Down Your Way (June 27th): Roselands and Seaside

A COFFEE morning will be held at Christ Church, Seaside, this morning (Wednesday) from 9.30am, with a few stalls and small raffle.

Free computer training for senior citizens is also available for anyone wishing to learn the basics. A short service in the Memorial Chapel follows the coffee morning.

THERE is a whist drive in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church tomorrow (Thursday) starting 2pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. For more details call Gladys on 720885.

ESK Gardening Club meets tomorrow evening at the garden centre in Courtlands Road. The club is free to join and meets every Thursday evening in the summer, usually 5.30pm-8pm, when there are a variety of talks, demonstrations and workshops. Experts are on hand to answer queries. Members also receive a 10 per cent discount on plants. To join, call 722922, visit or speak to a member of the team at the ESK garden centre.

THE NHS Retirement Fellowship will get together tomorrow (Thursday) at the Blind Society Centre in Longstone Road at 2pm.The group is for anyone who has worked in any area of the medical profession within the NHS, and their spouse or partner. For further information call Hazel on 483454.

FILM forum next meets in the vestry of Christ Church on Friday, June 29, 7pm, when a full length feature film starring Robin Williams will be shown, followed by a short discussion. The cost is £2 per person. Due to licensing restrictions the film title cannot be advertised, but details can be obtained on 749653.

THERE is a Royal quiz night in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on Saturday, June 30, starting 7.30pm. There will be rounds about the Queen, plus news events and prominent people throughout Her Majesty’s life and reign. Tickets are £8 adults, £4 children, which will include a supper of pizza and salad, followed by ice cream. To book, call Meg on 487229, as soon as possible, as space is limited.

ST JOHN Ambulance Retirement Fellowship meets at St John Headquarters, Bourne Street, on Thursday, July 5, at 2.15pm. New members will be very welcome, whether retired or ex-members of St John or anyone interested in the work of St John Ambulance. For details call Joan on 506855.

THE Walsingham Cell holds a Mass on Monday, July 2, in the Memorial Chapel of Christ Church, starting 6.15pm, as preparation for the forthcoming pilgrimage to Walsingham, which is from July 9-12. Details of Cell membership and annual pilgrimages from Freda on 731217.

THE House of Lords is the subject of two Ladies’ Lunch Club lunches on Tuesday, July 10 (ladies only) and Wednesday, July 11 (open to everyone), when Richard Skelton MBE will speak about his 28 years working as doorkeeper at the Palace of Westminster. The lunches are at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, noon for 12.30pm, and can be booked now by calling 731451.