Tim Knifton

The “Bowling Mill” – Belgium

This was one of the twelve places we visited on our very recent tour to Belgium. Very well trodden and what you could call a “tourist” explore as everyone seems to do this one but we hadn’t so it was good to visit and take a few photos however brief. In fact, as we were just about to leave, three Belgium guys arrived to take over.

“No longer striking”


Very Brief History

A Mill built in 1920, that was once a restaurant, then a disco and finally a bowling alley. The mill was listed and apparently the town forced the owner to renovate.

Building looked like it was starting shortly when we arrived. Totally wrecked and a massive hole in the roof combined with rain added to the decay. A small set of photos but some great details. Sadly, none of the exterior due to the rain but the bowling mill has a large windmill on the roof which can be seen from several roads leading to the spot.

“Keeping score”

I had a look around the bottom end of the alley and there were no balls or pins behind the scenes which was a shame.

“Setting up the scores”

“No balls”

“Bowling lane”

All in all, I am glad we stopped, even if it was only for ten minutes.

Thanks for reading.

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One thought on “The “Bowling Mill” – Belgium

  1. Yes, it does rather look as though they are about to start the renovations! Interesting story behind the alley though, I’m not sure that any of our alleys have as much history as that!

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