Who and what are the Collier Lads & Lass about?

We are a family concern, mum Lesley in charge of the purse strings, Drew in charge of operations and dad Terry cleaning up after the Lord Mayor’s horse! We spend a great deal of time looking and listening to players from around the globe, then discussing our findings with manufacturers to source improved or brand new products that ideally do the job at a cost effective price.

We will be in Memphis later in March, for the ACBL’s Nationals, primarily to show our PlayBridgeDealer4 machines but will also be assisting with the card dealing, around 50,000 decks all be produced using our machines. We already have some meetings planned with new products high on the agenda.

Whilst we will continue to offer the service and products that A.L. Fleming is famous for, we are also working to provide brand new services as outlined on this developing website. All of these services will carry items of interest, such hand commentaries, quizzes, competitions and challenges.

PlayBridgeHolidayClub – we don’t intend organising our own holidays but will work with the existing providers (most of whom are already customers of ours), to notify you of what is available both in terms of new holidays and short breaks. We also intend developing the range of holidays and breaks by working in partnership with potential operators.

PlayBridgeBookClub – we don’t currently have plans of becoming a book stockist but we will work with publishers to identify interesting titles and working in partnership to provide a first rate procurement service

PlayBridgeCocktailClub – many of you will already be members of various wine clubs, so we don’t compete with this, rather we will offer the cocktail of the month, to entertain your guests, either prior to or after your bridge party

PlayBridgeTogether – we will produce two session of bridge per day, afternoon and evening, the dealing data will be available from our website and can be dealt by those who have a dealing machine, alternatively we will offer a board dealing service from our Takeley base. Having played the game, scores can be downloaded and the overall scores will be displayed, we will also send hand records to all participants


Card Tables Playing Cards Bidding Sets Replacement Cards for Bidding Sets
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Duplicate Equipment Poker Chips and Accessories Title_Books_2015 Software


Please do not attempt to send your bank details via Email. This is very insecure,
and the safety of your details is NOT guaranteed.



Due to unacceptable losses, all Small Packet orders now have to be signed for.

Customers fromScottish Highlands & Islands and Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
still need to order by phone in order to receive the best shipping prices. 
SEE BELOW for more details.

At the point of sale, you will be asked to select a shipping method. Please choose carefully from the options available which are based on your delivery address. These options are:

  • UK Mainland, Isle of Wight and Southern Scotland
  • Scottish Highlands and Islands and Northern Ireland
  • Collect in person

Customers fromScottish Highlands & Islands and Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 
still need to order by phone in order to receive the best shipping prices.

​If you choose incorrectly, the shipping cost will be calculated incorrectly and your order is likely to be rejected.
In the event of this happening we will let you know and complete your order the old-fashioned way. The reason we ask you to do this is due to a fault (omission) in the new shop software which we have been told will be fixed soon.

International customers please call as previously.



UK and Isle of Wight

Orders of value from £0 - £20.00 including VAT - shipping cost £4.20 3-5 days delivery
Orders of value from £20.01 - £119.99 including VAT - shipping cost £7.68 next day delivery Mon - Fri
Orders of value from £120 or above including VAT - shipping cost FREE next day delivery Mon - Fri


Scottish Highlands, Islands and Northern Ireland
£12.42 all weights up to 10Kg.

Isle of Man and Channel Islands
Variable - Please Call

These services are only available via an email or telephone order.



We are able to arrange a Saturday delivery for an additional charge.
If you wish to use this service you will need to contact us.



We still run an invoicing system for those ordering on behalf of bridge clubs.
Please choose your purchases as normal, and select the invoice method at checkout.


At Flemings, we are already aware that our prices are very competitive; if you
find any items cheaper elsewhere, we will try to match that price. PLEASE CALL.



Contact information



Unit1 St Johns Trading Estate.
Dunmow Road, Takeley,
Bishop's Stortford, Herts.
CM22 6SP

Phone number: (+44) (0)1279 870222
E-mail address: bridgeshop@btconnect.com

VAT registration number: 920 0140 92



General accessories for bridge clubs or for home use. Including: Table Numbers, Card Holders and Bridge Scoring Pens.



A selection of Books and software on bridge, including books on: Directing at the Bridge Club, Bridge Movements, Duplicate Laws, Rubber & Contract Laws and software including: 'Scorebridge' scoring system and a full software bridge playing program.
Duplicate Equipment

Duplicate Equipment

Products your Bridge Club requires to play Duplicate Bridge. - Stacking Boards - Dealing Machine Boards - Replacement Inserts and Numbers



Automatic Dealing Machines.

Poker Chips and Accessories

Poker Chips and Accessories

A range of Poker Chips and Poker Accessories.