23 members came along to help get WP spruced up for the new season.
Everybody threw themselves into the work and the place looks great inside and out.
Paul K was shattered by the end of the day from measuring and setting 54 hoops with Ken A.
Shiela did a wonderful job scrubbing the bences - what a star!
Roy went technical with his power wash and so did Ken E with his power window cleaner.
The sun came out to play and shone on us all day.
Long standing member, Pat Carter celebrated her 80th birthday by having family and friends at Whitehead Park.
Her family put on a lovely afternoon tea of sandwiches and cakes.
Everyone participated in the musical quiz and bingo, trophies and prizes abounded.
For once Pat had a cake made for her and following in the path of her cakes, it was fantastic.
Happy birthday Pat and a big thank you to you and your family from all your croquet friends at Bury.
We have aquired some plastic badges which can be personalised with your name.
These will be handy for away matches and Southport.
Each is 50p.
Please contact Helena if you would like one.
Despite the wet and windy weather, including snow and sleet, a hardy band of members arrived to give
the club house a spruce up and prepare it for the 2019 season.
Many thanks to all those who came especially as staying in warm and snuggle would have been a greater calling!!
Next clean up session is at Whitehead Park Sunday 24th March - BET YOU CAN'T WAIT!!
For the second year running, we held our dinner at Breightmet Golf Club. Everyone commented that it
was yet again a fabulous meal and like last year everyone was entertained by our excellent singer John Ritchie.
It was lovely to see our friends from Culcheth CC joining us yet again.
The raffle had some great prizes and we also held an auction. Both the raffle and the auction went really well.
We even had email auction bids coming in from people who could not attend the dinner and a couple of
items were battled over with plenty of 'friendly' bids and counter bids ensuing (it was just like a real aution)!!
The auction items were offered at extra low prices but due to the wonderful generosity of our members we raised
a handsome amount.
Trophies from 2018 were presented to our triumphant winners.
On the night from the raffle, aution and sales of dinner tickets, we raised £473.52
Thank you to all those who contributed raffle prizes and to Sue Hardman for the lovely table displays.