Boule-ing along to Holmebrook…

IT MAY SURPRISE you to learn that petanque – a form of French boules is one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK. It might surprise you even more to learn that Chesterfield has a pétanque club, with around 30 members, based at Holmebrook Valley Park, writes Michael Stilts.

In 2011, Brian and Margaret Eldridge – enthusiastic pétanque players who had moved to Chester eld – suggested to the Borough Council that it would be a good idea to set up a local pétanque club…

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