Hendon - Down Your Way

Sunderland Old Township Heritage Society's Georgian strawberry tea.
Sunderland Old Township Heritage Society's Georgian strawberry tea.
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Kath Price and her textile volunteers will give a demonstration of traditional mat making tomorrow from 1pm to 3pm in the Textile Traditions Gallery at Sunderland Museum.

Sunderland Old Township Heritage Society held its Georgian Strawberry Tea last week.

George and the Dragon will be performed in Mowbray Park on Saturday, July 30, at 5pm and on Sunday, July31, at 11am, 2pm and 5pm starting at the Museum and Winter Gardens. It is part of the Plays in the Park.

Hendon History Group talk on The Folk of Hendon by speaker Pauline Hilton will take place on Thursday, July 28, at 6.30pm in Carnegie Community Corner (the former Hendon Library Villette Road).

Drop in sessions are held at the YMCA Centre at 2 – 3 Toward Road each Tues 2.00pm – 4.00pm. They offer advice on the types of accommodation at the YMCA for 16 – 35 yr olds. Or you can ring 0191 5676160 for advice.

Nifty Fifties will meet in Sunderland City Library and Arts Centre on Thursday from 1.30pm to 3pm. Entrance is £2.50, which includes refreshments. Past life Regression is the title of talk by Amanda Barrell Ring 5611235 for further information.

Toddler Group meets on Tuesday in Sunderland Minster from 9.30am to -11.30am. Refreshments are available for parents and children.

The next Lovell Lecture at the Donnison School will be on Monday, July 25, from 1pm to 3pm. The Day the German Navy came to attack Sunderland: August, 18, 1916 will be talk given by Alan Owen. Entrance is £3 for visitors, members £2.50 includes refreshments. All are welcome.

Hendon Community Association, based in Seafarers Way, Moor Terrace, runs a drop-in luncheon 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.

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

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

Book an afternoon tea for you and your friends (six or over) for a celebration in Donnison School, a grade II listed building. Cost is £7 per person and includes coffee or tea with scones, sandwiches and cakes and an illustrated talk. Ring 0191 565 4835 for more information.

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

Free Advice on Benefits and Debt is available in a range of community settings in Sunderland East with Shiney Advice and Resource Project (SHARP). Ring 03001231961 or email advice@shineyadvice.org.uk website

The Donnison School Heritage and Education Centre offers something for everyone in the heart of Old Sunderland. The school was established in 1778 for young girls through a provision made by Elizabeth Donnison in her will. Go along to meet the staff and to find out about school life in Victorian Sunderland. Open Days are Wednesdays and Fridays.