Cleadon - Down Your Way

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Ian Hudson, of Cleadon, set out to cycle from South Shields to Seville on August 22 to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support. He has already covered more than 850 miles and has tackled the tough ride to the Spanish border, heading for Logrono. He has kept a fairly tight schedule but has managed to visit some places of interest such as the Chateau at Chambord. He thanks everyone for their support and for sponsoring him via

Tonight, Boldon and District U3A is holding its first public art and photographic exhibition in All Saints’ parish hall from 5pm to 7pm. Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will be on sale. Admission is free.

Cleadon Village History Society meets tonight in the Old Schoolroom, next to the parish hall, at 7.15pm. Professor John Derry will be speaking about Emperor Hadrian. Admission is £2 and there will be light refreshments.

On Friday, the Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs of Seaburn are holding a coffee morning in the Little Theatre from 10am to noon with proceeds going to Macmillan Nurses.

On Monday, the Men’s Fellowship of All Saints’ Church will meet in the Committee Room of the parish hall at 7.30pm.

On Saturday, October 3, Cleadon Methodist Church is holding a craft fair from 10am to 3pm. There will be jewellery, glass gifts, decorations, knitted goods, preserves and cakes, bird tables and fashion accessories. Stalls will include those of St Clare’s Hospice and Cancer Connections. Admission is £1 to include tea or coffee and food is available all day.

A Weight Watchers class meets on Mondays in Cleadon Village Primary Academy in Boldon Lane from 6.30pm.

The Friday Day Club which provides a homemade two-course lunch every Friday takes place in All Saints’ parish hall, meeting at 11.30am for coffee and dining at 12.30pm. Transport can be provided. Ring 5362837 for information.