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, 16:00 pm
Updated Friday, 21st June 2019, 17:39 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.

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.

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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?

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