Cheltenham Bridge Club
Release 2.19q
Emergency Contacts

The Club landline number is 01242 522502,  but in the case of an emergency please call 07515 398027 (Pauline Sanderson) or 07787 148152 (Lesley Harrison)

Cheltenham Bridge Club
is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation.
Registered Charity No:   1188825

Pianola Login

Log in to Pianola

Pianola queries to

Website managed by Linda Barratt and Pauline Sanderson

Contact them through email

Our Building
Our Building

Cheltenham Bridge Club officially opened in January 1967. However the building has a longer history which is detailed below.

1833    Land sold to a firm of solicitors.
1842 Houses built called Tarlogie Lodge East and Tarlogie Lodge West. Sold to John Brown at £1,450 the pair. Owned by the Brown family for most of the remainder of the 19th century and possibly later. Name changed from "Walcot House" to 2 Salopian Villas, then to "Corfin", and finally to 4, Tivoli Road.
1882 Sold by Major J Brown to Major-General Augustus Brown for £400 plus mortgage.
1919       Now called "Corfin". Sold by F L Harman Brown to David Lewis (first Chairman of Cheltenham and Gloucester Building Society) for £550.
June 1930                Sold by David Lewis to his son Harry for £700.
May 1955     Sold by Harry Lewis to Mrs O’Gorman for £2,500.
November 1955 Sold by Mrs O’Gorman to Nakdimon Shabbethay Doniach (a well-known GCHQ personality) for £3,125.
September 1961 Sold to John Widdowson (a master at Dean Close Junior School, and a member of the GCBA) for £4,600.
September 1966 Sold to the Trustees of Cheltenham Bridge Club for £6,250.
January 1967 Cheltenham Bridge Club officially opened.


The first income and expenditure account for the year ended 31st December 1967 showed income of £2,068 3s 9d and expenditure of £1,207 4s 8d giving a net profit of £869 19s 1d. Table money was 2s 6d.

Since the opening the premises have been extensively remodelled and maintained to a high standard and the playing facilities are amongst the best in the country. The club can accommodate thirty-six tables in play at any one time, whilst still leaving the basement free for refreshments. Being a members’ club there are no paid officials but an enthusiastic committee that ensures the smooth running of the club at all levels.