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Come and visit us at 4 Chorley Old Road, Bolton BL1 3AA. Phone 01204 526484.We welcome players of all standards and have lessons for beginners as well as practice and supervised play for the less experienced.The premises are easily accessed and have ample car parking.
 

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History
Glaister Cup & Tyldesley Trophy

The Glaister Cup started around 1970 by the third president Thomas Glaister and his sister Miss Margaret Glaister who served under President Alfred Glaister on the inaugural Bolton BC committee. Thomas Glaister was a Conservative Mayor of Bolton from 1949-1950.The Glaisters were one of Bolton's most prosperous and prominent families.Thomas's father George  appears on the 1911 Census as an assistant bleacher, probably in his father’s firm, living with most of the family, a housekeeper and five servants at Breightmet Hall, Bolton. Thomas (1886-1974) lived at Quarlton Farm, Turton.

The Tyldesley Trophy started in 2012 after a bequest from a member Gwendoline Tyldesley of a substantial sum of £2000+ to Bolton BC. The decision at that time was to use the money for a Trophy and to start a competition for players of mid-ability. Gwendoline is believed to have lived at Blackrod House, Chorley Road, Bolton

Club History

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Club Presidents

Club Presidents

 

Bolton Bridge Club was formed in 1946, the first President being Dr R. S. Davidson. It was incorporated as The Bolton Bridge Club Limited in April 1952.

The first Committee of The Bolton Bridge Club Limited comprised Alfred Glaister (President), Thomas Gee (Immediate Past President), Thomas Hope Parker (Hon. Treasurer), John Ormerod (Hon. Secretary), Franklin Farrington (Hon. Tournament Director), Cyril Morris (Hon. Solicitor), Miss Nellie Fletcher, Miss Margaret Glaister, Herbert Grundy, Mrs Grace Harrison, Thomas Mason, Dr Percy Michael Overton, and James Stanley Williamson. Several of these would later serve terms as President: Cyril Morris (1954-55), Tom Mason (1959-61), Bert Grundy (1964-65) and John Ormerod (1966-67).

Undoubtedly the best known of the members, at least in bridge circles, was Frank Farrington, whose entry in a Bridge Encyclopaedia is reproduced below:
 

FARRINGTON, Franklin, of Bolton, Lancs., textile consultant, born 1908.

Represented England in Camrose match v. Wales. Represented England v. France 1952; London v. Paris 1965. Winner Gold Cup 1959, Hubert Phillips Bowl 1952, Crockfords Cup 1958 and 1961, Tollemache Cup 1954-5, Pachabo Cup.

Author of Duplicate Bridge Movements.

PRESIDENTS

1946-48  DR R S Davidson
1949       Mr T Gee
1950-52  Mr A Glaister
1953      Mr A J Mercer
1954-55 Mr C Morris
1956      Mr R B Whewell
1957-58 Mr A V Rahr
1959-61 Mr T Mason
1962-63 Mr J M Ingham
1964-65 Mr H Grundy
1966-67 Mr J Ormerod
1968-69 Dr L F Evans
1970      Dr J Anwar
1971-72 Mr W Tattersall
1973-74 Mr P Taylor
1975-76 Mr J Morrell
1977-78 Mr H W Corden
1979-80 Mr W Oldbury
1981-82 Mr K Flanagan
1983-86 Mrs A Schofield
1987-88 Mr D C Coulson
1989-90 Mr P A Evans
1991-94 Mr B Entwistle
1995-99 Mr E B Wardle
1999-01 Mr D Cross
2001-03 Mrs R M Riding
2003      Mr D L Holt
2004-07 Mrs L Hitchen
2007-17 Dr A J Barnes
2017-20 Mr J D Ault
2020-    Ms H I Carr