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Last Updated: Friday, 29 August, 2003, 18:29 GMT 19:29 UK
Bowls club's saucy calendar
A member of the Cirencester Bowls Club stripping off for a saucy calendar
Members bared all to raise cash Photo: Limelight Studios Cirencester
A saucy calendar featuring women members of a bowls club has sold more than 100 copies.

The women - aged 60 to 76 - stripped for the calendar to raise the cash for a new dishwasher at the clubhouse.

They posed in fishnets, garters and Cirencester Bowls Club blazers for the publication.

Pam Rogers - Miss February and one of the club's directors - came up with the idea.

"The men thought it was a big joke to start with but they realised that I was serious and it went from there," she said.

Mrs Rogers, 70, said nerves had quickly disappeared once the women started posing during the shoot at a local photography studio.

"They were a bit nervous but soon enjoyed it, had a laugh. The day of the photoshoot was hilarious."

Mrs Rogers said there had been a "wonderful reaction" to the calendar.

"Our husbands think it is great - most people think it is wonderful.

"They are lovely photos and we are very pleased with it."

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