Community news - Sandal

SANDAL GARDENING CLUB: Next meeting will be on November 16 at WYSCC starting at 7.15pm, when ‘Greensleeves’ will talk about lawn care. New members always welcome.

ST THOMAS A BECKET HIGH SCHOOL: The following appointments have been made for this school year. Head girl Alex Myers and deputy Zoe Harris; head boy Sam Marson and deputy Alex Napper; deputy head girl (key stage 3) Sarah Shaw and (key stage 4) Adena Elliott. Everyone at this fine school is looking forward to celebrations in 2013 the golden jubilee year, when those with long memories will recall the sad, yet happy times when the ‘old’ St Austin’s Senior School in Teall Street closed.

SANDAL RUGBY: Last week in a close-fought match, Sandal had to be content with a single bonus point after losing a game in which we scored two tries while the visitors had to rely on the referee to award them a penalty try. Tomorrow the team travel to Altrincham, south of Manchester and as ever supporters are welcome to travel with the team for a modest donation.

SANDAL CRICKET CLUB: Winning numbers in October draw are, 1st prize (£100) No 23, 2nd prize (£50), No (£250 No 86. The next draw will take place in pavilion on November 26 at 8pm.

COFFEE MORNING: The Sandal committee for Yorkshire Cancer Research invites everyone to come to the church hall at SS Peter & Paul next Wednesday, November 16 from 10.30am to 1pm. Admission £1, which inclludes coffee and biscuits. Several good stalls promised. The new coffee and cup cake shop at 43 Standbridge Lane, which opened on Monday is a welcome venue for the ladies to meet and lunch.

TABLE TOP SALE: West Yorkshire Sports Club has arranged for this to take place on Saturday, November 26, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. To book in advance phone Chris on 258528. Charge £8 per table.

JOHN AND SIR JIMMY: Received a letter and pile of photos from John Etty, former star of Wakefield Trinity, now living at Cleveleys who asked whether I would be going to the requiem mass for Sir Jimmy Savile at St Anne’s Cathedral. John had met Sir Jimmy many times over 50 years.

SANDAL METHODISTS: Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with an act of worship in words and music in the church on Sunday November 20, at 6pm.

COMPASS COURSE: For those interested in walking, Sandal Community Association is organising a compass and mapping course for beginners. A series of six short walks on local footpaths monthly, probably starting on November 15. All walks will be within a ten-mile radius of Sandal so there is no need for long car journeys to get to the start. Course is free. If interested, call Jack White on 253375 or e-mail