West Boldon Resident’s Association will hold a Summer Strawberry Scone Coffee Morning and Talk in The Wheatsheaf on Rectory Bank in West Boldon on Thursday, August 25, at 10am. The talk and presentation, which will commence at 10.30am, to be given by Major Anthony Tate, Retired Household Cavalry, who will give an insight into the preparation and participation of Royal and State events, including The Trooping of the Colour, as a member of the Queen’s Life Guards Mounted Household Cavalry. Entry is £2 per person (ticket only), which includes a strawberry cream scone, coffee and raffle ticket. Any donation in support of Major Tate’s chosen military charity will be gratefully received. Tickets available by contacting 0191 536 7388 or 0191 519 2304.
Ann Witherington stirred many memories of East Boldon in days gone by at the July meeting of the Boldon’s History Society, which was held in St George’s Church Hall. In her talk entitled ’50 years in Boldon’, through photographs and her local knowledge of East Boldon village, she was able to turn the clock back for members and remind them of how the village looked in the early part of the 20th century and changes in recent years. At the next meeting on Tuesday, August 30, Walter Carr will give his talk on ‘Old South Shields’. In August the group will meet back in the function room of The Grey Horse on Front Street, East Boldon, their usual meeting place, which was closed last month for refurbishment.
Boldon Auction Galleries will hold a General Sale on Wednesday, August 3, and an Antique and Interiors Sale on Wednesday, August 17, at 10am.
A quiz night and fish and chip supper will be held in St George’s Church Hall on Front Street, East Boldon, on Friday, August 5, with a 7.30pm.start. For tickets costing £6, contact Joyce on 0191 536 4464 or Edna on 0191 536 2669.
The first and third Wednesday of the month coffee morning, bring and buy and cake stall will take place tomorrow from 10am in the East Boldon Methodist Church Hall, on Bridle Path in East Boldon. Everyone welcome.
At the twice yearly Crowgarth Pony Gymkhana held last month in the field on Hylton Lane in West Boldon, Erin Philips on Megland Little Madam was awarded Supreme Champion and Cole, owned by Kenny Rutherford, handler Toni-Jayne Keighley, was awarded Reserve Champion.
Annemarie and Linda’s Happy Shack Breakfast and After School Club, registered for children aged from three up to 14, will be providing holiday care on various dates throughout August until September 1. The club was rated ‘good’ by Ofsted and is run in the Scout Hut behind the Grey Horse in East Boldon. Opening times are from 7.15am to 6pm each day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Instead of the usual monthly meeting in August, members and friends of Cleadon Floral Arrangement Society will instead enjoy a coach trip out to Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Gardens, and the town itself, for their summer outing.