Families look forward to fun day

Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare funday - entertainer Tony Junior with youngsters Daisy and Libby Hall, with Cara Callaghan
Harton and Westoe Miners Welfare funday - entertainer Tony Junior with youngsters Daisy and Libby Hall, with Cara Callaghan

A South Tyneside miners’ club is throwing open its doors to a family fun day this weekend after last year’s event was hailed a success.

Harton and Westoe Miners’ Welfare in Low Lane, South Shields, hosted its first sports day in 25 years, last year.

Former pitman and trustee Ronnie Peterson said: “Last year’s event was well attended. It was the first time in 25 years the welfare had hosted a fun day like this and everyone had a great time.

“Hopefully, this year will be no different.”

A range of activities will be held including bouncy castles, face painting and a children’s entertainers.

There will also be a hula hoop and cricket demonstrations, rounders, races and an assault course.

Music from 5pm will be provided by the Mojo Men.

The event will take place on Sunday from 11am.

at the venue in Low Lane, South Shields.