CELEBRATIONS broke out at the Pewsey Vale Bowls Club after its two-year-long project to add in a new kitchen extension was unveiled on Friday.

Dozens of locals turned up for the opening of the kitchen, in Kings Corner, which was made possible thanks to a £10,000 grant from The Hills Group Ltd and from longstanding former member Ken Mundy, who left a large contribution to the club in his will.

The work to demolish the old, small kitchen, which has been named as Ken's Kitchen, began in October 2016 and the new, much larger one was completed last month and will now be able to cater for club events and bigger local events too.

"The place looks great and is a lovely addition to the club. The old kitchen was small, damp and outdated but this one is top notch," said club treasurer Christine Foulkes.

"There was a good turnout from club members and local residents, all of whom were very impressed with the new Ken's Kitchen which has brand new hobs, two large ovens, a dishwasher and an air extraction system.

"We are so grateful to the contributions from Ken and The Hills Group for their generosity. Now we can look forward to hosting many events here for the club and the community too.

"I also want to thank the local companies involved in the design, planning, building and fitting were: Kennet Design, J K Building Services, Fishlock and Dyer, Steve Cook, Plumbing and Heating and Home Carpets and Flooring."

The club was formed in 1923.