Whitburn - Down Your Way

Tom and Margaret Vasey, who have been celebrating their diamond wedding.
Tom and Margaret Vasey, who have been celebrating their diamond wedding.
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South Bents Townswomen’s Guild will support the Federation Chairman’s At Home luncheon tomorrow at Westminster Restaurant near the Empire Theatre. There will be no evening meeting. Next Wednesday, October 19, the committee will meet in Whitburn Methodist Church hall at 6.30pm prior to craft class at 7pm.

Margaret Vasey, tireless secretary of SBTG, and her husband Tom (pictured) are celebrating their diamond wedding. Many congratulations to Margaret and John on achieving this fantastic marriage milestone, from all their family, friends and colleagues.

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning held in the parish church hall raised over £2,000. Grateful thanks from the Humphrey family go to all who helped with the organisation, donated goodies and attended.

On Friday the Northumberland Theatre Company will present its latest production, How to Make a Killing in Bollywood, in the parish church hall, Sandy Chare, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for youngsters aged 11 and over, from Jean Atkinson on 529 3574 or Roly Humphrey on 529 2760.

The Cultural Spring Workshops for autumn continue in three Whitburn venues. Whitburn Singers, led by Lindsay Hannon from Music in the Minster, meet in the Methodist Church hall, North Guards, on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 8.45pm. Fun with Fabrics with Pauline Taylor takes place in the parish church hall, Sandy Chare, on Thursdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Exploring Literature: What’s It All About Then? with Carol Cooke is held in Whitburn Library on Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. Full details of all these activities can be found in the free brochure available from the Barnes Institute and the library, or ring 427 8197, website: www.theculturalspring.org.uk

Contributions to South Tyneside Food Bank can be left in the parish church or at the Barnes Institute. Always welcome are teabags, pasta, tinned vegetables, baked beans, instant potato, pasta, ready sauces and other non-perishable packed foods. If you would like donated food to be collected from your home, contact Carol Shield on the details at the top of this column.

Keep Whitburn Green is a Neighbourhood Forum aiming to limit the impact of South Tyneside’s Local Plan for new housing on the Green Belt areas surrounding the village. If you would like to join, email WhitburnNF@gmail.com

Whitburn Methodist Church will hold a craft Fair on Saturday, November 12. St Vincent’s Christmas fair will be on Saturday, November 19. Whitburn Winter Festival will be held in the Barnes Institute on Saturday, December 3. More details will follow in due course.