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Pupils from Ropery Walk Primary School enjoyed learning how to play bowl.

Pupils from Ropery Walk Primary School enjoyed learning how to play bowl.

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Tonight, Wednesday and Thursday, the Seaham-based Amateur Theatrical Society, In Your Face is performing the musical Rent in Seaham Town Hall. Tickets are £8. Contact David on 07402 344925.

After the summer break, Christ Church Ladies’ Society will resume its weekly meetings tomorrow with a service in church at 7.30pm. The programme for autumn and winter sessions will be available.

Some of the pupils who won trophies in the competition.

Some of the pupils who won trophies in the competition.

The next area branch meeting of the Royal British Legion will be held at Murton Top Club on Saturday. Please contact Eddie Brown for further information, 07837 942061.

This coming Saturday and Sunday, St Mary the Virgin Church, Old Seaham, will be open during the Heritage Weekend from 10am to 4pm. The building is one of just 20 pre-Viking churches in the country and well worth the visit. The church nave is Saxon with seven windows; the chancel and tower are in the Norman period with the porch and vestry added later. The pulpit is Elizabethan and the pew Georgian. The parish has links with George, Lord Byron who married into the Milbanke family.

Services at Christ Church, new Seaham, are: Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion. Sunday, morning prayer at 10am and Holy Communion at 6pm. On Sunday at 9.15am Holy Communion will be celebrated at St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale.

The next meeting of Christ Church Mothers’ Union will be on Monday, September 12, at 2pm after the annual Opening Church Service of the MU.

Ropery Walk Primary School children paid a visit to Dawdon Welfare Bowls Club recently. The class enjoyed the introduction to bowls with a small tournament, and trophies were presented to the lucky winners.

Anyone wishing to order a Poppy Wreath for the Armistice Day Parades and Services, contact the Seaham Poppy Organiser. Order forms are available around the town with full details or contact E Armes on 5810419.

The collection organised by Doreen Proud over the Sea Sunday weekend for the Seafarers’ Centre, Seaham Harbour, raised £135. A cheque has been sent to David Talbot, lay chaplain of the Seafarers Centre.

Seaham Harbour U3A’s garden party held in Ashdene, Dalton-le-Dale, with the beneficiary being St Andrew’s Church Building Fund. The proceeds amounted to £500 and a further £100 was given to commemorate a marriage in the church. Thanks go to all who donated, cooked and helped in so many ways.