Community news - Sandal

SANDAL RUGBY: A happy return to Milnthorpe Green last Saturday when history was made as Burnage arrived on their first ever visit to Milnthorpe. A hard fought match on a fine day, ideally suited for Sandal’s style of play, yet strangely, our visitors scored their only try when they had two men in the sin bin. Tomorrow it is a long haul up to Penrith, a town I have never visited, yet was invited to attend a selection meeting nearly thirty years ago (didn’t go) Any supporters welcome to travel with the team, for a small contribution to cost.

MACMILLAN COFFEE: Not just a Coffee Morning, but a whole day at The Spring on Barnsley Road today between the hours of 10am and 4pm. This great venue has committed itself to raising as much as possible for this great charity. The Spring as ever will be open for a great meal, with bargains galore for the browser but for Macmillan Day, for just £2.50 visitors will enjoy coffee and a slice of cake.

LAWRENCE CONLAN: This great man’s Requiem Mass celebrated at St Joseph’s Church, packed with Family, councillors and officers of West Yorks Fire Service on Monday. When Mgr Fisher said “We will shall not see his like again”, it really struck home for Lawrie was a man who, after service on the Russian Convoys, served many years as a Councillor, specialising as a leader of the Fire Service.

HANDBAG AUCTION: Early notice that SCA on 14th October at W.Y.Sports Club re organising this event to raise funds for a new building for Wakefield Sea Cadets. 7.30pm for 8pm start and entry is £2. Ladies are asked to donate handbags for this event. Call Gail on 242497 or e-mail who will arrange collection. More details later.

WAKEFIELD BIKEATHON: Come along and join the Wakefield Branch of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research for a bike ride of 26 or 13 miles along quiet, picturesque country lanes on Sunday October 2 at 10am, starts at Kettlethorpe High School. Contact Diane on 254383 to sign up before the day (adults £7) or on the day (adults £10) A great day out for families and keen cyclists alike, particularly if the fine weather holds (and it will).

CIVIC PARADE: Joined this annual celebration in support of new Mayor Coun Ros Lund, although surprised to find only three councillors and one former Mayor processing through the City to take part in the Civic Service in All Saints Cathedral.

SANDAL CRICKET CLUB: Draw for winners in the Club draw resulted in First Prize (£100) No 87, Second Prize (£50) No 76 and Third (£25) No 31. The October draw will take place in the pavilion on Saturday October 29 at 8pm.

PAXTON SOCIETY: After presenting the prizes at sixty-sixth Autumn Show, it was a pleasure to convey the good wishes of all members to Colin Lockwood, our longest serving member who’s 89th Birthday it was. Everyone present asked that I convey their good wishes to Walter Harrison, who served as Patron for 25 years, before asking that I take office for a similar period -that was ten years ago, so I must keep fit awhile.

WAKEFIELD GOLF CLUB: Celebrates 100 years at Woodthorpe today 30 September 2011. The Club moved from Heath where it was established in 1891 following the acquisition of a lease on the 107 acre site at Sandal from Sir Thomas Pilkington Bart, a lease recently renewed for the next 75 years. One hundred years at Woodthorpe was celebrated over three days with all inclusive competitions for Men, Ladies and Juniors, a celebratory dinner in the Clubhouse when Professional Ian Wright entertained Members and Guests With a humorous view of the Club’s history and culminated in a PRO/AM competition on Monday of this week.