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East Durham Heritage Centre & Lifeboat Centre is situated at the North Dock Marina, and is run by volunteers.

If you are interested in local history and/or the George Elmy story everything is there and there is a lot to see and do, especially with winter days around the corner. The centre is open Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 3pm. Anyone who wishes to visit or would like to volunteer their services, call in or phone 0191 5818904.

Saint Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, will celebrate harvest festival on Thursday at 7pm. Go along and give thanks for the wonderful bounty of the world.

A service of Holy Communion will be celebrated at Christ Church, New Seaham, on Sunday at 10am. All are welcome.

THERE will be a Tuesday evening service held at 7pm in Seaham Spiritualist Church on September 22. Mr A Walker will preside. Entrance is £3.50.

CHRIST Church renowned monthly lunches will resume on Friday, September 25. A three-course meal is served, plus tea, coffee and a biscuit from 11.30am to 1pm. There is a tombola stall for those who like a flutter.

To help raise funds for a new church roof, Seaham Spiritualist Church is holding a Medium Aid Day in the church at Vane Terrace on Saturday, September 26, from 10am to 4pm. Private sittings, healing and Indian head massage will be available, with all treatments £15 (£5 deposit required). To book an appointment, call in at church or phone Edith on 5814466. A Sunday service is held at 6.30pm. Monday Healing at 6.15pm followed by Open Circle at 7.15pm.

In aid of the RBL Poppy Appeal, Durham Constabulary Male Voice Choir is performing at a charity concert in Christ Church, New Seaham, on Thursday, September 27, at 7.15pm. Tickets are £5 and are available from the Seaham Branch of the RBL, Dawdon (2nd Seaham) Scouts or phone 5810419. If anyone would care to donate a raffle prize it would be gratefully accepted.

The beautiful Grade II listed and historic church of St Andrew’s, Dalton-le-Dale, is in need of restoration work and an urgent appeal is being made for funding towards the £70,000 needed to re-point and replace crumbling stonework. The church has links with the Bowes family of whom the Queen Mother was a descendant and therefore her Majesty also. For information as to how you can help, contact Evelyn on 5264246.

Six Mother’s Union Branch Banners were paraded at the Easington Deanery Service held in Christ Church. The Eucharist was celebrated and there was a wonderful turn out of members from the various branches. Refreshments and fellowship

continued in the church hall. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. Thanks go to the Rev Paul Harrison, Ken Taylor, Celia, Enid and all who made it such a lovely event.