Fulwell, Roker and Seaburn - Down Your Way

Wearside Field Club walkers on their way to Melrose.
Wearside Field Club walkers on their way to Melrose.
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Forty-five members of Wearside Field Club enjoyed a visit and walk at Melrose and Abbotsford. After lunch and a tour of Abbotsford, Sir Walter Scott’s house, walkers set off for Melrose. The non-walkers took the coach to Melrose where the whole group enjoyed refreshments at the various cafes.

Vane Tempest Theatre Group presents Family Matters, a night of music on the subject of Family and Friendship, in Fulwell Methodist Church on Saturday, September 12, at 7.15pm. Tickets are £5, available from Smith’s Shoe Services, 17 Sea Road, or from Colin Short on 0191 5487824

Wearside Field Club will meets on Tuesday, September 8, at 7.30pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street. Speaker John McManners will talk on Northern Saints. Bookings will be taken at this meeting for the October walk along the Northumberland coast, led by Stuart Miller. The next walk will be Richmond led by Ann and Allan Steel.

A coffee morning will be held in Roker United Reformed Church, Sidecliff Road, on Saturday from 10am to 11.30am. Admission is £1 to include coffee and biscuits.

Friends of Roker Park present the Salvation Army Brass Band at the bandstand on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Funded by Sunderland City Council and Gentoo Group.

Seaburn Men’s Probus Club meets in Roker Methodist Church, at the junction of Lonsdale Road and Roker Park Road, tomorrow at 10am. New members would be very welcome.

The Fulwell Society meets tonight at 7.30pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street. Speaker Sharron Vincent will give a talk entitled Anatomy and Body Snatchers. Entrance is £1, which includes refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Roker United Reformed Church Roker Fellowship meets on Tuesday, September 8, at 2pm for a get together. All are welcome.

Monkwearmouth Local History Group will meet on Monday, September 7, at 2pm in the Fellowship Room at Roker Methodist Church, Roker Park Road, Roker. Speaker will be Ron Lawson with a talk entitled Carnagie and Flintoff. Visitors are always welcome.

Fibromyalgia support group will meet in Mill View Social Club on Monday, September 7, at 1.30pm. Any sufferers or carers are welcome.

Balletbefit adult classes are held in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street (off Sea Road) on Sundays from 10.30am-11.30am and Mondays from 7pm- 8pm. Classes start this week and no previous dance experience is needed. Work to dance inspired shaping and exercise to improve strength, grace and poise. Contact Helen.wilson@balletbefit.com

Sainsbury’s new charity of the year is Pawz for Thought. The next fundraising event will be a big bike ride by the manager and members of the staff on September 13.

neSlimmers meets in the Chapman Street Community Centre (off Sea Road) every Wednesday at 6pm. No joining fee. Find it on Facebook @ North East Slimmers.

Monkwearmouth Station Museum is hosting an exhibition on The Art of Mining: art celebrating the region’s rich mining heritage until November 1.

A Fulwell ward surgery will be held in Fulwell Library, Dene Lane, on Saturday from 10.30am–11.30am, when one of the ward councillors, Howe or Francis, will be in attendance.

At the last meeting of Seaburn Rotary Club, local Rotarians David and Anne Sadler gave an illustrated talk on their visit to India for National Immunisation Day. Rotary has for many years been working to rid the world of polio. India is a country which is termed “polio free” but this has only been achieved by on ongoing immunisation programme. To help in this David and Anne joined other Rotarians in a visit to the Amritsar district of India to take part in a polio immunisation programme. In a period of two weeks the couple gave an oral vaccine to 3,500 children. The hosts for the visit were the members of Amritsar Rotary Club, who carry out much-needed charity work which is essential as state aid does not exist.David and Anne told the Seaburn members how well they were received by their hosts and the ordinary people they treated and met. They outlined the conditions in which the majority of Indians live and of the enormous contrast between great wealth and extreme poverty which they saw. If you want to Discover Rotary visit www.rotary_ribi.org.