The beginners Bridge Group has been meeting successfully now for approximately 4 years. We have had several venues as we set up, for the last 3 years we have been meeting at The Lights which works extremely well. The conditions for using The Lights is that we each buy a drink and now we no longer have to pay to use a room, which is good. We now meet weekly on a Thursday starting at 10.00 until 12 midday, we are a sociable group and welcome anyone who would like to learn to play bridge and meet new people.
The Questers group had a most interesting visit today to Marlborough College.
In 1843, a group of Church of England clergymen, with the backing of the Archbishop of Canterbury, were looking to found a boarding school with the prime purpose of educating the sons of clergy. Hearing that the Castle Inn at Marlborough was vacant, they took a lease on it and so Marlborough College started in August 1843 with the admission of its first 199 boys.