On Tuesday, December 8, at St Michael and all angels’ Church, Houghton, there will be an evening recital with Kirkyl Keduk, pianist, and Ivan Karizna, a cello player, both from Belarus. Admission is £8. More more information visit www.stmichaels-hls.org.uk
On Wednesday, October 28, the curtain came down on another successful season of junior cricket at Hetton Lyons Cricket Club. The club was packed to celebrate the achievements of the teams and players, during the junior presentation night. On the night, Josh Coughlin, who will leave the club to join Durham Academy in 2016, presented trophies to current junior members. All trophy winners can be found on the club website (www.hettonlyonscc.co.uk) on the ‘Young Lyons’ page. It’s been a record breaking year with the addition of new teams and a big increase in the number of participants attending activities. The club has added an additional team at Under 13 level while also starting an Under nine team and a girls’ team. On the field there has been success with competitions being won at Under nine, 11, 13 and 15 age groups. The club celebrated its 150th year this year and the Young Lyons Academy planned additional events throughout the year. Easter, May half term and also summer holidays cricket camps were delivered in addition to 12 weeks indoor and 16 weeks of outdoor coaching programmes. There was also the biggest ever School’s Kwik Cricket Tournament with more than 150 children, from eight local Primary Schools, taking part. The club is extremely grateful to everyone who has played a part in the successful year and they are already looking forward to next year with plans in place for its winter coaching for juniors. Children, aged between five and 15, are welcome to join the indoor sessions starting on Saturday, January 9, at Hetton School. For more information call 07984 203841, visit www.hettonlyonscc.co.uk, follow the club on twitter @HettonLyonsCC or join its Facebook group – Hetton Lyons Cricket Club ‘Young Lyons’.
Moorsley held its first ever Armistice Day event at the Memorial Peace Garden behind the Hut on Moorsley Road. After the 11 o’clock chimes, wreathes were laid by Margaret Clayton, from Moorsley & District Community Association, local Councillor John Cummings (on behalf of Sunderland Council and Hetton Town Council) and Cadet Daglish, who was accompanied by other members of 36 (Hetton) Squadron ATC . Don Day read In Flanders Fields and Janet Emery a prayer for all those killed or injured in past and recent conflicts. A display of the names of local men killed in both world wars and of those heroes who returned home was of great interest. They also raised £107 which is to be donated to Help for Heroes. Thank you to everyone who attended or who helped throughout the morning.