Events and Groups July/August 2022


Netherwitton Village Hall

Fridays 1st July and 5th August, 7-11pm. Pub Night.

Thursdays 14th July and 11th August, 5.30-7.30pm. Gardening Club.

Friday 15th July, 7.30pm, bar opens at 7pm. Presentation by Ian Jobson - Living with Bees. Free event, donations for the Village Hall welcome.

Fridays 29th July and 26th August, 9am-1pm. Craft Club

Contact:  Peter Pacepavicius 07785 577466

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Stanton Fence Garden Open Day

Stanton Fence Garden is taking part in the National Garden Scheme, and has an open day on Sunday 17th July, between 1pm and 5pm.

Admission is £6 for adults, children free.

For more details see

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Simonside Country Fair

Sunday 14th August from 11am at Forestburngate

Further information on Facebook Simonside Country Fair

Sheep show - Bird of prey display - Children's sports

Cumberland wrestling - Dog show - Make bake and grow - Fell race

Children's entertainment - Out of town museum - Clay pigeon shoot

Vintage machinery - Stalls, food and tea tent

Entry is by donation on the day with profits going towards local charities.

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Save the Date - Friday 30th September

MacMillan Coffee Morning: more details to follow in the September Tree.

Lizzy Prescott

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More details about all groups are in the Groups Supplement that was distributed with the September edition of the newsletter.
Extra copies are available on the Back Copies page.

Wingates Reading Group

The Wingates book club is happy to welcome new members with an interest in books. We alternate between Netherwitton and Wingates for our get togethers. All the books we read are chosen by members of the Group, so you would be able to pick your favourites for us to read and discuss.

Our ‘Forthcoming Attractions’ for the next few months are:

14th July The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott (Netherwitton)

11th Aug Waverley by Walter Scott (Wingates)

8th Sep The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Netherwitton)

13th Oct Daughter of Fortune by Isabelle Allende (Wingates)

10th Nov The New Men by CP Snow (Netherwitton)

If you would like to join us then please contact

David Sayer 07952 743448

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Exercise to Music

We are continuing to exercise in the Village Hall on Monday mornings 9.15am to 10.15am. New members are most welcome.

We will continue until 18th July, then have a break and restart on Monday 5th September.

Shirley Forster is our instructor and sessions are in conjunction with Age UK.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Junior Football Club

Longhorsley Juniors are happy to have completed the new clubhouse. This has been a project which has taken 2 years to complete with a lot of effort from the parents of the club. We hope that the village like what we have done. If you have any comments about the clubhouse then we would like to hear them.

At the end of year awards last month, the club had 100 kids turn up for a BBQ and to receive their trophies and awards. We followed the awards with our usual parent versus child football game which always goes down well. We have had two teams win their divisions this year.

We are recruiting for an u6 and u8 team for the coming season to add to our existing teams which will mean we will have 9 teams and around 130 kids in the club next season.

There will be summer training for the kids of all the age groups, u6 to u14. For u6 and u8 teams we are still looking for players, if you would like to join the club either email or contact Andrew on 07810 115152. Join our Facebook page Longhorsley Juniors FC.

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Longhorsley WI

We were blessed with wonderful weather for our Jubilee Picnic and after toasting Her Majesty with Prosecco and cake we planted our 2 trees.

At our next meeting on Thursday 7th July we will be welcoming Peter Brennar from Newcastle City Hall. He will, I'm sure, be telling us the history of this renowned Music venue.

Visitors are very welcome and for any information about this event or for joining our WI please contact myself or Mary Stephenson our President.

If you are hesitant about coming along alone then we can arrange for someone to accompany you.

Contact: Audrey Wiggins, Secretary 788692

Emily Wilding Davison Award

Each year the WI present the Emily Wilding Davison Award to a girl of high school age, for contributions to the community. Parishioners are asked to nominate a person for this Award and submit their nomination to me by the 26th August.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Toddler Group

Join us every Thursday in term time for playing, crafts and snacks. All parents and carers welcome with children from 0-4. We have toys for all ages! Plus hot drinks for the grown ups - only £2 per family.

Our last session will be on Thursday 21st July before our summer break, then we will return on Thursday 8th September.

Please follow our Facebook page Longhorsley Village Toddler Group for updates.

Contact Joanna Reilly on 07739 321737.

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Walking Group

The walks are usually 4 to 6 miles long and it’s a good idea to bring a drink and energy snack on the walk. Where suitable there may be the option of a picnic lunch or a meal out after the walk.

Car sharing can be arranged where required.

The planned walks for July and August are:

Monday 4th July: Druridge and East Chevington Nature Reserve, 4-6 miles, organised by Brenda 788470

Thursday 21st July: Warkworth, organised by Estelle 07803 137279

Monday 1st August: TBC, organised by Penny 788278

Thursday 18th August: Breamish Valley, organised by Sheena & Jan 07801 005634

New walkers are always welcome.

For more information please contact Sheena & Jan 07801 005634

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St. Helen’s Coffee Morning

Our next Coffee Morning will be held in the Church on Saturday, 2nd July at 10am.

There will be refreshments, stall and raffle. All welcome.

PLEASE NOTE: NO Coffee Morning in August.

Mary Stephenson 788232

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Christian Vision for Men

The Christian Vision for Men group has monthly breakfasts at the Angler's Arms. Over the summer we shall be meeting on Saturday 30th July and Saturday 27th August, both at 8.30am.

Our speaker in July will be Philip Ballard who works for Friends International.

Our speaker in August is Paul Allen who will giving some of the highlights of his life as a Christian.

The charge for those attending is £9 for each meeting.

For more information and to book a place, please contact

Jim Cockburn 01670 510130

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Wingates Bridge Club

Wingates Bridge Club returned to playing in person at the village hall from Tuesday, June 21st. The plan is now to meet in person every Tuesday from 7.30pm during the summer - and then play online from October 4th, before going back to in person next April.

The club played successfully online for 27 months but now feels this hybrid model is the way to operate in the future.

New members of all levels will be very welcome, newcomers to bridge in particular. Don't be worried about skill levels - this is a very sociable club and lessons will be given. A basic knowledge of whist is helpful but not essential. The club will be organising a try-outs evening soon.

And members who've dropped out will be warmly welcomed back, too.

Neil Fowler 07770 641385 is the main contact, but also Robert Famelton

Do come along - it is a genuinely fun game.

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