Author Archives: PatChambers


Billingham Carnival & Horticultural Show 2017

Billingham Carnival & Horticultural Show 2017

SPONSORED BY CF Industries UK The Billingham Horticultural Show is renown for the quality of the exhibits and it continues to improve year on year attracting praise from  visitors, sponsors and the RHS themselves. The Horticultural Show Co-ordinator Deryck Forrest thanked the exhibitors for their entries which continue to be of the highest standard. Deryck


53rd Billingham International Folklore Festival of World Dance

The Festival welcomed 7 International Dance Companies from Chile, Egypt, Tahiti, New Zealand, Ghana, Hungary and Taiwan to Billingham in August with audiences enjoying nine days of spectacular dance and music. Travelling from the far-flung corners of the world, troupes and groups entertained local residents and visitors too with world-class performances. Alongside traditional and national


Gold for Ruby in her first Triathlon

We are constantly told to look at the ability in a child and not the disability and 4 year old Ruby Radley is a living testament that there is always hope if you have faith. Back in October 2014 Richard and Jo Radley, who had been fostering children since 2011, were asked to be carers


Adam is back on the tracks

In June 2017, Adam from Billingham was unemployed and finding it difficult to gain employment. He decided to attend the Five Lamps Ready to Work clubs which were held at Five Lamps, Dovecot Street. The aim of the clubs which are held over a period of six sessions are; to provide unemployed people within Stockton


RBL Billingham Branch Update

Billingham Branch of the Royal British Legion was treated to a special performance by the Kapa Haka group “Te Rerenga o Te Rā” following their successful inclusion in the Billingham Folklore Festival. Translated from Maori to “Flight Across the Heavens” the group are sponsored by the New Zealand equivalent of the Legion. ey gave a


Paul Burgum- In the RIGHT FRAME of mind!

What do you do when you’re totally passionate about the young people that you work with over 5 sessions every week at BCT Aspire in Billingham? When you know the windows need to be replaced and the facilities need improving and that the young people rely on you? What do you do when you know


Billingham Catholic Club Enter The Good Beer Guide

Good Beer? Yes for 9th Year Running at Billingham Catholic Club! CAMRA award winners and renown for their real ale Billingham Catholic Club have been entered into e Good Beer Guide for the 9th Year running. Full credit to John Rigg and the Bar Team for maintaining the high standards needed for inclusion. If you’ve


We WHEELIE need your help at the Foodbank!

Please can you help the Billingham Foodbank one more time please by donating to our virginmoneygiving – www. page so we can replace their antiquated vehicle! e foodbank was established in 2012 and provides help for people in crisis through the provision of food and much wider support to help address any underlying causes.


WI Celebrating 50 years

 e group meets on the second ursday of each month, except August, in the Community Centre, Cli on Avenue, Billingham at 7pm. September 14th is Open Night, when anyone – including men – is welcome to attend. John Ivison will give a talk about the iconic Transporter Bridge – the only working bridge of this


Carter – We Love You

Twenty nine year old Craig Carter sung his heart out for us as he competed on ITV’s The Voice and viewers up and down the country were certainly not impressed when Gavin Rossdale chose his final act to go through to the quarter-final as Truly Scrumptious instead of ‘Carter’. Fans on twitter went crazy saying

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