Wine Group Christmas Party 2018

My apologies for the lateness in putting the photographs of the Wine Group Christmas Party on the website.

Tiara’s and tinsel were the theme for this years’ wine tasting Christmas party. Everyone made a great effort and looked very glamorous (even the men).

The party started off on a quietish note but by the end everyone had great fun.

Gordon had organised some games, I’m not sure where he gets his ideas from but I dare anyone to draw a snowman on a paper plate whilst held on top of your head and get everything in the right place. Picasso would have been quite envious if had judged the results.

The food was supplied by Relish, the buffet was excellent with a good selection of food to cater for all tastes.

Champagne this year was chosen by Gordon and was very quaffable.

Good Choice!

Many thanks from everyone Gordon for all your hard work


The Snowmen

Your Chance to Vote


Members are asked to click on the link below and vote for Seaham beach to win an award.  We will also be posting this on Seaham Have Your Say for members of the public to vote.


The excellent regeneration of Seaham continues…

Since the removal of industrial waste along the coastline, the new housing developments such as Eastshore Village, opening of the Marina and water sports centre, the unveiling of the world famous “Tommy” sculpture, new play area and Town Hall and improved annual events, Seaham has become a beautiful tourist destination and wonderful place to live.

Help Seaham get even more on the on the tourist map by voting for it in the Countryfile Annual Awards by following the link below…

How it works

Reader nominations

Reader nominations were gathered from BBC Countryfile Magazine readers online and via a form in the print magazine.


A panel of six judges examined the nominations and whittled them down to a shortlist of five in each category. The judges assessed the quality of the nominations against a series of criteria. 

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. Voting closes on Sunday 17th February at 11:59pm. 

The judges:

  • Charlotte Smith, BBC presenter of Countryfile and Farming Today
  • Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough, historian and TV and radio presenter
  • Mark Rowe, travel writer and environmental newswriter
  • Phoebe Smith, explorer and travel writer
  • Fergus Collins, editor of BBC Countryfile Magazine
  • Carys Matthews, BBC Countryfile Magazine online editor

Public voting

Readers vote online or via a postal form in the print magazine. 

Winners announced – March 201

Information from Seaham Town Council

Walks for 2019

Feb.1st.  Ryhope. Meet Seaham Hall Car Park. (Tonia’s)

Mar.1st. Finchale Abbey. Meet Rainton Gate.DH4 6SQ. 11am. Bring snack.

Apr.5th.  Seaton. Meet Seaton Lane Inn. 10am. (A. Smith.)

May.3rd. Easington. TBA.

June.7th Whitburn Circular. Meet Cornthwaite Park.SR6 8EE. Bring a snack.

July.5th. Durham. Meet Gala Theatre. 11am. (G. Fairweather.)

Sept.6th. Hurworth Reservoir. Meet Station Town/B1280 through Wingate. TS28 5EP. Bring a snack.

Oct.4th.Seaton. Meet Seaton Lane Inn. 10am. (A. Smith)

Nov.1st. Beamish. Meet Shepherd&Shepherdess.DH9 0RS. 11am.

Dec.6th. Hetton Bogs. Meet Springfield Terrace.DH5 0DA (Four Lane Ends)

Walks start at 10 30 unless stated otherwise.

Postcodes are as near to walks as I can get. Keep eyes open for the tribe.

iPad Group

I’m sorry but for various reasons I’ve had to cancel iPad group on December 4th.
Also, as the first Tuesday in January next year is New Year’s Day, I reckoned that not many people would be wanting to come along!

So the next iPad meeting will be TUESDAY FEBRUARY 5TH at 1.30 pm in the Crows Nest as usual