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A Bling your Bike Halloween Day event was held at Hedworth Lane Primary School in Boldon Colliery last month. Various events are held at the school as part of the Sustrans partnership, creating lots of opportunities for pupils to become involved in cycling and scooting to school. The school also recently held a Wear It Pink Day in aid of the Breast Cancer Charity. They celebrated this event by looking fabulously stylish dressed in pink. The school raised £307 for the charity.

East Boldon United Reformed Church on Front Street, East Boldon, will hold its Christmas fair this Saturday from noon to 2pm. Everyone is welcome to go along. There will be a selection of stalls including a Christmas stall, tombola, cards, bric-a-brac, raffles and light lunches will be served. Admission at the door is 20p.

An autumn/Christmas fair will be held in St Nicholas parish hall on Rectory Bank, West Boldon, on Saturday, November 28, from 10am. Homemade refreshments will be on sale and stalls and activities will include giant tombola, cakes, brownie tombola, books and much more.

Cleadon Floral Arrangement Society will stage its main event of the year in All Saint’s Parish Hall in Cleadon on Tuesday, November 17, at 7.30pm. Vivian Bolton, well-known floral demonstrator, will arrange flowers and inspire with her Christmas ideas and demonstration, which is entitled Seasons Greetings. All arrangements will be raffled and seasonal refreshments served. Admission is by ticket or pay at the door.

The Boldons History Group will hold its festive get-together on Tuesday, November 24, at 7pm in the function room of The Grey Horse in East Boldon. The speaker will be Christine Davison and her talk is entitled Christmas Past. Seasonal refreshments will be served and all are welcome. This will be the group’s last meeting of the year. A new programme of talks will begin in January on the third Tuesday of the month.

Saint George’s Church in East Boldon is holding a quiz night with supper on Friday in the church hall. Joyce Longstaff has again arranged an annual festive bus trip to St Nicholas Christmas fair and York with an optional visit to the Design Outlet Centre leaving St George’s Church in East Boldon at 8.30am on Friday, November 27.The cost of the trip is £15. Anyone interested, ring 536 4464.

A short Remembrance Service will be held from 10.45am to 11.15am in East Boldon Methodist Church, on the corner of Bridle Path, tomorrow. The service will be followed by tea and coffee.

An autumn fair is being held this Saturday from 11am to 1.30pm in St Nicholas Church in Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery. There will be lots of stalls and homemade light lunches.

This Thursday the local folk band, Seganainm, will host the Folk Club at Boldon Cricket Club on Sunderland Road in East Boldon starting at 8pm. Admission is free.

West Boldon Residents’ Assocation will hold its November meeting tomorrow at 10am in The Wheatsheaf in West Boldon. Anyone living or interested in the area is more than welcome to attend. The group’s next event will be a Christmas tea in The Wheatsheaf in December, which is a thank you to all members and supporters who help with work in and around the village to keep it tidy and flower beds cared for. This event is sponsored by South Tyneside. Last minute arrangements will be discussed at the meeting regarding the Christmas Carols Around the Tree, which is a community carol singing event held annually in the middle of West Boldon Village, near the village sign at the end of The Folly on Addison Road (A184). The event is accompanied by the People’s Mission Silver Band from South Shields and the children’s choir from local school West Boldon Primary. Santa has promised to make an appearance and hot soup, kindly supplied by The Red Lion, will be served at the end of the programme. This event is also sponsored by South Tyneside.