Company demolishing Regent Road site looking to reunite owners with their bowling balls

Tori-Anne Smith and Zoe Canham of Anglian Demolition and Asbestos Ltd with bowling balls which the c

Tori-Anne Smith and Zoe Canham of Anglian Demolition and Asbestos Ltd with bowling balls which the company are looking to return to their respective owners - Credit: Archant

Contractors clearing a fire-hit site in the centre of Great Yarmouth have unearthed 200 bowling balls from the rubble.

Now they are hoping to reunite them with their owners as work continues to breathe new life into the area.

Fire broke out in a building in Regent Road on August 4 and quickly took hold, destroying an indoor market and bowling alley.

Businessman Phil Thompson who owns the site is hopeful the buildings will be re-instated and that the owners of Regent Superbowl will return.

Anglian Demolition and Asbestos Limited, who are responsible for the clearing of the site, are aiming to reunite the balls with their owners and are asking people to collect them at their head office.

Karl Endersby, demolition contracts assistant said: 'The balls were all found safe inside lockers in the building's changing rooms.

'Some of these people had been using the bowling alleys at the Superbowl for many years, even decades, and they lost clothing, shoes and equipment.

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'But it would be good to reunite as many people as we can with their bowling balls as some sort of positive news.'

Anglian Demolition and Asbestos Limited is currently in the final weeks of demolition, hidden from view from locals and holidaymakers walking along Regent Street, by tall wood panels.

Hundreds of people who regularly used the bowling alley were forced to find a new home - many of whom moved to the Lowestoft complex.

If you want to collect a ball then either call Karl Endersby on 01953 608050 or visit their office at Anglian Business Centre, West Carr Road, Attleborough, NR17 1AN.

You can also visit their Facebook page at

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