Boldon - Down Your Way

Some of the Boldon School students who took part in various activities at the summer camp.
Some of the Boldon School students who took part in various activities at the summer camp.
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Boldon School students, Adam Whitmore, Alex Duerden, Adam Stewart, Kevin Yorston, Megan Madson and Emma Worthy attended ATC annual summer camp for two weeks during the summer holidays.

The students participated in the challenging activities based at Warcop Army Training Camp in North Yorkshire. The programme was packed full of exciting and challenging activities, some of which the students had not tried before. For many the high point was the chance to spend a number of nights living out in the field, learning military tactics and fieldcraft in mock ambush situations. Adventurous training was another focus along with abseiling, mountain biking and kayaking.

West Boldon Residents’ Association is holding a pie and peas supper with entertainment by local Folk Group Seganainm in the Wheatsheaf in West Boldon on Wednesday October 28, at 5.30pm. The next group meetingwill take place in The Wheasheaf at 10am on Wednesday, November 11, at 10am. The agenda will include final arrangements for the Christmas Festival ‘Carols Around the Tree’ on Wednesday, December 16, at 6.30pm, which will take place on the green next to the village sign on Addison Road. A warm welcome is extended to all to go along to enjoy this community singing, which is supported by South Tyneside. Santa will pay a visit, West Boldon Primary School choir will be singing and The People’s Mission Silver Band, from South Shields, will accompany the carols. Remember to wrap up warm. Hot soup will be served, kindly supplied by The Red Lion.

The social committee of St Nicholas in West Boldon will hold a talk by Bernard Hope on the War Graves and Memorials, followed by a broth supper on Monday, November 2. Tickets are on sale and cost £6. The parish will hold its annual autumn fair in the parish hall on Rectory Bank in West Boldon on Saturday, November 28, from 10am to 12.30pm. The event will include giant tombola, cake stall, refreshments, books and much more.

Saint George’s Church in East Boldon will hold a fireworks and broth supper evening on Thursday, November 5. A quiz night with supper is also planned for Friday, November 13. The church’s annual pre-Christmas trip to York will take place on November 27. Contact Joyce Longstaff for further details on 536 4464.

Boldon History Society will meet on Tuesday, October 27, at 7pm in the function room of The Grey Horse in East Boldon. Walter Carr will give a talk and presentation entitled A Mystery. All are welcome.

Hedworth Lane Primary School will again take part in Operation Christmas Child (shoe box appeal). Pupils at the school will try to break their 2013 record of more than 100 boxes. The last day for collection is Friday, November 13.

Events planned at West Boldon Lodge Environmental Centre for the October half-term will include an Autumn Open Day on Monday, October 26, when you will build your own bird box and enjoy some autumnal arts and crafts. This event is suitable for ages five-plus. The final taster day of the year will take place on Tuesday, October 27. A Halloween Spooktacular will be held on Friday, October 30, and Saturday, October 31. Children aged six and under can have lots of fun during the daytime sessions and the older children can enjoy the spookier evening sessions. To book, contact 0191 536 4873 or visit www.westboldonlodge.co.uk.

The Royal British Legion Club on North Road, Boldon Colliery will hold a Halloween karaoke, fancy dress and bingo on Friday, October 30.