GROVETOWN GOSPEL MISSION
ADDED 14 NOVEMBER 2006
Pontefract lass born and bred, I love to read the Pontefract Digest each
November issue, Margaret Green asked if anyone remembered the Grovetown
Gospel Mission. Yes, I do remember it with great affection. It was a
wonderful place, and we children knew it as “Sunshine Corner”.
on Tanshelf Drive and some friends and I would walk down Blue-Bell steps
and across a field into Grovetown, taking carrots for the blind pit
ponies that grazed in an adjoining field to the Mission Hut.
a very plain wooden hut by the side of the railway bridge, but it always
had a very warm, welcoming, feeling. We children would sit in rows on
long wooden benches and sing lovely cheerful songs - the opening song
would be “Sunshine Corner”.
“Sunshine Corner - Oh it’s jolly fine,
It’s for children under ninety-nine
All are welcome, seats are given free
Pontefract Sunshine Corner, is the place for me.”
closing song would be “We are travelling to the mansion on the Happy Day
Express” - Oh! Happy days!
Mrs J. Egan
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