Club Presidents

Club Presidents

Bolton Bridge Club was formed in 1946, the first President being Dr R. S. Davidson. It was incorporated as The Bolton Bridge Club Limited in April 1952.

The first Committee of The Bolton Bridge Club Limited comprised Alfred Glaister (President), Thomas Gee (Immediate Past President), Thomas Hope Parker (Hon. Treasurer), John Ormerod (Hon. Secretary), Franklin Farrington (Hon. Tournament Director), Cyril Morris (Hon. Solicitor), Miss Nellie Fletcher, Miss Margaret Glaister, Herbert Grundy, Mrs Grace Harrison, Thomas Mason, Dr Percy Michael Overton, and James Stanley Williamson. Several of these would later serve terms as President: Cyril Morris (1954-55), Tom Mason (1959-61), Bert Grundy (1964-65) and John Ormerod (1966-67).

Undoubtedly the best known of the members, at least in bridge circles, was Frank Farrington, whose entry in a Bridge Encyclopaedia is reproduced below:

FARRINGTON, Franklin, of Bolton, Lancs., textile consultant, born 1908.

Represented England in Camrose match v. Wales. Represented England v. France 1952; London v. Paris 1965. Winner Gold Cup 1959, Hubert Phillips Bowl 1952, Crockfords Cup 1958 and 1961, Tollemache Cup 1954-5, Pachabo Cup.

Author of Duplicate Bridge Movements.