

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  • Title: Union candlepin bowling women's league, Biddeford, ca. 1955
  • Creator: TWUA-CIO
  • Creation Date: circa 1955
  • Subject Date: circa 1955
  • Location: Biddeford, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Local Code: 191 Album 2-30
  • Collection: Union Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Biddeford Mills Museum
2 Main Street, Suite 18-108, Biddeford, ME 04005
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