The AGM held on Saturday morning 1st Feb in the Bowlers Pavilion was attended by a record fifty-two members. The second record of the day was at lunch time when over fifty enjoyed either Meat Balls or Chilli served with Jacket Potatoes followed by an assortment of crumbles and lce cream. Rainbow Whist led by Ken was played throughout the afternoon. I am sure everyone will agree that it was a busy but very enjoyable day and a delight to see so many members.
Another good turn out for our 2nd Bridge Day of the winter programme. Pam with her partner managed 2nd place while Penny, Ron and Audrey all competed for the highest minus score (booby), Ron and Audrey had no trouble in taking the booby prize as by coincident they took the same prize at the October Bridge day!! This event raised a grand sum of £611 . A mention of thanks must go to all of you involved in this very successful day – MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL
A very successful Christmas lunch was held at the Farleigh Golf Club on Friday 13th December. Just under seventy members and friends enjoyed a well cooked lunch, the pleasant surroundings and the friendly staff.
Sincere thanks to all of you who donated raffle prizes which bought in a profit of £156
Did you see our pretty Christmas tree decorated with croquet items on view at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 14th December? If not here it is in all its glory.
We walked from London Bridge Station along the embankment to Rotherhithe on Thursday 5th December. The weather was kind to us and the company was even better. We walked as far as the Mayflower Public House before turning around to make our way back for lunch at another pub overlooking the Thames. Lunch over most of us walked back to London Bridge Station before catching our trains home.
On a damp and cold Nov 28th 17 of us visited the Biggin Hill Museum. Opened earlier this year this small but fascinating venue was a treat. The volunteers were knowledgeable and we had a couple of interesting talks. After a visit to the Chapel we headed off for a very good pub lunch at nearby Keston.
Our second visit to the British Legion at Limpsfield for a day of Skittles was on Wednesday 13th November. Because it was such fun last year we thought we would try it again and it did not disappoint. Several rounds were played throughout the day with the winners being Ineke and another.
The walk arranged for Friday 1st November was called off on the morning of the walk due to the bad weather. A great pity to miss out on the beautiful autumn colours for which Sheffield Park is famous.
The first Club Bridge Drive played over the winter was held at the Bowlers on Saturday19th October. It was a great success rising over £500 towards the running of the club. The only croquet members to win were Ron and Audrey who took the Booby Prize !!
Purley Bury were invited to play at the All England Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on Friday 9th August. Sadly our team lost the match however they and four spectators had a most enjoyable day