Monthly Archives: April 2011

The 88 Bus Service

Chris Davies writes: “I wonder how many people in the village realise that Arriva no longer provide a bus service between Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle via Hamsterley?

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Edythe Scott – Robert Watson

Edythe wrote: “I write out of curiosity – nothing more! In Bishop Auckland cemetery there is a huge memorial to Robert Watson who was born in Hamsterley in 1819 and died in Bishop in 1891. Funds were raised for the … Continue reading

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Hamsterley Primary School News – April 2011

Planetarium visit On March 24th, Dr Paula Chadwick from the Physics Department at Durham University visited the school with a mobile planetarium. We all went over to the village hall where the children crawled down a dark tunnel into the … Continue reading

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Hamsterley Village Hall – Dance

Dance with Avon on Saturday, May 21st at 8pm. Please bring your own food and drinks. Tea and biscuits will be provided. For tickets, please contact Juliet on 01388 488287 or Anne on 01388 488318.

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Film Club – The King’s Speech, 2010 (16)

The Village Hall, Friday, 20th May. The story of King George VI and his struggle to overcome a speech defect. This highly aclaimed film just won four Oscars, including Best Film and Best Leading Actor for Colin Firth. Need we … Continue reading

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Hamsterley WI – Meeting

May 10th – Resolutions. Competition: 3 Decorated Cup Cakes. To be eaten at supper. Hostesses Sue Davies, Angela Watson. Raffle Janet Embleton. Supper to be provided by the Committee. Find out more about Hamsterley WI on the WI page.

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Hamsterley WI – Report of Meeting held on 12th April 2011

The meeting commenced with the singing of Jerusalem. Janet Embleton gave her report from the Annual General Meeting of the Durham Federation of WIs, held at Bishop Auckand Methodist Church that day.

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Ministry News

Rev. Richard Deimel writes: “Canon Trevor Pitt is being Licensed as Associate Priest (Self-Supporting) in the Parishes of Escomb, Etherley, Hamsterley, Witton-le-Wear and Witton Park.

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The Great Hamsterley Litter Pick 2011 – Report

Simon Raine writes: “Litter Pickers of the World unite! You have nothing to lose… but for the skin on your arms and legs as you dive into the whinny bush!

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