The Goole Pool League recently held a knockout to raise funds for a memorial plaque and bench in memory of the former landlord of the Steam Packet, John Bennett.
The GPL, which was formed in 1976, consists of three divisions of 33 teams. Player Sean Broadhead told us: “John Bennett ran the Steam Packet, the home of the Goole Pool League, and he was also involved with various other pubs over the years, including the Royal Hotel on Aire Street, The Peacock, the Creykes Arms in Rawcliffe and the Ferryboat.
All the members of the GPL thought a plaque and a bench would be a fitting way to remember John. The original knockout was held in February and £485 was raised, with £100 given out as prize money and the rest going towards buying the plaque and bench.”
The plaque and bench have been placed at the Steam Packet pub on Cheviot Avenue.