Chapter 735, 17 July 2015

Chapter 734 July 10th 2015

Reverend Linda Lindsay, pictured with Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler (right) and Bishop of Jarrow, Mark Bryant, was ordained as Deacon in a ceremony at Durham Cathedral.


  • Local girl ordained as Deacon by Bishop of Durham
  • Fun Day and Coffee Morning at pavilion
  • FBEC 50th celebrated by past and present pupils and staff
  • No foot faults from tennis loving Dean Bank Line Dancers
  • Grants of up to £5,000 available to local groups
  • Broom Cottages bids farewell to two popular teachers
  • Ferryhill Six present £1000 cheque to Enter CIC
  • Kids’ Summer Reading Challenge
  • Under 7s reach tournament final
  • Another win for Mainsforth ahead of league leaders’ visit

Chapter 734, 10 July 2015

Chapter 734 July 10th 2015

After an Extraordinary General Meeting last week, Ferryhill Town Council has agreed to fund Durham County Council’s costs for retaining street lights on the A167.


  • Ferryhill lights saved, but doubts remain over Chilton
  • Ferryhill Station head teacher retires
  • Reverend Keith Lumsden prepares for retirement
  • FBEC students get into the swing with progression tasters
  • The Wizard of Oz needs you!
  • Shark fishing in Bishop Middleham
  • ‘Bird of prey persecution’ leads to death of protected falcon
  • Aidan and Aimee to join Team GB after national success
  • Success for Ferryhill Town Youth U10s
  • Important win for Mainsforth CC

Chapter 733, 3 July 2015

Chapter 733 July 3rd 2015

Durham County Council have informed Ferryhill Town Council that work to remove the A167 street lights will begin in August if there is no agreement to save them by the end of July.


  • Four weeks to save Ferryhill and Chilton’s A167 street lights
  • Appeal for carrier bags and egg boxes
  • Brownies and Guides clean up
  • Primary pupils test their skills in county maths challenge
  • Operation Hawkeye spots rich pickings for car thieves
  • Experiments go off with a bang on university visit
  • Final fund raiser for Ferryhill Banner Group
  • Grand Summer Fayre at St Aidan’s
  • Be on your guard against rogue traders
  • Fearless Iqbal maintains Mainsforth’s unbeaten run

Chapter 732, 26 June 2015

Chapter 732 June 26th 2015

Phil Wilson MP, centre, with staff of Tenlands Care Home during his visit to the home on National Care Homes Open Day.


  • MP visits Tenlands on National Care Homes Open Day
  • Former FBEC pupil takes Aladdin home to China
  • Funding cuts close Chilton’s last remaining toddler group
  • Town Council clarifies ‘factually incorrect’ details on social media
  • Chapter coach trip to Bury Market
  • First World War medals reunited with soldier’s family
  • ‘Blooming Marvellous’ garden competition seeks entrants
  • Charity night at Catholic Club
  • Mainsforth remain unbeaten
  • Dynamoes to hold presentation night

Chapter 731, 19 June 2015

Chapter 731 June 19th 2015

The Ferryhill Town Band play at the new Mainsforth Sports Complex pavilion, officially opened by Durham CCC captain and ex-England international, Paul Collingwood.


  • Paul Collingwood opens Mainsforth Sports Pavilion
  • Cleves Cross School to host Summer Fair
  • Ferryhill Workingmen’s Club to hold charity night for Zach
  • Council supports Town Band
  • Miss England charity event raises funds at Chilton Club
  • WI celebrates National Federation centenary
  • Chilton Gala Day announced
  • Choir and Town Band in concert
  • Finals trophies for Ferryhill bodybuilders
  • Mainsforth beat league leaders

Chapter 730, 12 June 2015

Chapter 730 June 12th 2015

The annual Vintage Rally at Mainsforth Sports Complex, organised by Durham County Vintage Collectors Society, is back once again this month by popular demand.


  • Vintage Rally returns to Mainsforth by popular demand
  • Funding boost for Ferryhill and Chilton
  • Ferryhill Banner Committee receive council funding
  • Residents and businesses sought for Town Plan Working Group
  • New Dance Generation scoop 14 trophies at championships
  • Have a coffee at the seaside… in Chilton!
  • Banner Group delighted by polo shirt donation
  • Ferryhill Town Youth under 9s receive championship awards
  • Mainsforth prove a match for leaders
  • More Celtic success at end of season awards

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