Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Silksworth Banner is the first to arrive in Durham for Gala Day.
Silksworth Banner is the first to arrive in Durham for Gala Day.
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The Silksworth Banner Group and friends, led by the Shepherd Brass Band from Huddersfield, were first to arrive in Durham City at 8am on Gala Day and had a great time. They returned to the British Legion Club led by the band, who played two tunes, where a meal was provided by Bob Newton and the committee and was very much appreciated. The group also thanked Silksworth and Doxford Park councillors for their Community Chest donation, and everyone else who supported them.

Ryhope Summer Fun Day will be held on Saturday, August 13, from 11am to 4pm in Ryhope Recreation Park. As usual there will be lots of entertainment and activities to get involved with, including jazz bands, arts and crafts, street entertainers, tombola, food and refreshments and more. For more information call Heather or Paula on 0191 523 9371.

A knitting group meet on the second Saturday of each month in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, from 10am to noon. New members are welcome. Take your own knitting or knit for charity. The next meeting is Saturday, August


Thanks to East Sunderland Area Committee, Blue Watch Youth Centre, Ryhope, is delivering free activity days each Monday for the first five weeks of the summer holidays. The Fancy A Day Out activity programme takes place from 10am to 1pm with activities including football, cricket, dry line fishing, arts and crafts and traditional outdoor games. A free barbecue is also provided starting at noon. Over 50 local children and young people attended the first session. Places are still available. For more information contact Susan Ferguson on 0191 521 4060.

The July meeting of Tunstall WI was a members’ night with mother and daughter Marjorie and Joanne taking the meeting as president and secretary and welcoming four new members. It was a really good meeting enjoyed by all. Many thanks went to Andrew and Owen from Coghlans Caterers, who made their own recipe bread at the meeting and handed out very tasty samples with many members buying bread when the meeting closed. Teresa Rowell gave a very informative report on the AGM that was held at Brighton. Members were reminded that August is holiday month and the meeting will be replaced by the trip on Wednesday, August 10, and will leave the Royal British Legion at 9am. The next meeting will be Thursday, September 8, in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, at 7pm, when the WI Federation Choir will entertain. The competition will be an Amusing Photo. All Welcome.

The next Blood Donor Session in Silksworth Community Centre is on Sunday, August 14, from 10.05am to 12.05pm and 1.35pm to 4pm. Limited walk in slots, or appointments can be made on 0300 123 2323.