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LINDALE METHODISTS: Last Sunday’s Harvest Festival was a great success with a wonderful display of produce. This has been donated to St George’s Crypt in Leeds. There will be a harvest supper and quiz at 7pm this evening and tickets are £4. The morning service on Sunday will be led by Mr Peter Cookson of Pontefract. The Rev Tony Jones will lead the evening communion service. As part of the church’s anniversary weekend there will be a concert presented by The Palm Court Quintet and Singers on Saturday, October 1 at 3pm and this will be followed by tea at 4.30pm. All-inclusive tickets are £5 each and can be obtained by contacting 01924 366803.

BRASS BAND CONCERT: Phoenix Brass are presenting a concert at Kirkhamgate village hall on Saturday, October 8 at 7.30pm and there are still a few tickets available at £5 each. Please contact Ralph or Sue on 01924 383071.

MacMILLAN COFFEE MORNING: The Royal Artillery Association is holding a coffee morning at Alverthorpe Working Men’s Club, Flanshaw Lane tomorrow between 10am and 1pm to raise money for Macmillan Nurses. Stalls will include, cakes, books and tombola and there will be a raffle. Please support this worthy cause.

PHOENIX CENTRE YOUTH CLUB: Youngsters who attend this youth club on Monday evenings between 6pm and 8pm can look forward to Boxercise classes courtesy of Wakefield Distrct Housing and WMDC. The sessions will start in October so, if interested, please contact 01924 372108 for details.

HOSPICE: The Quiz Night held recently at St Anne’s Church, Wrenthorpe raised £340 for the work of the Hospice. The local fund raising group would like to thank everyone who participated and made the evening such an enjoyable one.

ST PAUL’S CHURCH: This Sunday the service will take place at 9.30am and will be led the Rev Gerry Sykes who will also be preaching. At the same time a new Sunday School for older children will take place and all children are welcome to attend either the existing younger or the older age group. On Monday Funky Faith takes place after school at 3.30pm and everyone is welcome to attend.

MOORHOUSES MILL: A descendant of the Moorhouse family who once owned the mill, although following the tragic death of Lt. Col. Moorhouse and his son Captain Moorhouse on the same day in the First World War, the family struggled to keep it going. However, Rebecca is presently preparing a book about the mill in Flanshaw Lane and is gathering information about it. Rebecca is also a well-known author of children’s books and has her own website which informs that her books can be obtained from Amazon. Imagination must run in her family as she reveals that her son wanted to be a dog when he grew up! If anyone has any information to pass on about the mill please contact 01924 370319.

ELECTORAL MESS: Alverthorpe was divided by the last electoral reform so that it was served by both Ed Balls and Mary Creagh. Now new boundaries have been proposed but the dividing line seems to be unclear. Can anyone throw any light on where the dividing line will fall in the new reform?