Houghton - Down Your Way

Rebecca Davis & Rebecca Thompson, who train at Burnside Workingmen's Club, double graded recently.
Rebecca Davis & Rebecca Thompson, who train at Burnside Workingmen's Club, double graded recently.
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The past Round Tablers ‘41 Club’ has taken over the annual fireworks spectacular at Hetton Lyons Cricket Ground, previously organised by the Round Table, which is unfortunately now closed. The gates open at 6pm on Saturday with the ground and aerial display by Pendragon, the fireworks specialists, at 7pm and there are also funfair attractions for children, and refreshments available. Cost is £3 for adults and £2 for children, and people are advised to arrive early to facilitate admission as there is only limited car parking in the vicinity. Thanks are expressed to Hetton Town Council for their support and sponsorship of this event.

St Michael and All Angels’ bonfire and fireworks party will start with the bonfire at 6.30pm, followed by the fireworks at 6.45pm on Saturday in the church grounds. Admission is £1.50 for adults, 50p for school age children and toddlers free. Hot dogs and drinks will be on sale.

Members of Houghton Older People’s Enterprise will enjoy a fish and chips lunch at 1pm on Thursday followed by entertainment from Jeff Wright in the Methodist Church hall.

The next surgery by Shiney Row councillors Anne Lawson, Mel Speding and Geoff Walker will be held in Trinity Methodist Church hall from 10am to 11am on Saturday. Residents are welcome to raise and discuss relevant issues.

There will be a toy sale with many bargains available at St Matthew’s Church hall, Newbottle Street, from 10am on Saturday.

The next walks by the Sunderland group of the Ramblers’ Association are on: Sunday, Sherburn and Pittington Circular, about eight miles, meeting at 10.30am in Sherburn Village Community Hall car park (DH6 1HF) with leader David Hann, phone 5120567 for details. Wednesday, November 9, Sunderland Bridge No. 2, about nine miles, meeting at the old bridge from the A167, at the roundabout near the Honest Lawyer Hotel, taking the first left on B6300 (DH6 5JL) at 10.30am with leader Brian Myers, phone 01642 313446.

The next meeting of the members of the Friends of Rectory Park will be in the community room of St Michael’s Kepier Hall at 7pm on Tuesday, November 8.

Speaker at Houghton Methodists Tuesday Fellowship was Minister the Reverend Slaley about his visit to the migrants and refugees camps in Calais.

Circuit Superintendent Minister the Reverend Alf Waite spoke to Houghton Methodists Women’s Fellowship on the subject of Humility. He was thanked for his thoughts by leader Iris Richardson.

Members of Sunniside Methodist Men’s Fellowship enjoyed a pie and peas supper and a general discussion on current topics, including their forthcoming anniversary weekend and inevitably Sunderland AFC.

Rebecca Davis and Rebecca Thompson, who train at Burnside Workingmen’s Club at Burnside, double graded at their latest grading event. Karate classes are held every Monday and Thursday from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. If anyone would like to try karate just pop along or ring Paul on 07842436675 for more information.