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Mayflower History
Billericay Mayflower History

The Mayflower Bridge Club was formed in the early 1970’s by those who attended evening classes at the Mayflower School. The club was initially formed as the local club wasn't taking on new members so out of necessity Mayflower came into existence.

A committee was elected, and we located to our first venue at Langham Crescent Community Hall in South Green, Billericay. The club grew in numbers, and by the late 70’s moved to more desirable premises in the Burns Unit at Billericay Hospital, which is now the Billericay Health Centre.

Sadly, after a few years, and due to the war conflict in the Falklands, we had to vacate the hall, and moved to the Forge Public House, in Queens Park, Billericay, staying there for a number of years.

During this time the Billericay Bridge Club played at Barn Farm in Ramsden Heath, and due to circumstances they had to relocate, so it was decided that in its best interest it should merge with the Mayflower Club.  This was in the early 90’s, and hence the Billericay Mayflower Bridge Club was founded. 

 

When a vacancy for a room at the Mayflower School became available, the members voted that it would be a preferred option to move back to its original venue.  These were more suitable premises, so after playing there for many years it was regrettable that 15 years ago we had to move yet again, at short notice, as the room was required for educational purposes. Our Chairman, John Peacock, fortunately found a new location at Mountnessing Village Hall, where we currently still play today.