Westwood Works 1903-2003
It was quickly realised that the potential was too large for just one section and the bowls and cricket sections were invited to join in. It was always the intention of the organisers to pay back the majority of the money collected in the form of prizes, keeping only a comparatively small proportion to benefit the Sports Club. However, despite the large amounts paid back in prizes - and in later years prizes of £500 and even £1,000 were paid out - sizeable donations were made to the three main sections as well as towards the cost of other fairly expensive items needed by other sections or by the Sports Club as a whole.
Founding members of the Association were:
Bowls: M. Gilgan, L.T. James (Jimmy), C.J. Walters.
Cricket: R. Barber, G. Summerlin (Treasurer), D. Westwood.
Football: L.J. Hill (Chairman), J.M. Farrow (Secretary), T. Yeeles.
|1961: The first Weekly Draw Rules||1961: The Weekly Draw Ticket||Edna and Len Yarrow make the Draw||
Extra Prizes for a Christmas Draw
|1968: Social Evening||1975: Making the Weekly Draw|
|1977: The first £500 winner||1977: £500 Draw Winners||1978: £500 Draw Winners||1978: £500 Draw Winners||1979: £500 Draw Winners||1981: Les Hill presents Cheque to Sports Club||1983: £1000 Draw Winner|
|1979: £500 winners receive cheques from Miss Baker Perkins||1981: Jim Farrow presents George Strickson with a £500 cheque||Presentation to Les Hill on 21 years of the Supporters' Association||Presentation to Jim Farrow on 21 years of the Supporters' Association||1990: Gordon Liquorish wins £1,000|
From 1961 to 1982, Gordon Summerlin handled £145,000 of funds as Treasurer of the Supporters' Association. He was presented with this special pen and pencil set (based on the BBC's "Blankety Blank Cheque Book and Pen" design) by Ted Thain
One Draw Ticket proved to be luckier than some. In 1961, Miss P.A. Wade lost her purse while holidaying in Wales. Fortunately the Police were able to identify the owner from her BP Sports Club Supporters' Association Draw Ticket and return her property to her.
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