Bourne Scrabble Club issues a friendly invitation

The members of Bourne Scrabble Club are appealing for new members. 'Pictured meeting this week, from left, Janet Watson, Bill Croft, Mike Brace, Betty Benton, Fred Burford, Angela Burke and Margaret Parish
The members of Bourne Scrabble Club are appealing for new members. 'Pictured meeting this week, from left, Janet Watson, Bill Croft, Mike Brace, Betty Benton, Fred Burford, Angela Burke and Margaret Parish
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The organisers of a Scrabble club which has been running in Bourne for more than 22 years are holding an open day on April 6 to recruit members.

Until October the club had been meeting in the Methodist Church hall. But then members decided to meet in their homes because of dwindling numbers.

Chairman Betty Benton, who lives in Twenty, said: “We are more like a little family than a club and we all look out for each other.

“It is a really social occasion and a chance to meet people in the area.”

“We are looking to get new members of all ages. If you watched the recent series of Countdown a lot of the finalists were very young.

“If there are any students who would like to improve their spelling or vocabulary this is a great place to do 
it.”

The club was started by Betty and a couple of friends who were licking their wounds after getting beaten in a WI Scrabble competition and who wanted to improve their skills.

Betty said the club catered for all levels, from people interested in competing in competitions to beginners.

The open day will be held at Wake House, in North Street, Bourne, from 10am to 2pm next Saturday, April 6.

Members will be there to introduce themselves, play Scrabble and welcome new people interested in joining them.

The club meets every week on a Tuesday at 7pm.

For further information call Betty on 01778 425234 
or Angela Burke on 01778 426617.