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Aireborough, once an urban district comprising the townships of Guiseley, Rawdon and Yeadon, is now the northeast limit of the City of Leeds. In the 2001 census, it achieved notoriety for being named as the “the most average place in England and Wales”.

Aireborough Bridge Club was formed in 1946. Over the years it has played in a variety of venues including Rawdon Temperance Hall, Guiseley Theatre, Rawdon Trinity Church Hall and our present venue at Rawdon Conservative Club. Although its membership throughout the years has not been able to compare with its much larger neighbours of Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate, it has always prided itself on being the only club that has been able to enter the Yorkshire League with only one team and yet be constantly in the higher divisions. Only three years ago, we were within a few points of being promoted to Division 2, which, for a club with only 50 members, would have been an outstanding achievement. Unfortunately due to loss of more members over the past three years, it has been impossible to find eight willing and able players and we reluctantly dropped out of the league. We did however leave one legacy – players from many clubs will testify to the exceptional quality of our Sunday League Teas!

The members of Aireborough Bridge club maintain a competitive and friendly spirit towards their bridge and take pride in the description of Aireborough in our annual programme of events as “a club where bridge is taken seriously and yet played for fun”.

 

Last updated : 28th Apr 2019 12:06 BST