Players have been bowled over to have a club running once more in Wisbech.
The Hudson Indoor Bowls Club was officially opened by town mayor David Hodgson on Saturday.
The club has been formed by a group of volunteers after the former Wisbech Indoor Bowls Club relinquished its lease at the Hudson Centre during March. The former club owes Fenland District Council £16,000.
Up to 90 bowlers went along to Saturday’s event to watch mayor David Hodgson officially open the new club.
He said: “It is absolutely glorious to have the club open again.
“This has been going on for such a long time and it is a great pleasure.
“This is a great thing for this town.” He praised Cllrs Peter Human and Michelle Tanfield along with Simon Fairhall and Phil Hughes for their help in re-starting the club. All were present at the ceremony on Saturday.
The club’s membership now stands at 115 after more players signed up on Saturday.
Games and a buffet were included during the afternoon’s celebrations.
Play officially started on Monday last week. Sessions are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
There are now hopes to attract younger people to join the club along with applying for grants to help with the running costs.
The current lease runs for a year and after that time it is hoped to apply for an alcohol licence.