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Week Commencing 5 December 2016

6 December 2016

Attended the ARC, Stockton where Stockton Riverside College students performed their pantomime Peter Pan. We were treated to a first class pantomime which had everything in it including flying Peter Pan and the Darling family. The singing was exceptional with enjoyable acting.

We would like to thank all the participants and staff for putting on an entertaining pantomime.


8 December 2016


Yes there are still two 7 o’clock’ s in a day, I visited the GPO delivery office in Stockton, where I saw the staff hard at work sorting out what is a huge amount of post and packages. This is expected to increase day on day until the Christmas rush is over, I thanked the manager and some of the staff for all their efforts year on year making sure we have our Christmas gifts etc. On speaking to the manager Phil it is evident that there is a lot more to the delivery office than meets the eye, one fact that surprised me was that I would have thought it would have been fully automated however it’s the opposite, it is nearly all manual.

Thank you again to all the staff for their efforts and I hope they all have a Merry Christmas and a quiet New Year.


Attended the Chair of Durham Christmas Celebration Carol Concert, in the County Hall, Durham. We had music by the youth orchestra and singing by different choirs all blending nicely with getting the dignitaries up in assisting with 12 days of Christmas and Jingle Bells. We had campanologists (bell ringers to people like me) who gave out excellent renditions of carols, and some men dressed in grass skirts? We would like to thank everyone involved and the Chair Eddie Bell for inviting us.





Attended Mayor of Gateshead Charity engagement – Enchanted Parks. We were transported to Saltwells Park, where we walked around the park which had various displays and interaction sights all themed on ‘A Midwinter Nights Tale ‘. It was quite eerie and innovative with some of the effects from lighting and visuals. We had an enjoyable time looking at all the events and taking in the ambiance of a spooky park. Thank you again to all who took part in the organisation and participants, you did well.

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