Houghton - Down Your Way

Ruth Hedley, from Gilpin WI, models a Bon Marche outfit.
Ruth Hedley, from Gilpin WI, models a Bon Marche outfit.
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The next walks by the Sunderland Group of the Ramblers’ Association are: Sunday, Barningham Circular, meeting in the village at 10.30am with leader Jim Birkett, phone 07474 666119 for details. Wednesday, March 30, Staindrop Village, meeting on the green at 10.30am with leader Hilda Conlon, phone 5226609.

Bill Hiley will be presenting another Stamp Collectors Fair in Dairy Lane Bowling Club with opportunities for valuation and sales from 10am-4pm on Saturday, April 2. Further details from Bill on 3855225.

The next surgery by Shiney Row councillors, Anne Lawson, Mel Speding and Geoff Walker, is in Trinity Methodists Church hall from 10am-11am on Saturday, April 2.

At Houghton Methodists Women’s Fellowship, member Judy Tasker gave a display of personal photographs to her colleagues and talked about their background and memories they brought.

Houghton historian Brenda Graham spoke to East Rainton Friendship Club about the North East roots connected with Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Circuit Superintendent Minister the Rev Alf Waite posed the questions to the Tuesday Fellowship about what they were sure about in their Christian faith and what they were not.

At the Rotary Club, member Graham McGrath, whose turn it was to find the speaker for the evening, surprised his colleagues with a personal performance on the keyboard with a Name That Tune selection of well known songs.

Ann Riding, from Hetton, spoke to Sunniside Methodists Men’s Fellowship about her Love of Music and described, from a wide variety of CDs from pops to classical, what she liked about each one.

At their last meeting Gilpin WI played host to a fabulous fashion show by Bon Marche. Several members modelled the outfits, all available to purchase, while others took the opportunity to relax and enjoy the show. Gilpin’s next meeting will take place at Kepier Hall on April 7 at 1.30pm, when there will be musical entertainment from the duo 2Sum. Visitors will be very welcome.