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Hetton Local and Natural History Society will hear David Hughes talk about Jeremiah Dixon at its meeting on Monday in Hetton and Eppleton Community Hall at 7pm. Jeremiah Dixon was a surveyor and astronomer.

He was the county Durham man best known for his work with Charles Mason in determining the mason-dixon line, which separated free and slave states in America. Entry is £2 and will include tea,coffee and biscuits. For more information, contact secretary Alan Jackson at alan.t.jackson@talktalk.net or telephone on 0191 5262804 / 0789 728 6692

The Hut at Moorsley hosted a Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning on September 25 and took an amazing £650 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Moorsley and District CA would like to thank everyone who attended, made a donation or gave their time and efforts towards making this another successful event.

It’s the perfect way to end the October half term. A fundraiser with Halloween themed games, crafts and delicious, yet scary sweet making will be held for the kids. For the adults there will be refreshments, raffles and Body Shop at Home products to sample and buy. It will take place at Low Moorsley hut on Friday, October 30, from 2pm to 8pm. Although the event will be running from 2pm to 8pm, visitors can come and go as they please. The event is in aid of Children On The Edge , which helps vulnerable children. The charity varies its support depending on the needs of the children and helps children all around the world. There will be a prize awarded for the scariest Halloween costume. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In Easington Lane Independent Methodist Church, Brickgarth, on October 25 at 5.30pm as part of the evening service the choir will sing and narrate the musical, David. It tells the story of the young shepherd boy who became a great King of Israel. This 45-minute musical concludes the previous three Sunday services. Eddie Howe, Syd Greyand Jean Merton will lead members through the events of David’s life. The Musical directorand Pianist is Ann Pringle and the narration will be by Mary Grey. Support will be appreciated.

Residents of Rectory Road have a problem that has gone on for more than 20 years. A road, which is adopted on one side but not the other is now in a dangerous condition – rain turns it in to a swimming pool which the ducks seem to enjoy. The road has pot holes and the residents are dreading yet another winter. Even though the road is unadopted residents still pay taxes to both Hetton and Sunderland Council. They are hosting a meeting with Sunderland City Council Highways department in which a discussion will take place with all residents on Monday, November 2, at teatime. If you would like to attend,contact Ann Campbell at annannrog@aol.com