Congratulations to former tea-lady Sybil Steel who celebrates her 90th birthday today (January 8th)

Sybil,whose involvement in East Leeds dates back to her late husband Denis joining the club in1955, can still be seen at the club on summer Saturdays to keep her eye on her "little boy" John, (55)

Sybil, in company with Marion Rich provided teas to home and visiting teams for over 20 years during which time a successful legal case was never brought against them. Never a pair to waste ingredients, their egg (and shell), salmon (and bone) and sprayed on potted meat sandwiches were endured by generations. However the counterpoint of their delicious home baking was very much appreciated.

I'm old enough to have sampled the delicious (??) fare offered for players teas. I can testify, having been chased by a lady brandishing a cricket bat, that nobody dared complain !!

                       HAPPY BIRTHDAY SYBIL