The Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is 60 years old this year. Many students at Boldon School participate in this scheme each year. To celebrate the 60th anniversary Mrs Hayes, headmistress at the school, and Mrs Baty attended a reception in the grounds of Buckingham Palace earlier in May and they enjoyed a wonderful afternoon along with 5,000 other guests from across the country. Young people who had achieved their Gold Award were presented with certificates and Mrs Hayes and Mrs Baty received a plaque for the school from comedian Jon Culshaw. The event was attended by The Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex.
St Nicholas Church in Hedworth Lane in Boldon Colliery will hold a Strawberry tea on Friday between 1pm and 3pm. There will also be the chance to buy homemade cakes and take part in the raffle.
Pupils at the Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery Primary School have been involved in Wear it Pink and Show Racism the Red Card, two important day events. Some of the children are now enjoying a visit to the Outdoor Centre at Thurston.
Boldon’s History Group will meet on July 26 at 7pm. Anne Witherington will give a talk and presentation entitled’50 years in Boldon. The meeting at the end of July will take place in St George’s Church on Front Street in East Boldon and not as usual in the Grey Horse function room. Please note the change of venue. The society’s AGM will also take place at the end the presentation.
Local Folk Band Seganainm will host the Folk Club in the Grey Horse in East Boldon this Thursday at 7.30pm. The following Thursday, July 14, the band will be at The Cricket Club on Sunderland Road in East Boldon at 8pm. Both Folk Clubs are admission Free. On Thursday, July 28, the band will perform at The Alberta Club in Jarrow.
You are invited to West Boldon Lodge’s annual summer fundraising quiz night on Friday, July 15, at 7pm. Cost is £2 per person and teams of up to eight people can enter. There will be a limited range of hot and cold drinks available on the night although you are encouraged to take your own, including alcohol and snacks if you wish. Teams are asked to register beforehand to help with room layout. Simply email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Nicola on 0191 428 1144 during office hours.
West Boldon Residents’ Association will meet in The Wheatsheaf in West Boldon at 10am on Wednesday, July 13. Items on the agenda include road cleansing in the area and the group’s next social evening in October when a pie and peas supper and entertainment by local folk band Seganainm will be held in The Wheatsheaf. Tickets are on sale from members.
Jarrow and Boldon CAF will hold its July meeting in Boldon Community Association Centre on New Road, Boldon Colliery, at 5pm this Thursday.
It is Durham Miners’ Gala this Saturday. The Boldon Banner Group has a coach leaving the BCA Centre on New Road, Boldon Colliery, for Durham at 8am returning at 4.30pm to 5pm. If you would like to join them turn up at the centre.