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Fulwell, Roker and Seaburn - Down Your Way

The Time Bandits performing a scene from the Zepplin attack on Monkwearmouth Museum in Sunderland.
The Time Bandits performing a scene from the Zepplin attack on Monkwearmouth Museum in Sunderland.
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Sunderland City Council held an event to commemorate the Zepplin Attack that took place in 1916 when bombs hit Monkwearmouth Station Museum killing 16 people.

The event started at the clock, which is diagonally opposite the Wheatsheaf pub. A new seat has been placed beside the clock where the Mayor, Councillor Barry Curran, made a speech about the Monkwearmouth Bombing, after which the group proceeded to the museum for refreshments where a replica of a Zepplin, made by children of Grange Park School, was on display. A short enactment by the Time Bandits group took place to remind people of the suffering which took place 100 years ago. A cake in the shape of a Zepplin was distributed with tea or coffee and biscuits among the many dignitaries and guests present, including the Sunderland Mayor and Mayoress, Mr and Mrs Barry Curran, MP Julie Elliot, Deputy Council leader and many Council heritage workers.

The new seat placed near the clock.

The new seat placed near the clock.

Baby Days meets in Monkwearmouth Health Centre on Wednesday, April 20, from 10am-11.30am.

Seaburn Ladies’ Probus will meet on Thursday in the Roker Hotel at 10am for 10.30am. It will be the AGM and members are asked to attend.

Roker United Reformed Church Fellowship meets on Tuesday, April 19, at 2pm. Speaker will be The Rev Graham Carling. All are welcome to join them.

Sunderland Singers will hold their 79th Annual Concert in Fulwell Methodist Church on Saturday at7.15pm. The programme will include international guitarist Jamie McCredie, who has played in many prestigious venues including with Jules Holland on TV. In 2008, the Sunderland Singers accompanied by Jamie raised £1,000 to help Jamie get the proper guitar training. Soprano Emma Ward will also be performing. Musical director is Colin Short. Tickets are £7 available from Smith’s Shoe Services, Sea Road, tel: 5483232 or Colin Short tel: 5487824

Bosom Buddies will meet in the Enon Baptist Church on Thursday, April 21, from 10am-11.30am.

Wearside Field Club next meets tonight at 7.30pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, Fulwell. Speaker will be Gary Bankhead with a talk about the River Wear. Bookings will be taken for this months walk at Whitby and Goathland and the May walk at Barnard Castle and Middleton in Teesdale. All are welcome.

Fulwell Neighbourhood Watch meeting will take place on Thurs 14th April at 6pm in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street. There is usually a police presence. Ward councilors attend when possible. All are welcome

Fulwell WI will meet on Tuesday, April 19, in Fulwell Community Centre, Chapman Street, at 7.15pm for its AGM. Fulwell WI hosted the group meeting on Tuesday, April 5. More than 75 ladies attended from the two Cleadon WIs and Jarrow. Everyone had a great night with dancing to the tunes performed by Happy Daze band. A big thank you to the band for a great night. Everyone all enjoyed jacket potatoes and homemade cakes so a big thank you to all who baked.All members are invited to the big lunch at the Piggery in June and are all looking forward to it.

All Saints’ Ladies’ Fellowship meets in the vestry meeting room at All Saints’ Church, Fulwell Road, tomorrow at 7.45pm. Speaker will be the Rev Paul Child (curate).

At the last meeting of the Seaburn Rotary Club a presentation was given by two local youth workers, Lisa Riddell and Denise Barna, on young people from Sunderland undertaking volunteer work in Gambia. Lisa and Denise run the Box Youth Project, based at Hall Farm, which offers a range of activities for youngsters aged from eight to 19. One of the key activities of the organisation is Project Gambia. Once a year Lisa and Denise take a group of youngsters to do volunteer work in the Gungar region of Gambia. For two weeks the volunteers live in a village which is economically deprived and they share the lives of the local families and youngsters. They also provide help and support in improving the physical environment, helping with education and organising sports and games. The youngsters from the Box Youth group learn how some people who in material terms have nothing can manage to live. It was pointed out to the Seaburn Club members that this sort of experience is not something that teenagers can acquire in their schooling.In giving his vote of thanks, Rotarian John McLoughlin said they should be applauded for providing the opportunity. For more information on Rotary contact Tony Wortman on 01915484450.

Fulwell Methodist Church will be holding a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am-11.30am.