Boldon - Down Your Way

Some of the entries for the fruit and vegetable compeition.
Some of the entries for the fruit and vegetable compeition.
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The Friends of East Boldon Parks held a very successful and well supported fun day in Grange Park at the beginning of the month. The weather was kind and the crowds enjoyed lots of fun and entertainment throughout the afternoon. The organisers would like to thank the council for its support, Gary Frazer and his team for providing the entertainment and the many local businesses who also generously supported. There were many competitions to enter, including vegetables, cakes, and pet dogs. Back to Basics Dog Trainer put on a fabulous display of dog obedience during the afternoon. A big thanks also to all who donated cakes and to those who volunteered to help on the day. Without them this event could not happen. Winners of the cake competition were Adam Smith for his Gin and Tonic Cup Cake and Children’s winner was Amelia Bewick for her raspberry lemonade drizzle cake.

Boldon School is holding an open evening for Year 6 students and families this evening from 6pm to 8pm. This event gives parents an opportunity to meet the staff and pupils, and to see and appreciate the many facilities available at the school including the Hair and Beauty Salons, swimming pool, fitness suite and theatre. Students and families can also participate in exciting and innovative activities during the evening.

East Boldon Library will hold a Mcmillan Coffee Morning from 10am to noon this Friday alongside the usual Knit and Natter Club from 10am to noon and an Age UK computer drop-in session from 10am to noon. Everyone is welcome.

The Boldon’s History Group meets in The Grey Horse next Tuesday at 7pm. Members and guests are asked to take along photographs and memorabilia of people or places they would like to include in an evening of memories old Boldon Characters events and places. All welcome.

Boldon Community Centre in New Road, Boldon Colliery, has recently had six snooker tables completely refurbished with help from a Jarrow and Boldon Community Area Forum grant. A new pricing structure has been put in place and sessions now cost £3 per hour or £10 for four hours.

West Boldon Residents ‘Association will hold a pie and peas supper with entertainment from local folk Group Seganainm in the Wheatsheaf in West Boldon on Wednesday, October 28, at 5.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and are available from association members. The next meeting will be held in The Wheatsheaf at 10am on Wednesday, October 14.

The cake competition judged by Helen, last year's winner and Pete Zulu.

The cake competition judged by Helen, last year's winner and Pete Zulu.

East Boldon Infants School is holding workshops to give parents an opportunity to discuss the curriculum and how best to support their child. Sessions will take place on Tuesday, September 29, at 2.30pm and 5pm for Reception Class; Wednesday, September 30, at 2.30pm and 5pm for Year 1 and Thursday, October 1, at 2.30pm and 5p.. for Year 2.