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The Boldon Miners’ and Community Banner Group will meet in The Robert’s Room in the Boldon Community Association Centre in New Road, Boldon Colliery, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 4.

The United Reformed Church in conjunction with St Nicholas Church in West Boldon will hold a Folk Night on Saturday, September 24, at 7pm in the church hall on Front Street in East Boldon. The evening includes a raffle, quiz and pie and pea supper. Tickets cost £6.

St Nicholas Church in Hedworth Lane, Boldon Colliery, will hold a fundraising event in aid of the Lesotho charity fund on Friday, September 30, at 7pm. The evening will have an Italian theme with food, music and quiz. Tickets cost £5.

Please contact Joyce Longstaff on 0191 536 4464 if you are interested in joining members and friends of St George’s Church in East Boldon on their autumn trip, which will leave outside the church on Friday, October 14, at 8.30am, for Edinburgh city for lunch, via Jedburgh for a coffee stop, and on to visit Holyrood Palace for an exhibition of the Queen’s clothes worn during her long reign. Bookings requested by the end of this week please in order to secure tickets for the exhibition. Cost is £28, which includes bus and entry into Holyrood Palace.

Local folk group Seganiainm will play at The Wheatsheaf in West Boldon from 5.45pm on Thursday, October 6, at the pie and pea supper, which has been organised by West Boldon Residents’ Association. Tickets cost £6, which includes tea/coffee, available by contacting 0191 536 7388 or 0191 519 2304.

Boldon’s History Society will hold an Open Forum tonight from 7pm in the function room of the Grey Horse on Front Street in East Boldon. The topic for this evening is Second World War memories and memorabilia. Go along and share your memories. The October 25 meeting will feature a talk and presentation entitled ‘Two Great Uncles of Irish Descent in the First World War’, which will be given by Margaret Davison.

The popular 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month coffee morning will take place in East Boldon Methodist Church Hall tomorrow from 10am. There will be the usual home-made refreshments, cake stall, bring and buy etc.

Just a reminder that the Cleadon Floral Arrangement Society will meet tonight at 7.30pm in All Saint’s Church Hall in Cleadon Village. Jean McClure will demonstrate fresh flowers on the theme ‘The Tapestry of Autumn’. Members old and new and guests always welcome.

The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society, South Tyneside Branch, will hold a Family History Members Forum with special help for beginners, tomorrow at 1.30pm in St Hilda’s Church Visitor Centre in the Market Place, South Shields.