Cheltenham Bridge Club
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The Club landline number is 01242 522502,  but in the case of an emergency please call 01242 524890 (chairman).

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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.