Bridge Lessons

If you are interested in having some bridge lessons please speak to Derek.


Books are available on loan to club members. Visit Library.

Why Wall Street Loves Bridge

A Bridge to Brainpower?

Need a Dealing Machine?

Here is first hand advice from EBU...wink

Tales from Aylesbury Vale

Let's Play Bridge
with Marx Brothers
Visit  a Bridge Village
in India.

"We all make mistakes when playing!"

Postcards, Pictures++
Postcard from Gold Hill, Shaftesbury

July 2017

"One loaf of Hovis please"
from Marian and Brad

Postcard from Durham Heritage Coast

June 2017

On one of the hottest days of the year we walked down Castle Eden Dene a four mile long shady narrow gorge emerging onto the...

June 2017

...Blackhall Beach, streaching empty for miles in each direction, basking in blazing sunshine, birds diving into the sea. It was like landing on another planet. Collieries used to dump their waste directly into the sea and onto the beaches. After the last collieries closed in 1993, the coastline was cleaned and restored to its former glory.

Postcard from Camden Leigh, Chislehurst

April 2017

"Life is cosy. Love Boysie x"
B&B "Chez Gwenda"

Postcard from Camden Leigh, Chislehurst

March 2017

"Life is beautiful. Love Boysie x"
B&B "Chez Gwenda"

Postcard from Camden Leigh, Chislehurst

March 2017

Gwenda's new cat Boysie with Teddy and Lamb. First day in his new home.
"Life is great, folks!"

Christmas Party

December 2016

UK Football Clubs Quiz (Quizmaster: Janet):
Heavy toilet - Luton, Car smashers - Wrexham, Prison clock - Celtic, Heavy lock - Bolton...
Rodney's Quiz:

Did you know that 25% of population hate brussels sprouts? It's in their genes. A quick survey around our table revealed that 1 out of 8 people hated brussels sprouts...

Postcard from Northumberland

December 2016

30th December 2016
Winter Sun in Druridge Bay.

Mirna and John

Postcard from Jamaica

December 2016

Seasons Greetings from Jamaica

Postcard from New York
  • Barbara and Dietrich
  • Oculus building
  • St Paul`s Chapel

November 2016

Having a wonderful trip. Yesterday we visited the 9/11 memorial. I found it too emotional at times. I couldn't visit one of the rooms. Alex took this picture of me taking a picture of a church which survived 9/11 and became the refuge of rescue services for tea, coffee and respite. Dietrich was taking a picture of the new Oculus  building next to 9/11.
We have seen Hamilton on Broadway and today have Central Park buggy ride, champagne lunch for my birthday and Beautiful the musical tonight.

Postcard from the Isle of Skye

November 2016

Sunset on the beautiful Isle of Skye. Pat&Marco

Postcard from 1066

October 2016

Monday, 10 Oct 2016 - We were walking past Roman Villa at Lullingstone as a group of Saxons on horsebacks arrived - King Harold himself with entourage  (that's certainly worth more than 3 points) - arrived from York as part of the 1066 march reenactment (950th anniversary). They were aiming to get to Hastings by the 14th October when the battle begins. Poor King Harold... he looked tired...

Postcard from Yorkshire
  • Put t`wood in t`oil
  • We Love Yorkshire
  • Where there`s muck there`s brass
  • It`ll be reet
  • Bloomin `Eck
  • It`s either nowt or summat
  • Fair to middlin
  • Eeh by gum
  • You can tell a Yorkshire man but can`t tell him much
  • Chuffed to bits

July 2016

Souvenirs from Saltburn Pier
(click here for Yorkshire Anthem).

Photos taken after sunset, sandy beach in the background.

Mirna & John x

Postcard from Scotland

May 2016

Pat and Marco with their grandchildren at their son's wedding in Pitlochry.

Postcard from Thailand

February 2016

Playing bridge in Thailand can be a criminal offence - read here about it.

Postcard from Zagreb

January 2016

Voted Best European Christmas Destination 2016

Postcard from Zagreb

January 2016

It used to take just 15 minutes on the tram to get to the centre... I wish I was there...

Postcard from Las Vegas

December 2015

"Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Chrissie"

Website Front Page Cartoon

November 2015

"You know why I am livid! You went to bed with an ace!"

Website Picture

November 2015

Postcard from Lincoln

October 2015

"Harry at the Lincoln Memorial Service to Bomber Command.
Love Gwenda x"

Postcard from Chennai

October 2015

"Greetings from Chennai! - Derek"
Worlds Teams Championships 2015, Chennai, India -  England Ladies Team:
Sally Brock & Nicola Smith;
Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Fiona Brown; NPC: Derek Patterson; Coach: David Burn

Postcard from the Isle of Skye

October 2015

"Hello from beautiful Portree. Pat and Marco"

Postcard from Mexico

October 2015

"Swimming with the dolphins in Mexico - Chrissie"
Ole! Do they do fit-showing jumps? wink

Postcard from Northumberland

September 2015

Weather good so far did Alnwick yesterday at Cragside today x (Marian)

Postcard from Wye Valley

Hi from Symonds Yat, Brad and Marian x

Postcard from Nairn

August 2015

"From Nairn Games. Massed pipes and drums. Love Mair x"
(see it on YouTube)

Postcard from Loch Ness

August 2015

"Hello from Loch Ness. Mair x"
Oops, he popped up just as I was uploading...

Postcard from Nairn

August 2015

"From Nairn Farmers Show
Love Mair x

Thank you for this lovely piccy, Mair. And here is a farmer playing bridge, not in Nairn, but in India.


July 2015

"Full results are available on this website within a couple of hours of the end of the session."

Postcard from Palma

June 2015

"Hello from Palma! Great hotel - life is goodsmiley
back next week - Peter Cox"

"Is this your holiday job, Peter?"
"From Peter Cox: Re Holiday job -
I get a bucket and spade to follow the horse!"

Postcard from Croatia

June 2015

Beautiful blue Adriatic, white sailing boats, oleander in bloom, scent of dalmatian pine, red sunset and bonaca, old fisherman with a glass of wine... and... a bridge club down the road!
                                                        Mirna &John x

Postcard from Kefalonia

June 2015

Hello from Norman K in Kefalonia. 
That's what you call a crystal clear sea!


May 2015

Postcard from New York

April 2015

Have you been wondering where Pat and Marco are? Here they are in New York with their daughter.

Marco's Cartoon Caption Competition

Long time ago

WINNER:    "I guess this is one way of sharing a 'bottom' ". (Grace)

Some other entries: 

  • Oh No! Not another bottom!
  • Do you think her partner's driven her up the pole?
  • Yipee - top at last!
  • I see Pat's made a swift recovery. (after her spine surgery - ed.)
  • Shouldn't that be alerted?
  • Watch out for splinters.
  • I think she'd play in the greens if she had more confidence.
  • Well, they do say it's more relaxed in the red section.
  • I see the strike is over then.
  • We must stop firefighters from practising here while they are on strike.
  • Is this how you teach strip squeezes, Derek?

See here other cartoons from the Caption Competition.


Marco's Cartoon Gallery

Long time ago

"Can I ask you a question?"

"...but can you run fast enough to hear the answer?"

See here other cartoons from Marco's Gallery.