Thorley Petanque Club


Thorley Petanque Club

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Secretary: Barbara Kilbey   E-mail UsE-mail Us


Headquarters: The Marne Inn, Thorley Park Centre, Bishops Stortford, Herts. CM23 4EG

Formed in 1977, the Thorley Petanque Club as its name implies, had its roots in Thorley. Indeed, the club played for ten years at the former Green Man Public House. However following its closure to make way for new housing, the Club was forced to move to new pastures outside the Thorley area.

Despite losing its base in Thorley, the club retained its local name and continued to thrive for all ages and ability.

More recently with the tenure of its current base becoming increasingly uncertain, the club decided to find a new home and were delighted when it was invited to relocate to the Marne Inn at the Thorley Park Centre.

Club Chairman Ken Kilbey said “Life at the club has now gone full circle. We are back in Thorley. We could not have asked for a better solution. The Marne Inn has been absolutely fantastic. We have been allocated an area of the gardens where we have created two playing areas and we look forward to becoming part of the local community life.

The club will be playing at the Marne Inn on Thursday evenings from about 6.30 onwards and Saturday lunch times (12 – 2) all year round.

Anyone who fancies giving the game a try are more than welcome to come along and have a go. Help will always be available to guide newcomers through the simple rules!”