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

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