Sidmouth Dorset bowl report – the final chapter

Sidmouth tour picture. Mary and Brian Smith on the dance floor

Sidmouth tour picture. Mary and Brian Smith on the dance floor - Credit: Archant

The touring ladies and gents from Sidmouth are home again - tired and, for most of us, a few pounds heavier - in time for the closing games outdoors, writes Susie Bonnell.

Our final day on tour, Friday, saw us all eating a hearty breakfast for the last time in the Suncliffe Hotel - where the food was great and the restaurant staff fantastic.

A quick packing and double-checking of rooms and we were boarding the coach for our homeward journey - stopping off in Weymouth for our final game of the tour. It could not have been a better ending - Weymouth and Sidmouth had a draw with an aggregate score of 107 each and we really did all enjoy a terrific time throughout the trip.

There was bundles of laughter - mostly thanks to the ‘Jack Dee’ of our tour - organiser and comedian, Peter Mison!

We had great evenings together in the restaurant and lounges - with the added bonus of a nightly prize - all donated by our very generous and much loved president, Len Catford.


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There remain some tales untold, but, of course, what goes on in Bournemouth, stays in Bournemouth!

We can’t wait for the next Sidmouth Goes on Tour trip.

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