On Tuesday July 18th the Friends, from 9 counties, journeyed to Holt Bowls Club to help the Trowbridge Police celebrate their 50th Anniversary.
We were warmly greeted by the Captain, Bill Liddle and Stuart Beard, the Secretary/Treasurer/General Factotum. Very welcome teas, coffees and biscuits were available to all. For those who fancied something stronger then Justin was on hand with a friendly smile to see to our needs.
The Captains, Bill Liddle and Adie Lloyd read out the teams to much cheering and jeering and the game commenced.
The laughter across the rinks was so loud that the people playing tennis complained that it was putting them off their strokes. Good bowls were played by all but the Friends were just that bit luckier and we came away with a nice win.
It was very, very hot and humid but we played the full 21 ends. Water was at the end of every rink to help us cool off.
After the game we returned to the club house where the fans and air conditioner were working overtime to keep us cool. After a superb buffet supper under the supervision of Pip and her team, Bill welcomed us all and told us about the history of the Trowbridge Police. Adie replied and let them know the history of the Friends. (Just look through our web site and see all the good we do and the fun we have whilst doing so).
He then presented Bill with a certificate to mark this special day and Bill presented Adie with a banner to do the same.
Bill then very kindly passed a generous donation, from the Trowbridge Police, to swell the Friends coffers.
A wonderful day was had by all and we look forward to returning to Holt B.C. (if invited) in 2021 to help celebrate their 100th Anniversary).