Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Tunstall WI members enjoying afternoon tea.
Tunstall WI members enjoying afternoon tea.
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Silksworth Heritage Group’s monthly meeting will now take place on a Monday afternoon in Beckwith Mews at 1.30pm. The next meeting will be on September 21 and everyone is welcome. There will be a film presentation of bygone days at Roker and Seaburn. Admission is £1, which includes refreshments.

The next blood donor session in Silksworth Community Centre will take place on Sunday from 10.05am - 12.05pm and 1.35pm-4pm.Appointments can be made or just walk in. For more information, ring 0300 123 23 23.

Silksworth Independent Methodist Church holds many weekly services and activities and everyone is welcome. These are: Sunday service 10.30am including fun club for the children.Monday: New You Group 10am, Sisterhood 2pm, Christian Endeavour 7.15pm.Tuesday: Prayer Meeting 6am, Stay’n’Play at Church 3.30pm, prayer meeting 7.30pm. For more information ask any member of the church or contact Minister Alan Bickle on 0191 5238138.

The monthly coffee morning will be on Saturday from 10am-noon. All are welcome.

Tunstall WI members enjoyed their summer break with a trip to Knaresborough on the hottest day in August, which included a delicious tea provided by the ladies of Forest Moor WI. This was most welcome and really enjoyed by all. A big thank you to secretary Sheila Cassidy for organising the day out. Members also visited Harrogate on September 3 for the WI Centennial Fair to celebrate 100 years of the WI. There is also an afternoon tea arranged at Beamish Hall on September 16, exactly 100 years to the day since the first WI meeting was held in Anglesy, when a lovely display of hats and posh frocks will be worn to mark the occasion. The next meeting will be on Thursday at 7pm in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, when there will be a 100-year celebration buffet and entertainment by R &B. The competition will be any item reflecting the past 100 years. Visitors are very welcome.

The Derwenthurst Club, Ryhope Village, will hold its annual leek show this Saturday. Benching for exhibits will be from 9.30am to 1pm. Viewing will take place from 6pm to 10pm on Saturday and from noon to 1.30pm and 7pm to 10pm on Sunday. All are welcome.