Letter: Pocklington’s hidden gem at NHS centre

Hidden gem for jigsaw lovers.
Hidden gem for jigsaw lovers.

Recently, whilst visiting the Humber NHS Centre on George Street, I was delighted to come across Pocklington’s very own Jigsaw Club, a hidden gem for jigsaw lovers, like myself.

This little known treasure, in the very heart of Pocklington, opens each Friday between 9.45am and 11.30am, thanks to the kindness of two ladies Stella Stubbs (Bishop Wilton) and Ros Moor (Pocklington) who give their time freely, ensuring this former WVS Club has continued to run for 25 years.

In more recent years Evelyn Clark (Seaton Ross) has joined them to swell their ranks.

The club boasts an extensive selection of around 270 jigsaws, something to keep us occupied during the darker nights ahead, each available to rent for the affordable price of £0.40 pence per jigsaw. But without the Healthcare Centre’s generosity in facilitating use of a room free of charge, the Jigsaw Club would have closed years ago.

Thanks to this kind act of community service every penny received is reinvested in new stock. Indeed, only recently the ladies purchased £350 of new jigsaws.

On behalf of my fellow Jigsaw Club members, I thank Stella, Ros and Evelyn for maintaining such a superb resource in Pocklington and invite any other jigsaw lovers to join them on a

Friday morning. There’s no membership fee, and you’ll receive a warm reception with many hours of

enjoyment ahead.

Ruth Strangeway

Full Sutton