News-in-brief of Draycott-In-The-Moors in mid January 2013
We have news of: the ‘other’ local radio station; reuniting the friends of Draycott Manor; an incentive the fight the flab!; the sad demise of a cricket supporter – and more.
(NB – There are also dozens of events in the area. Check out the Events page!)
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During this snow-time, it has been worth listening to BBC Radio Stoke for news of what’s happening on the roads and the railways.
But someone did remind us that Draycott actually has another local radio station.
Yes, it is easy to forget Moorlands Radio (which broadcasts on 103.7 FM) because it is a much smaller operation than its BBC rival, but its shows do have that local flavour which many of us enjoy.
And it’s good to know that it does do traffic reports too…
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Reunite for the Manor
Thanks incidentally for the comments about our last post, which was about Draycott Moor College. The college took over the buildings that became available after Draycott Manor Primary School closed down in 2006.
It was a sad day when the school closed, but many of those who went there may be glad to know that there is a Friends Reunited website dedicated to putting ex-pupils, staff and supporters back in touch.
Mick tells us that over 200 people are registered on the site; and there are some really old photos there too, which are fascinating.
See: Draycott Manor Primary School on Friends Reunited. You have to sign up if you want to see all the postings there.
Oddly, there is a second (surely redundant?) site on Friends Reunited also dedicated to Draycott Primary. Fortunately, there is no activity on that page!
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Fight the flab
Well, the snow has not helped of course, but by now many of us should have started on our annual New Year Exercise Regime. (Yes, it usually fails miserably, but that’s no reason for not trying it every year…)
This year, the Draycott Sports Centre is trying to make it easier however.
The club is offering a new, reduced price of £195 a year for a subscription to use its gym. As far as we are aware, this is a very good price, and compares favourably with a lot of other fitness centres.
In fact, it’s worth just dropping in at the centre to have a look round. There are all sorts of classes – including the latest, vey successful, weekly session in Pilates – and apparently the management have just invested in twenty brand-new ‘spinning bikes’ too.
(We were as impressed by the fact that there is also a pool table in the room next to the bar…)
You never know – the New Year Exercise regime may last a lot longer this year!
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Many of us will not have read this month in the papers about the death of Ted Beech. Ted is particularly missed at Blythe Cricket Club, where he was a noted enthusiast of the club and of the game.
Fittingly perhaps, he is now buried just yards from the club’s pitch, in the graveyard at St Mary’s Church in Cresswell. St Mary’s is sited on one edge of the ground.
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