WE started our walk from Easington Colliery car park and onto the coastal path, coming back onto and crossing the main road and up through the fields to arrive at the Welfare Grounds. Our path (which virtually run parallel to Seaside Lane) continued along the side of these grounds and into a fenced field with horses grazing. Apples were offered but they showed little interest but a couple sauntered over to accept the gifts. Onwards into a housing estate which much to our groups delight led us to a zip wire. As can be seen from the photographs a ride was essential a good laugh was had by all. We then continued on our way arriving at Easington Village Green then onto Pettwell Lane a quiet country lane leading us past the Canada housing estate. A fine view of the coast from this vantage point, the walk then joins the new pathways laid around the Pit Cage area and onto our walks finishing point.
you to Alan Smith who led our walk on Friday 5th.
at The Seaton Inn we walked to Burdon Village with Alan providing snippets of
information about the population of the village and the shooting of a resident.
managed a peek at Burdon Hall (well the chimneys anyway) then onwards to Warden
Law where Carol Hindmarch told us about a Jug with unusual decoration that was
unearthed at the quarry; a Roman item now in the British Museum. Also,
that the monks carrying St. Cuthbert’s body probably passed this way on their
journey to find a resting place for it.
continued down Salter’s Lane passed the Wind Turbines, turning left to head
towards the old railway line following this back to Seaton.
sunny but windy day did not spoil a walk we all enjoyed.
Once again, our thanks to Alan for guiding us.
Bob had a rest so Alan led
fifteen of us on the walk this morning, enjoying near perfect weather apart
from a rather cool wind blowing down from the North.
We all enjoyed the bracing
conditions, with a few gentle inclines to get the heart rate going.
We were spurred on by the
thought of coffee or lunch at the Seaton Lane Inn, a perfect end to the walk.
Seaton Lane Inn is good spot for coffee or lunch, the staff are friendly and helpful.
Kelvin Rushworth (Wooler U3A), email@example.com
Publicity Officer, Northumbria Region U3A
Local weekly newspapers After my introductory letter to you,
I received a number of comments about me ‘ignoring’ local weekly newspapers.
Just to be clear, I see any press releases being sent to the six ‘regional
daily newspapers’ (mentioned previously) being sent by me, as Northumbria
Region U3A Publicity Officer. I do not intend to send press releases elsewhere.
I am a huge fan of local weekly newspapers; they are so well read, often on the
very day of publication, by many more people than the purchaser. I buy the
Northumberland Gazette AND the Berwick Advertiser and read them cover-to-cover
every week! I see any press releases for these local weekly newspapers being
sent by Publicity/Press Officers or Chairs of local U3As. Just as I see any
press releases to the major national daily newspapers being sent by Liz Drury
at National U3A. Of course, this does not preclude any of us sending press
releases to any newspapers anywhere!
Third Age Matters By now, local U3A subscribers to our
national magazine will have received the latest edition. I wanted to
congratulate those local U3As and individual U3A members in our region for
submitting material … and succeeding in getting it published. Well done. If
anyone in your local U3A has written material for your own newsletter and/or
submitted material to your local weekly newspaper, please do not let that
effort go to waste! Be sure to submit the same material and good quality photos
to the editor of The Messenger, Mary Barlow on firstname.lastname@example.org (next
deadline date is looming … Friday 12 April 2019), to the editor of Third Age
Matters, Francis Beckett on email@example.com (submit them any time and
they will be considered for the next or future editions) and to the editor of
the National U3A Newsletter, Liz Drury on firstname.lastname@example.org (deadline
date is around the last day of every month).
New Publicity Network launched Following the enthusiasm of
some delegates at the recent Good News Regional Workshop in Newcastle, a new
Publicity Network has been launched. Membership is open to the person in your
U3A who is responsible for publicising your many and varied activities in any
kind of local media (eg your weekly newspapers, parish magazines, local
authority news). For now, as Publicity Officer for Wooler U3A, I am acting as
the convenor of the Publicity Network. Any relevant and interested members can
contact me via the Networks page of the Northumbria Region U3A website or
direct, as above.
With very best wishes to you and your members Kelvin