Racing back to '83 for memories of this Pennywell event

On your marks with your memories of this Sunderland event which takes us back to 1983.

Tuesday, 18th June 2019, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 21st June 2019, 6:39 pm
A Pennywell week of fun in 1983 included these youngsters lining up for races. Remember this?

They held a week of fun events in Pennywell 36 years ago this month and that included races for children.

Not only that, it also included a chance to get creative and make scary monsters.

Pictured is Community Services Police Officer Jill Gibson-Stephenson. She was there to start a race as part of the superstars competition held at the Pennywell Community Centre.

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Running wasn’t the only attraction during Pennywell Community Week. Another event was the monster-making session and the aim was to build a creature from anything that could be found lying around.

To give them a helping hand, Pennywell children were aided by members of the Society of Victorian Time Travellers.

A third event was a treasure hunt which involved children from the Pennywell Community Association Nursery School. They were sponsored to do it and they raised an impressive £75 for Pennywell CA Luncheon Club.

The Pennywell Community Week attracted dozens of youngsters. Were you one of them and which event did you enjoy the most?