Easington - Down Your Way

Members of Tiny Treasures enjoying their day.
Members of Tiny Treasures enjoying their day.
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As part of the National Heritage Open Day programme on September 12 from 10am-5pm, Easington Colliery Heritage Group would like you to enjoy a day of celebration, reflecting on our past and highlighting our future.

This free family event will begin with a musical parade from the former pit site, Ascot Street to Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre, then there will be arts and crafts for children, rides, music and guest speakers, poetry, film and photography, bar, local food and much more. A children’s heritage themed fancy dress will be judged at 3pm. The leek, vegetable and flower show will be held downstairs at 6.45pm and the Northern Soul disco will be held in ballroom.

Alice Morton.

Alice Morton.

A parent and toddler group meets at the Salvation Army on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 11am. It also welcomes carers and grandparents. Join them for fun, games and singing at Crawlaw Road. For information, ring 0772 699 599.

Tiny Treasures enjoyed a Princess and Superhero event at the Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre. There were special guests, a battle of strengths on the inflatable gladiator, glide down our princess inflatable carriage, you could get dressed to impress with hair pin ups, nails, glitter tattoos or face painting and enjoy hot dogs and family games with prizes.

Sit To Be Fit is a chair based exercise group available at Healthworks every week on a Wednesday from 11am-non. Designed around moving to music, this low impact workout is great for those who have mobility restrictions. Classes are £1 per. For more information, contact 0191 527 4150.

The third Easington Village Scarecrow Festival takes place from September 6 to 13 to find the best scarecrow in various categories, organised by Alice Morton who went into the NOW FM radio studio to talk about the competition. In the past residents have shown their creativity and community spirit with a wide range of ideas. The first Scarecrow Festival was spread mainly through word of mouth and ended up a very successful event with 80 entrants. The second year saw less entrants as contestants had to fill in an entry form, which reduced the amount of people to 60, but helped judges know who and where scarecrows were and helped the competition run more smoothly. You still have time to join and get making a scarecrow. If you happen to think you have an award-winning idea get your entry form in by Saturday with a £1 fee to cover expenses. As part of this year’s competition it is hoped to raise money for St Mary’s Church restoration fund, please help keep this wonderful building. Judging will take place on September 12 and prizes will be handed out on September 13 at Seaton Holme. Alice said: “Its purpose is to have fun and engage the whole community. Come and walk round the picturesque village of Easington, pick up a map from Village News, Low Row, and see how many you can spot.” Alice can be contacted on 7837035008.

For all you disco divas and medallion men a 1960s and 70s charity night will be held in Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Friday from 7pm- midnight. Entry is £2. Fancy dress is optional.

The craft market is now on the first Saturday of the month starting this Saturday from 11am to 4pm. Support your local craft community and buy handmade goods at Plants R Ross. For more information, contact craftynortherner1@gmail.com