How the Soldiers and Sailors Club Originated
This is a very brief history of how the Soldiers and Sailors fishing Club originated. The angling is part of the NFD & DS & S. (Sawley) Club Ltd.This angling section is still is an active Angling section which has it’s own club waters and a full seasons fishing match calendar.
I believe this angling section was possibly started in the 1950’s, with Ernie Race as the secretary. Ernie was also secretary of the general club for a good number of years. Other section’s existed, such as the Racing Pigeon section, Football,Children’s section’s etc.
The Angling club is still very much a part of the General Club where all its meeting are held. Unfortunately the Racing Pigeon section closed after a building extension was added to the club building in the 1970’s, and the children’s section has more recently been disbanded.
I will try to gather more information to make this history more accurate and informative.