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The sixth Sunderland History Fair arranged by Sunderland Heritage Forum will take place at the Quayside Exchange in High Street East 10am–4pm on Saturday.

Speakers include Alan Owen, will talk at noon about “The Day the German Navy came to destroy Sunderland on August 18, 1916.

Richard Gameson, a Professor of Durham University and an expert on medieval manuscripts, will talk on the “Codex Amiatinus: a short account of a big book”, at 2pm.

Hendon Community Association now meets in its new premises in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, Hendon, SR1 2JH.

There is a drop-in luncheon Club on Tuesday and Thursday, open from 8.30am to 3.30pm.

There is also bingo on Monday evenings, 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over 18s).

For further information, Tel. 0191 565 5648.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, is now open for research tomorrow, from 9.30am-noon, also on Friday and Saturday at 9.30am-noon.

Donnison School are looking for people with some spare time to join the volunteers to help prepare for its Summer Fair on June 25.

Everyone is always welcome to its friendly group. Tel: 565 4835.

There is a toddler group held on Tuesday mornings at Sunderland Minster 9.30am-1.30am.

Refreshments are available for parents and children. All welcome.

A beginner’s session is held by Hendon Karate Class at Cheers public house tomorrow at 6pm-7pm.

A class is also held on Friday at 6pm-7pm.

For further details, Tel. 07932 724720.

Book an enjoyable afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) for a celebration in the Donnison School, which is a Grade II-listed building.

Cost is £7 per person, which includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes.

There is also an illustrated talk. Tel. 0191 565 4835 to book.

Foyle Street Writers meet weekly at Sunderland City Library on Thursday, 10am–noon.

They share ideas and support fellow creative writers. New members welcome.