7 AUGUST 2023
The weather on the evening of 3 August was remarkably kind given the squalls of the previous days. Freemen, Liverymen and friends gathered at the London Pétanque Club (LCP) in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens for the 2023 Inter Livery Pétanque Tournament which was organised by the Worshipful Company of Distillers.
After a short briefing by a representative of the LCP the various matches began and it looked absolute chaos! However, slowly but surely progress was made. The Stationers' Company fielded three teams of members and guests.
Mike and Chris practise
Team one: Liveryman Mike Greenaway, Freeman Rafael Pittman and Liveryman Chris Jolly
Team two: Freeman Edward Hoare with guests Claire Wheatley and Dominic Prentis and
Team three: Freeman David Button with guests Nigel Wood and David Rodwell
Edward plays watched by Dominic
At stake was the Cooper’s Cask and although none of our teams came away with that prize they all had a great time!
There are several Inter Livery sporting events each year so do please let us know of any sports you play so that we can alert you to them. We have just circulated information about the Inter Livery Real Tennis tournament to the membership and we would love to have Stationers representing us there so do contact the office on email@example.com if you would like to get involved. Meanwhile we say "well done" to our pétanque players!
In the main picture you can see, from l-r: David Rodwell, Liveryman Mike Greenaway, Freeman Rafael Pittman, Claire Wheatley, Freeman Edward Hoare, Dominic Prentis, Freeman David Button, Liveryman Chris Jolly and Nigel Wood.