Police Detectives outside New Essex Bowling Alleys, 1950s

Shown in front of the New Essex Bowling Alleys around 1950, Howard Bates and William Weinkam, police detectives from the Essex precinct, seem overdressed for the sport. Nevertheless, bowling was a popular activity not only with league play, but for weekend entertainment as well. The wooden bowling pins at the New Essex lanes were set by hand in the early days. — Jackie Nickel

Source – JoAnn Weinkam Weiland (photo), Jackie Nickel (text)