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THE SPRING: The team would like to say a big Thank You to all who came and supported the Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Nurses which raised £210 for this great charity. It is always a delight to call in for lunch or to browse.

JOAN SUTCLIFFE: SS Peter & Paul Church was packed for the Requiem Mass celebrated for a much loved lady, widow of Arthur and a loving mother. As a girl, Joan was a champion swimmer and a very athletic member of the Youth Club at English Martyrs Church, along with her brother Keith who was recognised as an outstanding sportsman, until that dreadful day, when along with Mark, his son, he was killed in an awful accident on Denby Dale Road. Joan kept busy, involving herself and her lovely family in a wide variety of community activities, running a ballroom dancing club was just one of many.

CHEVET LANE: A further meeting has been arranged by Sandal Com Assoc to take place at The Three Houses starting at 4pm on Monday November 14. This will be attended by Inspector Helen Brear, when results of a Two Day Police survey of traffic will be reported, as well as an Highways officer. Residents express delight at Brian’s attempts to restrict speed by getting an amazing 21 SLOW signs painted on the road. A further positive change has occured with the provision of a footpath near to the junction with Carr Lane Walton Station Lane much improved safety for pedestrians as well as giving better ‘sighting’ for drivers.

LOST KEYS: Within hours of last week’s Express appearing, I am pleased to report the keys found on Woolgreaves were returned to a grateful owner

CHRISTMAS LUNCHES: An early notification that once again, a seasonal lunch will be available at The Spring from Tuesday December 6 to Saturday December 17, between 12noon and 2pm. Bookings may be made in the Cafe Main Course costs £5.95, Two Course £7.70, Three Course £9.20. Last year this proved to be a great attraction with family and friends groups meeting at The Spring enjoying a real taste of Christmas, as well as looking for gifts.

SANDAL RUGBY: A loss last week at B & B pushed us into the middle of the League and tomorrow facing Birkenhead Park at Milnthorpe Green is sure to prove to be a hard match, kick-off 2.15pm. As ever an excellent pre-match lunch will be provided, phone Howard 252411.

WAKEFIELD GOLF CLUB: Members were delighted when Neil Kinghorn, a one handicap member won the Leeds Amateur Championship by beating another local player, Damien Simpson from Woolley. This is a wonderful way to mark the Centenary of the move from Heath to Woodthorpe. Neil follows in the distinguished steps of Alan Slater, a giant of the game, who won the ‘Leeds’ in 1947, 1950, 1953 and 1954 and went on to achieve great success nationally

SANDAL POST OFFICE: During the next few weeks as we make a start on Christmas cards we will be buying postage stamps. Next week special Christmas stamps will be issued, Second class cost 36 pence, First class 46 pence. No hope of our Post following the lead of Australians, I fear. They reduce cost in December by 10%, getting the Christmas spirit.

BEAVER SCOUTS: Meet every Tuesday at Scout Head Quarters at rear of Sandal Methodist Church, Barnsley Road 6:15pm to7:15pm. Activities are varied, as well as making new friends. A bonfire/ firework display is planned and then a Christmas pantomime visit. Boys and girls welcome between the ages of 5 ¾ and 8 years old. Subs’ £2 per session payable on the night or preferably per term. For further information please ring Jason on 07950427334.