Easington - Down Your Way

Two brass candlesticks in the Church of the Ascension pay tribute to brothers George and Charles Gerrish, who lost their lives in the First World War.
Two brass candlesticks in the Church of the Ascension pay tribute to brothers George and Charles Gerrish, who lost their lives in the First World War.
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Two brass candlesticks can be found in The Church of the Ascension in memory of brothers George Gerrish, 26, and Charles John Gerrish, 19, sons of George and Emily Gerrish, of 36 Station Road, Easington Colliery. The brothers were both members of the Royal Naval Reserve serving as stokers on board HMS Indefatigable and lost their lives when she sank in the battle of Jutland on May 31, 1916. The brothers are commemorated at the Chatham Naval Memorial in Kent, originally created after the First World War to commemorate those members of the Royal Navy who had no known grave. Their names can also be found on the cenotaph in Easington Colliery cemetery and on the First World War memorial plaque in Easington Social Welfare Centre.

Members of Easington Village Women’s Institute will meet in Seaton Holme on Monday, June 20, to celebrate their 25th birthday with a party and entertainment by R&R.

Easington Colliery Band is holding its annual summer concert on Monday, June 20, at 7pm in Easington Colliery Methodist Church.

The Cafe Together Project is desperate for volunteers for the six-week holiday period. If you can spare a little time over the holiday period, call into Easington Colliery Methodist Church on a Thursday.

The Fabs will be appearing at Easington Colliery Social Welfare Centre on Saturday. Entry is £3.

Hawthorn Community Centre thanks all who attended the re-opening event of the centre in May. The repairs and revamp of the centre have made it a much more inviting, and comfortable place to attend for classes and events. Takings for the day raised £220 through the raffle and refreshments sold. They are always looking for volunteers who may be able to offer help in any way, even if just helping out at a particular event or to be involved on a more regular basis.

Hawthorn’s Britain Got Talent will be held on Saturday in Hawthorn Community Centre. Tickets are £4 with refreshments and raffle.

St Mary’s Church raised more than £800 for Christian Aid and together with Easington C of E Primary School’s brilliant breakfast it brings the total to £1,000. Thank you Easington for loving your neighbour.

The Durham Heritage Coast Festival started at Dalton Park during May holiday week. Children had a great time on the police quad bike and visitors signed up to the Coast Watch scheme. Coast Watch is for those with an interest in the coast get together with Durham Police, Durham County Council and the landowners along the coast to take action to reduce the environmental crime, antisocial behaviour and vandalism along the beautiful coast. It operates along the whole of the Durham Heritage Coast, from Ryhope Dene to Crimdon Beck, covering the car parks, paths, the beach banks and nature reserves.