Fairfield sail into a bright future

MEMBERS of Fairfield Golf and Sailing Club, originally established a six-hole course in 1892 by the owner of a Droylsden jam factory,  enjoyed the sweet taste of success when their magnificent new clubhouse at the weekend following a long battle of survival.

OPENING TIME: Andrew Gwynne and Sir Gerald Kaufman cut the ribbon watched by officials and guests

OPENING TIME: Andrew Gwynne and Sir Gerald Kaufman cut the ribbon watched by officials and guests

Andrew Gwynne, the local  MP  who had played a big part in the club’s continuity finally guaranteed in 2002, performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

He was one of the youngest councillors in Tameside and he followed his own instincts in supporting the club along with top names such as Sir Gerald Kaufman and John Prescott.

Dave Leonard, who had been at the heart of the club’s survival and redevelopment of its course and clubhouse over many years,  spoke  passionately about the hard work put in by so many members and the support the club had received in very difficult times.

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