DIGNITORIES RUN HOOPS AT BURY CROQUET Saturday 24th July 2021
Bury Mayor, Councillor Tim Pickstone, visited Bury Croquet Club’s open day at Whitehead Park, on Saturday 24thJuly. Also taking the opportunity to run the hoops Bury North MP James Daly, pictured with Church Ward Councillors Jackie Harris and Dene Vernon, and club Chairperson Barbara Young and President David Barrett.
The event run by the club formed part of British Heart Foundation Croquet Week, celebrating 60 years of BHF pioneering research, attracted a large number of visitors from the area many of whom tried their hand at playing thegame. Walshaw resident Glen stated “I have had totally the wrong perception of croquet thinking it was a stuffy upper class game, it’s actually good fun”.
The event was also supported by a number of other Councillors from neighbouring wards including, Clr. Jo Lancaster, Radcliffe North. Clr Yvonne Wright, Tottington. Clr. Liam Dean, North Manor and Clr. Jack Rydeheard, Elton who posted on his Facebook page – “Amazing to pop into Bury Croquet Club this afternoon – it was the first time I had played, and I very much enjoyed it. It’s addictive!”.
The club President David Barrett, commented “It has been a wonderful day, and we are delighted with the way it has gone with an excellent attendance, and we hope to have raised a good amount of money for the BHF. We hope many of our visitors will come and try playing this great game again”.
An additional attraction that created a lot of interest was a Model T Ford. In pristine condition, lovingly restored by club member Mac Hardman – when not playing croquet of course!