Hendon - Down Your Way

Ashley Sutherland, vice-chairman, Elsie Ronald, chairman, and John Grundy, vice-president, at FOSUMS Christmas tea.
Ashley Sutherland, vice-chairman, Elsie Ronald, chairman, and John Grundy, vice-president, at FOSUMS Christmas tea.
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Friends Of Sunderland Museums December meeting was an interesting talk by John Grundy about Sunderland Churches. which was followed by afternoon tea.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting at St George’s United Reformed Church, on the corner of Stockton Road and Belvedere Road, will be tonight at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7.15pm. Speaker will be Bernard Hope with a talk on It Really Is a Wonderful Life. Tickets are £1, which includes mulled wine and mince pies, available from Linda King. Car park at Gorse Road (free from 6pm) Civic Centre car park is also close by.

Hendon Community Association meets in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace. Drop In luncheon Club is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Bingo is held on Mondays from 6.30 pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information ,ring 0191 5655648.

A friendly bridge club would welcome new members. It meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. Enquiries and further information, ring 5971941.

Foyle Street Writers meet weekly at Sunderland City Library on Thursdays from 10am to noon. They share ideas and support fellow creative writers. New are members welcome.

Sunderland Maritime Heritage is open to the public every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. It is also open on Saturdays especially for children interested in shipbuilding history. Go along to the visitor centre on Church Street East to see the extensive library and large scale replica of HMS Venerable, work recreating a double capstan the like of which has not been seen on Wearside for over 200years. All are welcome.

Do you need advice on benefits and or debt? You can make an appointment in a range of community settings in Sunderland East with Shiney Advice and Resource Project (SHARP) Tel: 03001231961 or email advice@shineyadvice.org.uk website www.shineyadvice.org.uk.

Hendon Karate Club meets in Cheers on Wenesdays and Fridays from 6pm to 7pm. For further details, ring 07932724720.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace, is open for research tomorrow and Saturday from 9.30am-noon.