Washington - Down Your Way

Phoebe Bell, who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Washington to take part in a Rotary Youth Leadership course, and speaker, local historian Peter Welsh.
Phoebe Bell, who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Washington to take part in a Rotary Youth Leadership course, and speaker, local historian Peter Welsh.
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A Craft fair with free parking and entry will take place from 1oam to 4pm on Saturday in Washington Arts Centre.

DONNA Wylde is the guest of Silver Star Country and Western Club tomorrow in North Biddick Club.

Washington Sewing Circle will be meeting at 7pm on Friday in St Bede’ Church hall on Heworth Road. Contact 0191 416 4377.

The Tom McConville Band are the guests of Davy Lamp Folk Club from 7.30pm on Saturday in Washington Arts Centre.

THE Rotary Club of Washington welcomed Phoebe Bell back from her Rotary Youth Leadership Award, which tested her powers of survival, along with her tenacity, endurance and team building skills. Phoebe said she made lots of new friends, and pushed herself out of her comfort zone many times. She said it was an experience that will stay with her for a very long time and thanked The Rotary club of Washington for financing her to go to Ryla. Another guest speaker at the lunchtime meeting was Washington’s local historian, Peter Welsh. Peter used historical pictures when telling Rotary about the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. He gave the names and addresses of Washington’s soldiers who were involved in this campaign – 14 died from Washington. Peter was instrumental in having 100 Resin Poppies made and put onto doors where some of the fallen had lived. Peter explained that one of the problems of that campaign was that the Turks were good readers of maps but our soldiers were not – our shells went over the heads of the Turks.

LAZY U Country Music Club will be entertained by McKenzie on Friday in Usworth Club