Trimdon news snippets which have appeared recently on the Trimdon Times.
Other full page articles may be found in the Archives’ section.

Jackie Hamilton
Jackie, who lived in Trimdon all of his life, died on Sunday 25th November at the age of 80. His parents, John George Hamilton and Gladys (nee Carr) had also lived in the village. Jackie leaves three daughters, Ashley, Trudy and Lisa and their families. Jackie had been unwell for some time and passed away peacefully.

SHO SHIN KAI KARATE lessons in TrimdonKarate
Lessons £2 Children, £2.40 Adults, 1st session free, at Trimdon Community College Monday & Wednesday 6.30 – 8.30pm

Traditional Pub Food
at The Royal, Trimdon Colliery. Senior Citizens and Children at reduced rates, Monday to Saturday 12.00 – 2.00pm and 4pm – 8.00pm. Dine In or Takeaway (Oct 2018)

Myeloma case history by David RoseMyeloma
Myeloma Awareness Week was from 21st-27th June this year, and the article here is from ex-Trimdoner David Rose. Includes a BBC Radio Tees interview.

100 Years Old
AAlice Appleton from Trimdon celebrated her 100th birthday on 15th June 2018lice Appleton from Trimdon celebrated her 100th birthday on 15th June 2018. 🙂

Charity Cycle Ride
On the 14th June 2018 Peter Brookes and 5 friends (Judith King, John Phillipson, Neil O’Connor, David Shipman and Andrew Gilmore) are going to cycle nonstop from Killhope on the County Durham border to Belleek in Northern Ireland.
Updated 17th June 2018 – they made it to Belleek in Northern Ireland on the border with the republic in 20 hours 17 mins cycling time! Article here.

Gordon ListerGordon Lister – Funeral Arrangements
Tuesday 8th May, leaving Langdale Oval at 2 pm for cremation at Durham at 2.30.
Reception afterwards at St Albans Church Hall, Trimdon Grange.

Trimdon Home Ransacked
A WOMAN has been left devastated after burglars broke into her home and stole thousands of pounds worth of high value, sentimental jewellery. Updated 16th March 2018 – man arrested.

Car Fire
Latest in a spate of car fires in the Trimdon area, this one 10.30pm on January 2nd 2018. Car was parked at the end of Deaf Hill Terrace in Trimdon Station. Police and Fire Brigade attended. Video here.

2017

Vehicle Thefts
A Range Rover and a VW van were stolen during a burglary in Trimdon Grange which was reported 9pm Sunday, December 31. A bicycle and jewellery were also stolen. Police said the Range Rover was found burnt out in the Peterlee area but the VW has not yet been recovered. (Northern Echo)

Lead ripped from historic church roofChurch Roof Damaged
Lead stolen from Sedgefield church roof, details here
Even more damage done later in second lead theft –
follow-on article added 24th December

Village Co-Op
Police are investigating after the front of the store was damaged in what appears to have been a ram-raid in the early hours of Boxing Day. Northern Echo

Local Crime
BBC Radio Tees news reports broadcast after concerned residents demanded action from Police and local authorities.
Hosted by Gary Philipson, original article broadcast 8th November 2017, updates on 13th November 2017, listen to them here.

Cat Deliberately Killed (16th Nov 2017)
A family pet was attacked and killed by occupants of a car which stopped and let dogs into the garden where Lilly the cat should have been safe. From our Facebook page.

Beyond The Call of Duty (22nd Oct 2017)
A former paramedic from Trimdon has been honoured for dedicating half a century to the region’s life-saving ambulance service. 74 yr old Bob Foster was at its Beyond the Call of Duty Awards ceremony at Sedgefield’s Hardwick Hall Hotel. Northern Echo.

Stolen from Sedgefield Cemetery  (Sept 2017)
Items have been stolen from the grave of recently buried father of two Mr Mark Gowland of Sedgefield, who died suddenly earlier this year. His widow Lynne Gowland wants the thieves to return the personal tributes back to their rightful place, and shame whoever is responsible into returning these items. One is a ‘dream catcher’ with the words “Special Dad” placed on it and was laid on his grave by his grieving daughter.
(From our Facebook page)

Trimdon Brass
Trimdon Concert Band competed at the North of England Brass Band Championships Fourth Section in March 2017 and did extremely well, putting Trimdon on the map, and have now qualified for the finals at Cheltenham. Lynsey Garraghan took away best cornet, well done to all band members and good luck for the Finals in September.

 

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