Pam Alexander, area secretary of NAFAS delighted Cleadon Floral Arrangement Society last week with her demonstration entitled Down the Garden Path. Not only were members captivated by her floral interpretation and use of materials, some of which came from her own garden in Morpeth, but also by her very entertaining and informative chatter about her own gardening experiences and her many demonstrations around the country. The club meets every third Tuesday of the month in All Saint’s Church Hall in Cleadon at 7.30pm.
Local Folk Group, Seganainm will host the Folk Club at The Grey Horse, Front Street, East Boldon, on Thursday, April 7, from 7.30pm and then on Thursday, April 14, the band will host the club at The cricket ground on Sunderland Road, East Boldon at 8pm. Both events are free.
Friends of East Boldon Parks held an Easter Trail day last Friday in Grange Park. The children thoroughly enjoyed counting the Easter animals and ducks hidden around the park. Easter craft activities and yummy treats helped to make the afternoon great fun.
West Boldon Residents’ Association held a enjoyable Italian Night in Leonardo’s Restaurant in West Boldon recently. Members enjoyed great fellowship and excellent food. The association’s next meeting will be on Wednesday, April 13, at 10am. Future events will include a fish and chips supper, Dutch auction in May and a pie & peas supper with entertainment from Seganainm on October 5.
Happy Shack out-of-school hours services has moved into new premises. The service is now in the new Scout Hut situated in the Grey Horse Car Park in East Boldon. Opening hours are the same as before but they is now in a position to offer some holiday care starting at Easter. It will be open on April 6, 7 and 8 from 7.15am- 6pm. Plans are also being made to offer holiday care in May and the summer holidays. If you are interested, ring 07540707092 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year the main services for the Easter Tridium for The Sacred Heart RC Church on New Road, Boldon Colliery, which includes Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Saturday Vigil Mass will be celebrated at St Oswald’s, Whiteleas, the sister parish of The Sacred Heart RC Church. One service will take place at 6pm on Good Friday and mass will be celebrated at 9.30am on Easter Sunday at The Sacred Heart at Boldon Colliery.
Major Anthony Tate Rtd will give a talk and presentation to Boldon’s History Group in the function room of The Grey Horse in East Boldon at 7pm on Tuesday, March 29. The talk for the evening is entitled WW1.War Horse Ride through France, in which he took part in 2014 as part of the WW1 Centenary commemorations.
Services for the United Benefice of Boldon are: St Nicholas, West Boldon, Maundy Thursday 7.30pm, Eucharist; Good Friday, Stations of the Cross at 1.40pm, a service at 7.30pm on Easter Saturday evening and Eucharist at 8am and 11am on Easter Sunday; St George’s in East Boldon Maundy Thursday Eucharist 7pm, Good Friday 10am and Easter Sunday Eucharist 9.30am; St Nicholas, Hedworth, Maundy Thursday Eucharist 7.15pm, Good Friday Messy Church at 10.30am, Stations of the Cross at 2pm and Saturday 8pm and Eucharist on Easter Sunday at 10.15am.