Summer holiday activities

Posted on 23rd July 2010 | in Community

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Summer holiday activities from the Coquet Partnership of Schools
For ages 4 – 18 years From 26th July onwards
For more information see
or call 01670 760578 for more details

Nordic walking

July 4th and 11th
August 15th and 22nd at 10am
Regular Group Walk every Wednesday 6.30pm.
Meet at beach car park Warkworth.
For more info. Contact Chris Wood 01665 711666

Lifeboat Day 2010

Sunday 29th August at 10 am.
Held on the Quayside in Amble. All the usual attractions, including displays from the crew and RAF Boulmer (weather and duties permitting), cakes, tombola, bric a brac, music, stalls, attractions.

Refreshments in the NEW BOAT HOUSE at the end of the Quay.
The old Boathouse is a private enterprise and is NOT affiliated to the RNLI.

This year we are holding a children's fancy dress competition with a nautical theme. (Adults why don't you join in the fun as well?)

As always volunteers are wanted to help on the day. For more info see our Facebook page

Start saving those unwanted gifts for our tombola and bric a brac

Sail and Golf race

TrackaPhone Sail and Golf Championship at Coquet Yacht Club and Warkworth Golf Club
Compete for the CYC Sail and Golf Trophy
July 10th 2010 at Coquet Yacht Club and Warkworth Golf Club.

Race will be a Le Mans start from Coquet Yacht Club at 1400. There will be a race round the island and one marker (depending on wind) with the finish being when you get the first line ashore and radio in that you have finished. Then up to the Golf Club for 9 holes teeing off at 5pm ish. It will take approx 2 hours to play so we should be back at CYC for 8pm ish for fun, food and entertainment. There are prizes for sailing, golf and a combined winner.

To Book call Phil Derry on 07710 423550 or email
Skippers and crew don’t have to play golf. They just have to carry a golfer.
Cost is £20.00. £8.00 if you are a WGC member. £8.00 if you are just a sailor and don’t play golf. We need an indication of numbers asap. Trophies for yacht race, best golfer and overall winner.

Warkworth and District Flower Club

July 15th Mrs. Marion Hinchley – ‘A stately walk’
August 21st Warkworth Flower Show – please enter.
September 16th ‘Simple Modern Arrangements.’
Meetings held on third Thursday of each month in
Warkworth Memorial Hall, unless otherwise stated.
Mrs. L Bell, programme secretary tel 01665 712895

Western Front Association

July 17th ‘Douglas Haig: Britain’s finest Commander in Chief – Peter Hart
August 23rd No formal meeting
September 27th ‘Work of the CWGC’ – Cindy Beischer
Meetings take place at 7.30pm (for 8.00pm) on the fourth Monday of every month at Alnmouth Exservicemen’s Club and Institute, Northumberland Street, Alnmouth.
Enquiries to David Easton, Secretary 01665 830928

Learn to dance in Amble

Earlier this Spring, “Eddie Billington Dancing” began ballroom and latin dance classes in Amble. There was a good response with a large turnout and, despite a few early withdrawals, what started out to be a 6 week programme at the beginning of February, continued on through until the end of May!

“There was a lot of enthusiasm amongst the group, who were fantastic to work with” said Eddie.

Classes ran for an hour and covered the basics in Waltz, Social Foxtrot, Quickstep and Cha Cha Cha.

“Everyone seemed to have great fun, and all seem very keen to come back when the classes resume in September” he continued. “We’ll be getting into Tango, Jive and Rumba, as well as building on our ballroom routines.”

Because of the success of the existing group, Eddie aims to start another beginners class for weekly lessons and will advertise in the weeks prior to September. In the meantime, any would be dancers are welcome to contact Eddie if they want to be included in the new classes.

Eddie Billington can be contacted on, or 01665 721029 (H), or 07914920458 (M)

Flower festival

Fri 13th at 2 p.m. til Sun 15th August at 6 p.m.
Flower Festival in St. Cuthbert's Church
Wonderful floral displays on the theme: 'Favourite Books'
Summer refreshments served all weekend. Raffle.
Grand Opening 2 p.m. Fri 13th
Open all day Sat, then from 12 noon on Sun 15th
Songs of Praise to close the event at 6 p.m. on Sunday 15th.

‘Staying Alive’

Young Christian people from all over Northumberland will again be visiting Amble from their summer camp on Sat 21st August to 'bless the community'.
They will be doing a beach litter pick in the morning and then hosting a Family Fun Day on the Town Square on the Saturday afternoon. FREE! Last year's event was a great success, so come down to the Town Square this year and join in the fun. Games and entertainment for all the family.

Drama workshop

Calling all young stars of the future.
Following a very successful event last summer, Warkworth Drama Group plans to hold Children’s Drama Workshops on Saturday July 17th in Warkworth Memorial Hall.
Tutors Deborah Court and Cathy Brumby will be on hand to teach, encourage and enable children to take part in performances. The Workshops offer a chance to improve speech, movement and acting skills, leading to greater self-confidence on stage. Last year’s participants had a lot of fun and produced amazing results in a very short time.
We are always on the look-out for talented youngsters, particularly as pantomime-time approaches. If your child falls into age groups 6 -9 (morning workshop) or 9 -14 (afternoon workshop), contact Diana Webber Tel 01665 713439, e-mail, for further details and an application form. The cost per child is £6.00, booking essential, as places are limited.

Shorebase summer programme

Watersports Activity Camps – They include taster sessions in the four activities of Sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking and Canoeing
29 & 30 July 10.00 am – 3.30 pm £75.00
31 August & 1 September 10.00 am – 3.30 pm £75.00

Courses below are 2 days: 10.00am – 3.30pm and cost £65
3 & 4 August Kayak Beginners or Sailing Beginners
5 & 6 August Kayak Beginners or Windsurf Beginners
10 & 11 August Kayak Improvers or Sailing Improvers
12 & 13 August Kayak Improvers or Windsurf Improvers
17 & 18 August Sailing Beginners or Kayak Beginners
19 & 20 August Sailing Beginners or Windsurf Beginners
24 & 25 August Sailing Improvers or Kayak Improvers
26 & 27 August Sailing Improvers or Windsurf Improvers

All children taking part in these activities must be water confident and aged between 8 and 16. For further information or to book a course contact 01665 710367

Amble Photographic Group

Members have enjoyed a very busy spring with competitions, tutorials and projects. ‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’ print competition awards went to David Jones, Anne Flanighan and Bill Modral. ‘Reconstruction of a Painting’ digital image competition awarded Dawn Groves, Anne Flanighan, Helen Holmes and Daniel Twizell.

Philip Warren ARPS and Sandy Furness ARPS, AFIAP, MPAGB, PSA4* gave presentations of their work, together with helpful advice about how to take good photographs and edit them to get the best possible results.

Members also enjoyed a morning in Howick Gardens, having special permission to attend out of normal visiting times. This was the start of many planned outings during the summer months. The Bank Holiday weekend saw APG photographers taking photos of the horses and 10K runners at Druridge Bay Country Park.

Please visit our website to learn more about our activities. We usually meet on Friday mornings. You are welcome to join us. Give Carol a ring to check as we have outings during the summer (01665 710177).

Royal British Legion charity event

Veterans George Skipper and  Lyndsay Williamson with Col Arthur Charlton Col Arthur Charlton, Deputy Lt of Co Durham gave a fascinating talk on ‘The History of the Iron Cross from Napoleon to the present day.’

The youngest veteran, Lyndsay Williamson of Amble, who has served in Afganistan is pictured left wearing her medals (which Arthur discussed) together with Col Charlton and George Skipper of Amble who is an 86 year old D- Day veteran.

Many thanks to everyone who gave their support on the night including Strands Hairdressers, Lloyds Bank, Tesco, Co-op, Harbour Fish Bar, Jaspers, Zecca, Fourways, Greggs the Bakers, Sainsburys, Homebase, The Greenhouse, The Jackdaw, Cabosse, Hermitage Inn. Boots the Chemist, Morrisons, and The Flower Centre. The raffle raised £409 which will be shared between SSAFA and The Royal British Legion.

We want to encourage new members and you don’t have to be ex-service to come along. Meetings are held every two months and there is a yearly £11 subscription to the Royal British Legion.

Opportunities exist to apply to visit the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Our members mainly come from Amble, Warkworth, Acklington, and Broomhill though some live away from the area but keep their branch affiliation. If you wish to talk to someone about joining the British Legion, visit the stall at Amble Lifeboat Day on Sun 29 Aug and at Warkworth Show on Sat Aug 21 to recruit new members and poppy collectors.

The branch will celebrate its 90th birthday in 2011 and is proud of its continuous service in the community raising funds for the Royal British Legion.

What next for the Trust?

‘Amble Development Trust, after 16 years – What Now’

Wednesday July 14th will see the 15th AGM of Amble Development Trust. The Management Committee and staff invite you to a celebration of 16 years of regeneration – members, guests, pictures and memories are all welcome.

But what happens now – what do you think needs to be done? What is your vision for the town in the future. Bring your thoughts and ideas to share and discuss. Julia Aston will be listening to you in her new role as Director of the Development Trust.

The discussion will be facilitated by our old friend and supporter Peter Monaghan. Fourways 2, at 7pm

Live music at the Mason’s

June 26 Whodlums
July 3rd Life Crisis
July 10th Covered Tracks
July 17th Avatar
July 24th Shotgun Hawker
July 31st Come together
August 7th Uncle Gilbert
August 14th Broken Spoke
August 21st Icon

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