New Shelter for Bingham Bowls Club

New Shelter for Bingham Bowls Club

A new three-sided shelter at Bingham Bowls Club was officially opened on Saturday. The shelter was in honour of Mr Chig Pacey, a member of the club for more than 50 years. His grandfather, Mr George Pacey, was a founding member of the club in 1922. Mr Chig Pacey was secretary in 1961 at just the age of 31. He was then president 3 years later and in 1967 and 1980, he was club captain. He was also chairman in 1975 and 1976. Club Chairman, Mr John Parker said that during Mr Pacey’s career, he had won endless trophies and was an excellent player. Mr Pacey died in 2012 at the age of 82 and left £1,000 to the club. Mr Parker said that they want to spend the money to remember him by and that the new shelter had been approved by all. The greenkeepers drew up the design and the shelter was made by a club member – Mr Alec Cullen with the help of Mr Keith Handley, Mr Jim Tyler and Mr Ian Cole. The £2,500 shelter has been named Chig’s Place and two photos of Mr Pacey have been placed inside the shelter. It has been built on the edge of the green on the opposite side of the other buildings at the club. The shelter will provide shade for members during matches. Mrs Janet Tyler, who is a member of the club, said, “Everyone knew him at the club and he was a very popular member. he was very well liked and always around because he didn’t leave Bingham very often.” Mr Pacey’s nephews,...
Exhibition at Bingham Library

Exhibition at Bingham Library

Rushcliffe Photographic Society has opened a new exhibition in the Bingham Library. The exhibition, which will run over a four week period, will feature some images and photographs produced by some of the members of the society (a number of whom are from Bingham). Rushcliffe Photographic Society is a local camera club that was founded in the 1980’s to promote participation and enjoyment in photography. Based at The Parish Rooms in Tollerton, the society have around 40 members ranging from the novices to the more experienced photographers. They offer an imaginative programme of activities and events that include piratical and hands-on sessions. Each session is different as they explore and learn about new skills and techniques alongside talks and presentations from guest speakers from outside of the society who specialise in wildlife, automotive, forensic and landscape photography. Aside from all of this, members of the society explore photography further a field. Every year an annual photographic long weekend away is arranged for the members. Every year there has been a successful trip to the Lake District, Beaumaris, Anglesey, Lindisfarne, Dorset and many more. These trips are a brilliant opportunity to spend time together and learn new techniques and improve old ones. There are also evenings out to local sites and Saturday workshops available to small groups to work on a particular area of photography. As the society approach the new season, which starts in September 2013 and ends in June 2014, are running a campaign to attract and invite new members by having a ‘New Members Evening’ on Tuesday 3rd September. Anyone of any ability can join and the...