2:30pm Friday 30th August 2013
SINGERS WANTED: The Gainford Singers are looking for new members for the 2013/14 season. Anyone is welcome, there are no auditions and no previous experience is needed. Practice, from 7.15pm to 9pm, begins on Monday, September 9, at St Osmund's Church in the village.
BIG WEEKEND: Plans have already begun for Gainford's 2014 Big Weekend. It will be held on June 21 and 22 and the theme will be the village's contribution to both world wars. Five volunteers have joined the organising group.
FRENCH NIGHT: French folk singer Flossie Malavialle, who lives in High Etherley, near Bishop Auckland, will perform at Gainford Village Hall on Saturday, October 26. Tickets are £10 and include a hot supper, and there will be a bar. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm.
BLOOMING GREAT: Hundreds of people flocked to Winston to view 15 of the village's beautiful gardens. The open gardens event raised £3,100 which will go towards roof repairs at St Andrew's Church.
BRIDGE TALK: The history of the Transporter Bridge, on Teesside, will be the subject of an illustrated talk at Gainford Local History Group on Monday, September 16. Guests will be bridge master Alan Murray and principal engineer Rodger Wakerley. The meeting, at Gainford Village Hall, starts at 7.15pm. Admission is £2 and includes tea and coffee.
BACK IN BUSINESS: Gainford and Langton Parish Council will reconvene after the summer break on Monday, September 2, in the village hall. The meeting starts at 7pm and topics will include a presentation on the results of a recent consultation into the proposed extension of the village's conservation area.
CHAPEL CONCERT: Wind Mill Methodist Chapel is to host a concert by the Centenary Singers on Tuesday, September 17. The performance starts at 7pm and will be followed by tea and biscuits. There will also be a raffle. Admission is £3.
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