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SANDAL STROLLERS: Met at Heath on Thursday (July 7) with about a dozen people turning up despite the variable weather. Their walk took in Dame Mary Bowles water tower and the former ash lagoons, on to the Pennine Trail and into Kirkthorpe. They took time to see the graves of the Benedictine nuns who fled from the French Revolution in October 1792, when they established a school, living at Old Hall Heath from 1811 to 1821. The next stroll will be on August 4, watch this column for more details.

SANDAL STROLLERS: Met at Heath on Thursday (July 7) with about a dozen people turning up despite the variable weather. Their walk took in Dame Mary Bowles water tower and the former ash lagoons, on to the Pennine Trail and into Kirkthorpe. They took time to see the graves of the Benedictine nuns who fled from the French Revolution in October 1792, when they established a school, living at Old Hall Heath from 1811 to 1821. The next stroll will be on August 4, watch this column for more details.

PLEDWICK CRICKET: This well supported club, which has built a great reputation, not only for sportsmanship, but particularly for encouragement it gives to junior members achieved a tangible reward last week. Then U13s, managed by Andrew Green, won the local junior cup in an exciting final with Thorpe Audlin.

ST HELEN’S WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP: Members met in church last week for their summer supper. Pat Jones moved the vote of thanks. The next meeting is the annual meeting on Monday, September 12 at 7.30pm in church, followed by exercises with Judith.

CAR BOOT SALE: This Sunday the very popular event on the Barnsley Road ground of Sandal Cricket Club will take place. Good weather is a regular feature as are the large number of sellers and buyers.

AFRICA FAMINE: Following the appeal made in last week’s Express backed by support from the pulpits of local churches, Brian has been able to add a further £1,000 to that sent by The Suzy Fund, with more promised in the coming days.

WAKEFIELD GOLF CLUB: Club members are looking forward to celebrate the centenary, not of the club (that was 30 years ago) but of the move to a new home in Woodthorpe. One of the highlights will be a pro-am.

FASHION SHOW: Organisers of the event, Sandal Fundraising Group for Wakefield Hospice were pleased to raise £446 at the event and wish to record their thanks to staff at the Brookhouse Club and all who supported the show.

CROFTON

FISHING: Monday night’s meeting was well attended at the Parish Council Centre to discuss the re-introduction of fishing at Coppers Lake. A further meeting will take place during September.

HEALTH CENTRE: From July 28 Crofton Health Centre will be upgrading its computer system. Will patients please be understanding when they book appointments, make telephone calls and collect prescriptions. The centre will be open as usual.

NOSTELL FRIENDLIES: Tomorrow Nostell play conference qualifying finalists Guiseley at home, kick off 3pm. Other matches include a game against Kinsley Boys on Tuesday, July 26 kicking off at 7.30pm, and on Thursday, July 28 against Beeston St Anthony’s, kick off 7.30pm

SPORTS: Crofton Sports AFC has resumed its summer training, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings on the Sidings starting at 6.30pm. Old and new players welcome.

MANOR: A new venture, every Wednesday at the Manor, Santingley Lane, starting at 7.30pm a few games of prize bingo with refreshments.

STAFF DEPARTURES: Four members of staff leave the school today. They are David Penfold (maths) began 1981, Peter Muir (ICT) 1988, Vicky Morris (English) 2001 and Scott Cosgrove (maths) 2008. We wish them all well.

BLOOD: As promised statistics from the recent blood donating session at Crofton Community Centre indicated that 115 people attended, 100 were bled which included four new donors. The next session is on Monday, October 24.

UNDER 11S: Crofton Junior U11 needs new players(boys or girls) for the new season in September. Training is on The Sidings every Friday from 6pm. For more information telephone Shaun on 07545 702611.

CROFTON WMC: Tomorrow evening’s entertainment will be provided by comedy entertainer Ricky K.

ANGLING: The next meeting for members of Nostell Miners’ Angling Club takes place on Sunday, July 24 at South Clifton on the River Trent.

LEE RICHARDS: This local computer expert has now raised £1,135 towards his £4,000 target from various endurance tests. Money is for Wakefield Hospice, and Lee still has until November this year to complete the challenges.

TOTS ‘N BABES: Last week the children did painted hand prints onto a canvas, which will hang in the entrance of their meeting hall.

READING CHALLENGE: Crofton Library is organising another summer challenge, the theme this year is circus stars. Read six books from the library to take part. Talks in the library to take place soon regarding this challenge, watch this space.

MOTHERS: A lively debate among members took place last week at the community centre. Subjects included the new Hepworth, Trinity Walk and problems with cold calling. Raffle winners were Jennifer Endersby and Jan Giles. Names were taken for the free meal out on Thursday, July 28 at The Rhubarb Triangle, meet there at 6.45pm.

WALTON & RYHILL

DARBY AND JOAN: Last week’s Havercroft and Ryhill Darby and Joan meeting, featured a raffle, tea, members’ draw and bingo. The raffle winners were J Jones and B Thorpe. Members’ draw winners were N Bradshaw and S Walter. The winners of the bingo were P Griffiths, B Jowett, D Stephenson, E Parton and B Atkins. If you wish to join the club, meetings are every Tuesday at 2pm to 4.45pm.

SUMMER FAIR: Victoria House nursing home on Nostell Lane, Ryhill, will hold its summer fair on Sunday, July 31, from 2pm. It will be held indoors if the weather is wet. Stalls include baking, books, DVDs, toys, tombola and a name-the-giant-rabbit. There will also be a raffle and refreshments available.

LUNCH CLUB: There is a lunch club at Havercroft and Ryhill Community Centre every Monday at 12.30pm (excluding bank holidays). Enjoy a two-course meal and drink for £3.50 and bingo for 50p a game. To book your place, please call the centre on 01226 727824.

WALTON METHODIST CHURCH: The service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by the Rev Richard Oldroyd. On Tuesday, open door coffee morning is from 10am to 11.30am, and on Wednesday, craft class is from 9.30am to noon.

COMEDY EVENING: On Saturday, July 23 there will be a performance from fabulous comedy duo The Inflatables at Walton Community Centre.

WALTON WARRIORS: Walton were victorious in their latest outing against a very big and organised Rotherham Giants team. Strong tackles and hard running from man of the match Matthew Robinson earned the 23-18 victory. A fantastic solo effort from Mikey Hayward turned the momentum towards Walton in the first half, and excellent kicking from Neil Mattison (three goals and one drop-goal) proved too much for Rotherham to handle. A further two tries from Chris Rudge and one from Darryl Nowell sealed the victory. Walton are at home again this Saturday July 23, against Barnsley Broncos. The kick-off is at 2.30pm.

WALTON GALA The Walton gala committee would like to thank all the volunteers, stall holders, dancers and especially the public who took part and enjoyed Saturday’s annual gala. Due to the weather conditions the gala was not as busy as usual but the charity stalls still did very well, raising  a large amount of money for their charities. Thank you from all those who participated go to the organising committee in return.