A Portuguese youth choir visiting Wellington sang concerts in venues ranging from Oak court residential home to the Arts Centre. But the highlight of their visit was a games of bowls – almost unknown in Portugal.
A choir of young people from twin town Torres Vedras visited Wellington Bowling Club on Sunday morning to try their hand at a game of bowls.
Most of the youngsters had never played the game before and said that it was not played much in Portugal. However they had a marvellous time on the green with coaching from Martin Speakman, Roland Bath, Geoff Stamp and plus help from John Bailey and several other members of the Wellington Operatic Society who were providing accommodation for the choir during their stay.
The young singers said it was a pity they could not play bowls in Torres Vedras where they come from but hope that if they return to England they will be able to play the game again..
Last year members of the Wellington Operatic Society were invited to travel to Portugal to sing at the World Day of Song and they stayed with members of the local choir there.