Former boss of Jardines, Stan Adams, was the first to take to the lanes in the town’s new bowling alley on Saturday.
The 81 year old gave Cinderella panto stars Holly Brewer and Andy Collins some tips on getting a strike after the panto pair cut the ribbon to officially open Rogue Bowling in Gatehouse Way.
Andy, who is playing Buttons in this year’s Aylesbury Waterside Theatre pantomime, said it was a ‘great honour’ to open the venue.
He said: “The real highlight for me is not only to open Rogue Bowling, but Stan who used to own Jardines is here.
“Stan is the bowling God and I remember going to Jardines many years ago when I was a little’un. He was the one who taught me all I know. He’s a legend!
Stan, who ran Jardines in Friars Square with late wife Eileen from 1969 to 2012, before it was turned into H&M, said it was ‘beautiful’ to be back in the bowling lane once again.
He said: “It’s beautiful to be back in the atmosphere that bowling creates.
“You can see on the lanes now a terrific family atmosphere and that was what was sadly lacking when Jardines closed, but now Rogue Bowling has opened the facilities here are absolutely marvellous.”
The air-conditioned warehouse has a bar and cafe that serves hot and cold snacks, as well as free wi fi for customers.
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