An excellent night

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evening on September 25 in aid of the chairman of Hartlepool Borough Council charity which is for seven local youth charities.

Although it was horrible night weather wise, an excellent night was had by all and we managed to raise almost £300 towards this worthwhile charity.

A special thanks to the committee of the South Durham Social Club for all their help and for allowing us free use of their premises, to Parkers bakery who supplied their usual excellent pie and peas, to KO for the race night entertainment and to Radio Hartlepool for their continuing support.

Again many thanks to everyone.

Barry Fishburn,

Secretary,

Royal Jubilee Lodge No 165 (RAOB),

Osborne Road,

Hartlepool.

WHEN the sea grows dark and angry, And the wind starts to cut like a knife.

When rain sheets down in a torrent, And the moon disappears out of sight.

When rollers thunder onto the beach, Carrying their flotsam and jetsam.

Throwing the driftwood and rolling stones, As far as a wave can fling them.

When the same sears the face in a frenzy, Then burns and scorches the eyes.

Fills the nostrils until you can’t breathe, Blocking ears to the angry bird cries.

These are the times I like walking, When I feel all tensed up and alive.

When I battle the wind and the elements, I know I’ve the will to survive.

Albert Armstrong,

Percy Street, Hartlepool.