Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Monkseaton/Shiremoor

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Monkseaton/Shiremoor

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The residents in West Monkseaton knew it and now the rest of the country knows too. We have the best Post Office in the country!

As if being chosen as the regional winner was not enough, West Monkseaton Post Office on Earsdon Road went on to be voted the best town and city office in the UK. Sub-postmistress Joan Thompson, her son Andrew who manages the branch, staff and customers are delighted with the news.

MONKSEATON magician, Cynthia Neptune, has been made president of the British Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

Cynthia of Ivanhoe, has had an interest in magic for nearly 50 years and became a full-time children's entertainer in 1985. Her duties will include chairing ring committees and visiting local magician societies, as well as promoting magic as a performing art to younger members .

PLANS are underway for the fourth St Nicholas Festival, to be held in Whitley Bay town centre on December 5 and 6. The event will see the usual procession on the Friday night, while visitors on the Saturday will be treated to fairground rides, stalls and carols. …

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