Fulwell, Roker and Seaburn - Down Your Way

The people from St Peter's Monkwearmouth, in Florence with the Rev William taking a look at the Codex Amiatinus open in the foreground.
The people from St Peter's Monkwearmouth, in Florence with the Rev William taking a look at the Codex Amiatinus open in the foreground.
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A group of people from St Peter’s, Monkwearmouth, visited the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana known in English as the Laurentian Library in Florence to see the original Codex Amiatinus, the world’s oldest surviving Bible, which was transcribed and illuminated at the Wearmouth Jarrow monastery 13 centuries ago. They were joined by The Rev William Lister MA MTh, Chaplin at St Mark’s English Church, Florence, and St Peter’s Siena.

Wearside Field Club will meet on Tuesday, July 12, at 7.30pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street. Speaker Dr Winifred Stokes will talk about Victorian Women and their Money. Bookings will be taken for the July walk at Leyburn, led by Stuart Miller. It will be Leyburn 1940s weekend. Also the August walk at Keswick, led by Allan and Norma Major, which is an early start, 30 minutes early at each pick up point. All are welcome

Thousands of people got on their bikes on Father’s Day, June 19, to take part in the Rotary Ride, the biggest cycling event of its kind in aid of Prostate Cancer. On that day members of Seaburn Rotary, family and friends took part in a sponsored static cycling event at Seaburn Leisure Centre. This event was to raise funds for the charity Prostate Cancer UK and to raise awareness of the disease, which is one of the commonest male specific diseases in the UK. The participants, who ranged from aged seven years to 80, covered a distance of 580 kilometres, which represents a circuit of the boundary of the area covered by Rotary North East. President of Seaburn Rotary said: “Last year this event raised £100,000 nationally for the charity and it is expected that this year this amount will be surpassed.” For more information on Rotary, contact Tony Wortman on 01915484450.

Sunderland Community Lecture tomorrow at the University of Sunderland in the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s will be by Dr Chris Newman on ho Owns the Moon? Space Law and the Final Frontier. This free lecture starts at 2.30pm with registration at 2pm in the Prospect Building.

A Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am when ward councillors, Howe or Francis and Councillor Beck, will be in attendance.

Sunderland North Business Centre runs free play sessions for Children aged eight to 10who may be bored and want something to do. The sessions are held at the Seaburn Centre on Fridays from 4pm to 5.30pm. There are also sessions for 11 to 19-year-olds at the Seaburn Centre on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm. Other sessions for those aged 11 to 19 are held at Monkwearmouth Academy on Mondays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm.

Join the friendly tea dance at the Seaburn Centre on Thurs from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. It is modern and sequence dancing with Jean and Johnny.

During the Summer months Sunderland Volunteer Life Brigade Watch House Museum is open every Sun from noon to 4pm and admission is free. For further information vivit www.sunderlandvlb.com

All Saints’ Ladies’ Fellowship will meet in the vestry meeting room of All Saints’ Church, Fulwell Road, tomorrow at 7.45pm. All ladies are welcome.

Due to bank holidays and summer vacations Monkwearmouth Local History Group will be on holiday in July and August. The group will recommence on Monday, September 5.

Balletbefit is held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, on Sundays from 10.30am to 11.30am and Mondays from 7pm to 8pm. Workout to dance inspire exercise classes. Helen Wilson is a Balletbefit Certified instructor. Contact: Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com for more details.

Wearside Photo Imaging is a small camera club of photographic enthusiasts, who meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month at Fulwell Community Association, Chapman Street at 7pm. Activities are many and aimed at increasing knowledge in photography and image manipulation. New members are welcome.

neSlimmers classes are held in Chapman Street Community Centre every Wednesday at 6pm. There is no joining fee, pay only as you attend. Find detaisl on Face book @ North East Slimmers.

Karate classes are held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street,l on Saturdays from 2pm-3pm. All ages and abilities welcome, ring Steve on 07896074151 for details.