Important Notice ; Bridge on Thursday 5th October 2023!!!!

As many of you will already know there are 2 Thursday’s every year where we cannot use the main room in Hammond Hall as the WI hold long established large events involving food and drink. This Thursday is one of those dates. I know that several league and cup matches have already been arranged for Thursday evening which is very useful as club bridge will be in the Tower Room at the usual time. Please note the change of room and please do not try and enter the WI event ( unless you have already bought a ticket) . The tower room is a much smaller venue ( adjacent to the main building) and will only hold 9-10 tables safely, there will be little choice for the Director but to deal with everyone on a 1st come, 1st served basis. Please given the space involved take your seats asap.. Hopefully given the prearranged fixtures everyone will be able to enjoy a fine evening of Bridge.

Finally we have received a hand crafted thank you card from all the members of Bassingham Scouts thanking us for our generous donation ( from the Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Day)towards establishing their local camp site. Again a hugely successful event and our huge thanks go to all who attended, donated prizes, cakes or other edibles or helped on the day. Well done all!!!

Kind Regards


Joules Charcoal Gilet

Hi All
There was a Joules charcoal gilet left on the back of a seat after Bassingham Bridge on Thursday night. Could the owner contact Pat Haslam who is keeping it safe.

8th November Curry Evening

Good news, I am now taking bookings for our curry evening that will be held at Newark Golf at 6.30 on the 8th November.

The price this year is £14 which although I’m afraid is more than last year is still good value.

If you would like to come please let me know at

Heckington Bridge Day

Rachel Cope has kindly let us know about the above bridge day which may interest some of you. The details are:

Heckington Bridge Day
Thursday 12th Oct
At the Village Hall Heckington
Doors open at 10am play starts at 10.30am
Procceds to Heckington Church

For Tickets, please Contact Chris Cullen No later than the 5th Oct
01529 460272
10 Houlden Way,

Cheques made out to Heckington with Howell PCC

Send a SAE with your cheque and include Players Names.
Please indicate if you are Vegetarian.
Also say if you need to sit, otherwise we cannot guarantee sitting places on the day

Presentation to Scouts

Stuart Credland, Bassingham Scout Leader will be presented with a cheque for £1552 this Thursday evening at 6.45 pm prior to bridge starting. This is the profit from our Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day.

The Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day

Our treasurer, Barry Leverett, has totted up all the monies from our Charity Day and I can announce that Bassingham Bridge have raised £1552 to go to the scouts for the development of their new campsite.
Many thanks to everyone who helped in any way to help raise this record amount.

Ravenscar ’24

Dear Members,

For those of you that are interested Jayne and I are organising our spring annual outing to Raven Hall next year.

This will be from Monday 8th April to Thursday 11th and will be based on the same formulae as last time.

Cost will be in the region of £300 per person for a double room and a bit more for a single. Includes dinner, bed and breakfast. I will need a £100 deposit per person this month though.

If you are interested in going please contact me on .


ps. A date for your diary, the autumn Bassingham curry evening will be at Newark Golf Club on Wednesday 8th November, details to follow!

Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day

It was good to hold our first charity day post Covid. Everyone appears to have had a very good day and thoroughly enjoyed their bridge and the excellent catering. This was as a result of the help of numerous members of Bassingham Bridge from setting up the room, providing numerous quiches, cakes and raffle prizes to waitering all day. The scouts were brilliant and a real help. They too provided biscuits, cakes and raffle prizes as well as help throughout the day. It was all ably directed by Fred Myers.
Many thanks to everyone for whatever you helped with and to all those who attended for your support.

Roy Hughes Memorial Charity Bridge Day

Hi All
Just a quick thank you but we have decided not to have a temporary fridge and therefore will not need the frozen plastic milk bottles this year. We have been fortunate with offers of large coolers.

Bassingham News

It is with sadness that I have to let members know that Pam Isaac has passed away. Many members are sure to remember Pam, who had been a member of Bassingham for many years. At present I have no details of funeral arrangements.