World's Oldest Bowling Green (16 images)

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Southampton Old Bowling Green, the oldest bowling green in the world, celebrates its 245th annual “Knighthood” competition which started this week (Wednesday) and may last up to two weeks before a victor is found.

The competition features “gentlemen commoners” competing to become this year’s Knight of the Green. The winner is awarded a silver medallion and they also receive the honour of officiating future competitions.

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