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Sunderland Antiquarian Society’s next meeting at St George’s United Reformed Church, on the corner of Stockton Road and Belvedere Road, is on tonight at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm. To The Workhouse Born – A Child’s life in 19th Century Sunderland is the title of the talk to be given by Norman Kirtlan. There is a car park at Gorse Road (free from 6pm) and the Civic Centre car park is also close by.

The next Lovell Lecture will be held on Monday, April 25, from 1pm-3pm at Donnison School, Church Walk. With Havelock to Lucknow is the title of talk to be given by Stuart Miller. Entrance is £3 members £2.50, which includes refreshments.

Hendon History Group will meet on Thursday, April 28, at the Back on the Map Hub, Hendon’s former Carnagie Library, Villette Road, at 6.30pm. There will be an update of Hendon past and present group projects. Everyone is welcome.

A Big Family Fun Run will be held on Saturday, April 30. Activities will start at 1pm with the runs starting from 4pm. There will be a 1.5k and a 3k run suitable for all ages and abilities. There will free fun activities including sport taster sessions. Group discounts and training plans are available. It is a great fundraising opportunity for your chosen charity or groups and you can get discounted entry for future Big events. Entry is online at £10 per person.Entry includes technical t-shirt, medal and goody bag. Visit www.activitiesunderland.org.uk. For further information email active@sunderland.gov.uk or telephone 01915614687.

Afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) can be booked at Donnison School, which is a grade IIlisted building. Cost is £7 per person, which includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes and an illustrated talk. Ring 0191 565 4835 to book.

Hendon Karate Club meets in Cheers public house on Wednesdays and Fridays from 6pm-7pm. For further details, ring 07932724720.

Hendon Community Association, based in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, runs a drop-in lunch Club on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 3.30pm. Bingo is played on Mondays from 6.30pm to 9.30pm (over 18s). For further information, ring 0191 5655648.

Foyle Street Writers meet evry Thursday in Sunderland City Library from 10amto noon. Members share ideas and support fellow creative writers.

New members are wanted to join a Friendly Bridge Club, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1pm to 4.30pm in the lounge of Beaumont Lodge, Toward Road. For further information, ring 5971941.

Free Advice on Benefits and Debt is available at venues across Sunderland East with Shiney Advice and Resource Project (SHARP). Ring 03001231961 or email advice@shineyadvice.org.uk website www.shineyadvice.org.uk.

Sunderland Antiquarian Society Archives at the Sunderland Antiquarian and Heritage Centre, 6 Douro Terrace is now open for research on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9.30am-noon.