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Ebrington Village Hall Summer Barbecue and Boules

Frejus, la petanque. Watercolour by Michele GallegoFrejus, la petanque. Watercolour by Michele GallegoSaturday 20th June - 6.30pm Ebrington Village Hall, Ebrington, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Adults £6.00 Children £3.50 inclusive of food.

A popular event on the village calendar is back again. Its summer time and the Ebrington Village Hall Summer Barbecue and Boules (Ebrington style) is being held in June.

Admission is by Ticket only and they are available from Peter Satterthwaite - Telephone 01386 593248 or Malvern Strollers - Telephone 01386 840120 and Seamus O'Reilly - Telephone 01386 593250

Please bring your own drinks, corkscrews and glasses.


The game of boules, otherwise known as petanque, is perhaps the sport that is closest to French hearts. Similar to British lawn bowling or Italian bocce, the French version is traditionally played with metallic balls on a dirt surface beneath plane trees, with a glass of pastis at hand. The local boulodrome is a social point in southern France.
The object of the game is to throw your balls - usually with somewhat of an arched back-spin - so that they land closer to the small object ball - the cochonnet - than those of your opponent, or strike and drive the object ball toward your other balls and away from your opponents.

The current form of the game originated in 1907 in La Ciotat in Provence in southern France and the casual form of the game is played by about 17 million people in France.

Just remember that Ebrington Boules will be played in Ebrington style!

Source: Ebrington Village Hall  

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