Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Members of the 89th Sunderland (Silksworth) Scout Group on a visit to Farringdon Fire Station.
Members of the 89th Sunderland (Silksworth) Scout Group on a visit to Farringdon Fire Station.
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Silksworth Heritage Group will meet in Beckwith Mews on Monday, April 18, at 1.30pm. Georgina, from Beamish Museum, will be speaking about their new 1950’s Town project. Entrance is £1, which includes refreshments. Guests and new members are welcome.

The Sunderland Theatre Organ Preservation present Paul Roberts at the Mighty Compton Organ, housed in Ryhope Community Centre, Black Road, Ryhope, on Sunday at 2.30pm. Paul lives in Somerset and was born in Warrington in 1960 . He took up the piano and organ at a young age. He has been playing the UK, Europe, and USA concert circuit for more than 30years.

Matthew Ayre, left, and Leon Moody,  Ryhope Karate Club members.

Matthew Ayre, left, and Leon Moody, Ryhope Karate Club members.

The 89th Sunderland (Silksworth) Scout Group meets every Monday during term-time in Silksworth Community Centre. Beavers meet from 5.30pm-6.30pm, Cubs/Scouts from 6.45pm-8pm. If you are interested in joining email: or call 0191 565 7444 and leave your contact details. You can also register online at The group recently had a great time visiting Farringdon Fire Station.

Silksworth Royal British Legion is holding a charity evening on Thursday from 7pm-11 30pm, in aid of Sunderland Royal Hospital Baby Care Unit. There will be great entertainment and bingo. Tickets are £1, available from the club. All are welcome.

At the Tunstall WI March meeting Fred Raffle, accompanied by his lovely black labrador Radar, gave an excellent and amusing talk on his life and his interest in cricket. Many members had questions and said how much they had enjoyed listening to him. Nominations were taken for committee, two new members agreed and they will be made most welcome at the May committee meeting. The next meeting will be on Thursday at North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, at 7pm, which will be the annual meeting with WI adviser Jan Hobson overseeing the election for president. Social time will be egg jarping. Members are reminded to take along a hard boiled egg. Competition will be the best egg timer.

Matthew Ayre, 10, attends Ryhope Karate Club under instructor Mark Holt. Matthew has many interests including lego and computer games. His interest in karate began when he started watching old kung foo movies with his grandpa, Bruce Lee being their favourite. Matthew trains Wednesdays and Thursdays and works hard in every lesson, his dedication and commitment paid off when in a recent NKA grading he passed two grades. Fellow students, parents , instructor and his classmates at St Paul’s C of E School in Ryhope, are all proud of his achievement. Leon Moody also trains at Ryhope Karate Club and he too put in a solid performance on the day. He was over the moon with his grading successes, especially seeing as though this was his first grading. He worked extremely hard and its all paid off. If you would like to join this club, call Mark on 07508318738.