Bewdley Petanque Club silver anniversary
Bewdley Petanque Club celebrated their 25th anniversary at their new venue of The Royal Forester at Callow Hill Bewdley on Sunday 15th August.
Officially opened by Paul Gittins, Mayor of Bewdley and the President of Bewdley Petanque Club Neville Mowl, the day combined the official opening and the 25th Anniversary of the Bewdley Petanque Club. With around 70 people in attendance including local charity groups, present and past club members, guests and representatives from the many clubs within the Severn Valley Petanque League, the day was a huge success with young and old trying their hand at petanque for the first time.
The club began after a group of enthusiasts gathered for the game of Petanque in 1985, playing on garden lawns but after having caused much damage, it prompted them to find a more suitable venue, which they did and the Bewdley Petanque Club was founded. The original court or piste as it is officially known, was opened in 1988 by the then Mayor Stuart Williams, with the Severn Valley Petanque league formed in 1987.
Today, Bewdley being one of the original three founder members, the league boasts 18 teams, playing in 2 divisions throughout the Severn Valley region from Worcester to Claverly.
Anyone locally wishing to see the game played can visit the Royal Forester any Tuesday evening until mid September or visit the league website www.svpl.org for further details.