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Ryton Hirings Revisited 27th May 2017
The Hirings at Ryton took place annually in May and November initially for farm and domestic workers seeking employment and attracted people from surrounding villages. The fair also provided sports and other attractions for the visitors.
In 2008, a team got together with the Mid Tyne Lions Club and started Ryton Hirings Revisited, the event being attractive to all ages providing a wide variety of stalls and free entertainment while raising funds for local needy causes. Put the date in your diary. Also go to Mid Tyne Lions – Ryton Hirings
Ryton and Crawcrook Albion are currently recruiting for 2016 – 17 U7s teams to play in the local league
First session free then £3/week (pay as you go)
Saturdays: 10am – 12pm (R & Y1)
Thursdays: 5pm – 6pm (Y1 extra training – free)
Boys & Girls come and have fun with classmates, make new friends and support your local club & league
Contact Tony on 0771 324 4023
Chris on 0773 322 1375
Kingsley Park (The Albion)
Crawcrook, NE40 3SN
Tel 0191 – 4134448 – clubhouse
All coaches are FA qualified, have and up to date DBS/police clearance check, and are first aid qualified.
Whatever your religion, or if you don’t have one at all, we are all privileged to be able to enjoy the beautiful building and grounds of Ryton Holy Cross Church. Have a walk around the church and churchyard and marvel at the history contained there. The annual concert organised by the friends of the Holy Cross will be held on April 30th At 7.30pm.
It features Ovingham and district choir and Durham University Brass Band and promises to be a great evening. Tickets cost £7 and you can reserve them from Richard Taylor 01914133942 or Richardtaylor@madasafish.com
U3A in Ryton have over 120 members who enjoy a variety of activities. The main monthly meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Barmoor Hub. New members and guests are welcome.
Weekly Activities include Carpet Bowls, Crafts, Spanish, Bridge, Art, History, Board Games, Reading Groups, Gardening Groups and Walking. There are several monthly activities too. For full details contact John Southern Tel 0191 4132125 or email email@example.com
A group of dedicated volunteers who collect litter from the Ryton area every two or three weeks from 10am to noon on Sunday mornings. See Ryton Litter Action Group. You can also email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org, or telephone Lisa 07747805175
Men and women of any age meet in the Willows Lounge, Ryton Social Club, Mondays 6.45pm to 8.45pm. Contact Jessica 07506830467 for further information.
Yoga for all Holy Cross Church Hall. Tuesday 9.30am to 11am, Wednesday 6.30pm to 8pm. Drop in class £4.50. For further information email Linda Irving on email@example.com or telephone 0191 4138609
Movers and Shakers Pre-School Dance
Music and movement for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Ryton Methodist Church Hall, Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 10.30am. Term time only, £3 per child per session, additional siblings £1. For more details ring Alison on 07775760670
Meets at 7pm on the last Thursday of the month in Crawcrook Library. For further details contact 0191 4138164
Ryton Methodist Church
Mini Messy Church
Every Thursday, Mini Messy Church 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Free coffee, songs and pre-school activities
Last Saturday of the month
Messy Church 4pm to 6.30pm
Food, worship and craft activities for all the family.
Contact Judith Stoddart on 07979481019
The library is open every day between 9.30am and 12.30pm, except Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Rhyme time for under 5’s
Monday mornings during term time 10am to 11am in the Methodist Church Hall. Cost £2
Baby signing helping children to express themselves before they can talk. A fun class for babies and their parents or carers. Contact Helen Angel 07734209304 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesdays 10am to 11am, Ryton Methodist Church
The church is open every Sunday between 12noon and 6pm. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.
Ryton Slimming World
Morning groups 9.30am and 11.30am
Evening groups 5pm and 7pm
All welcome, just turn up to this friendly group or you can contact Tracey on 0191 4138854
Groups are held in the Masonic Hall on Blackhouse Lane.
Ryton Rangers Out of School Club. Monday to Friday for 20th July until 7th August, 8.30am to 5.30pm. Crafts, activities and sports. £9 per session. Contact Sharon Neil on 0191 4132053
The Junior Club (ages 8 – 11) Finishes on 16th July, but returns in September. Every Thursday 6.15pm to 7.45pm £1 admission. Pool room and craft activities.
£3 for adults and £2.50 for children. This starts in September, every Saturday 11am to 12noon.
Zumba with Natasha
Monday 6pm – 7pm, Tuesday 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
Kettle Bells with Natasha
Tuesday 7.45pm to 8.45pm Saturday 9.30am – 10.30am
Craft Fair and Cafe in conjunction with Ryton Farmer’s Market
Saturday 25th July 10am – 1pm and again on Saturday 29th August.