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Eric and Ivy Proud celebrated their diamond wedding on Thursday, September 22, with a family tea at Beamish Hall. They are staunch members of St Andrew’s Church in Dalton-le-Dale.

Coryl Ryder (Spirit Art) will preside tonight at the service at 7pm in Seaham Spiritualist Church, Vane Hall. There is a cover charge of £2.50 on most services.

If you are looking to improve your health, feel fitter or just get out and meet new people go along and join the gentle exercise class for older adults every Tuesday from noon to 1pm at Eastlea Community Centre. Sessions cost £1. For more details, ring 0191 5812399.

The Age Concern ‘Big Knit’, where little hats for bottles of smoothies are made and 25p for each one bought donated to the charity is under way again. Cedar Court’s Knit and Natter meets every Tuesday from 1.30pm and is free to all knitters willing to help. Refreshments are available. Donations of double knitting wool will be welcome and can be left at Cedar Court reception. A total of £1,730.25 was raised by Age UK Durham in last year. It is hoped to beat this amount this year.

Harvest celebrations will be held at Christ Church on Sunday with Holy Communion at 10am and evening prayer at 6pm. The harvest supper and auction, raffle and three games of bingo will take place in the church hall on Monday, October 3, at 7pm. Admission will be £1. The church will be open on Saturday morning to receive any harvest gifts you may wish to take along. Helpers to give the church a little cleaning will be welcome during the morning. A service of Holy Communion is held every Wednesday at 10am.

Seaham Family History Group meets on Wednesday from 9.30am to 12.15pm in Seaham Library. On the second Monday of every month the group meets between 4pm and 6.30pm.