Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow.
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We rarely know of late changes, so please check details before you travel.
(For recurring or regular events, see special section halfway down this page.)
Draycott in the Moors Parish Council meets on Monday 18 Sept at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm. Public questions-session is from 7.30-7.45. Includes a discussion on whether to start up a SpeedWatch project on Draycott Level.
Sgt Egerton Remembrance Day takes place on Wed 20th Sept to remember the solider from Blythe Bridge who was awarded the VC in WW1
Stone District Agricultural Society Ploughing Match & Fence Erecting Competition takes place on 24th September
Your Bard – An Informal Audience with … William Shakespeare! at Blythe Bridge Library on Sat 30th Sept. A lively and funny one-man show Age: for Adults/Older Children (11+ yrs). To book, tel 01782 296400 (office hours only)
Bring & Share Harvest Supper at St Peter’s Church in Blythe Bridge on Sat 30 Sept at 7pm. Entry: £3, kids free
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 3 October at 7.30 at Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall. Guest speaker is Mervyn Edwards on ‘The Parks of The Potteries’. Non-members £3
Recorder Day takes place on Saturday Oct 7th at Hilderstone Village Hall from 7pm. If you would like to participate phone 07932 143748 for further details.
The Friends of Cheadle-Cresswell Rail Path hold a fundraising Race Night at The Anchor in Tenford on Saturday Oct 14th
Monthly Meet-the-Councillor ‘surgery-style’ session from 7.15-7.30pm on Monday 16 Oct at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane). A chance for an informal chat with the chairman of the council
Elvis Fontenot & the Sugar Bees appear at Fulford Village Hall on Saturday 28th October. To book a ticket, call 01782 398186
Christine Collister & Michael Fix appear at Fulford Village Hall on Sunday 29th October. For details, contact A500 Music – 07480 615671
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 7 Nov at 7.30 at Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall. Guest speaker is Austin Knott on ‘The Aircraft Wrecks in The Peak District’. Non-members £3
Autumn Fair at St Peter’s Church in Blythe Bridge on Sat 11 Nov at 2pm
Annual Decorated Christmas-Trees Festival from Sat 2 to Sun 10 Dec at St Margaret’s Church in Draycott – the church is open each day to visitors. Free; refreshments available. All the comunity is invited to enter a decorated Christmas tree for this festival (see details of rules)
Christmas Concert with The Cornerstone Singers at St Peter’s Church in Blythe Bridge on Sat 2nd Dec. Mulled wine & mine pies available
Draycott Brownie Group meets in term-time at the Draycott Church & Community Hall on Wednesdays, 6.45-.8.15pm. Fee: £2. All girls aged 7-10 welcome. Tel: 07563 282568
The Draycott Craft Club meets on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evening of the month at the Draycott Church & Community Hall. Contact Pauline (01782 396190) for details.
Draycott Sports Centre fitness classes include:-
Circuits class for general fitness / Pilates / Cardio-tennis sessions (Cardio-tennis is an exercise in which tennis movements are done) / Zumba Fitness classes / cycle-spinning /
Tatsu Kai Dojo & Training Centre on Blythe Park Business estate provides classes in ju-jitsu, self-defence, tai-chi, yoga and more – for all ages
Circle Dance – dancing for mind, body and spirit – on the 3rd Saturday afternoon of the month from 2.30-4.30 at the Draycott Church & Community Hall. Contact 07930 435045. For more about what circle dance is – click here
The St Margaret’s Church Bellringers group practices most Monday evenings. New members welcome: contact the church wardens
The Moorlands Home Link (Blythe Bridge & District) Outreach Group meet every Wednesday, currently at St. Peter’s Church, Blythe Bridge. Older people are invited to come along for a chat, tea – and cake!
Creda Redhouse Angling Club (which runs the pool by the Bird In Hand in southern Cresswell)
Blythe Bridge Camera Club meets every Monday evening from September to April at Blythe Bridge Village Hall
Blythe Bridge & Forsbrook & Surrounding District Historical Society meets monthly on first Tuesday from April to November: the annual membership is £10 (plus £1 entry to a meeting). Non-members pay £2.50 a meeting.
The nearest nursery classes are at William Amory Primary School in Blythe Bridge (which also runs an after-school club and breakfast club), and The Acorns Nursery in Tean.
The Thursday Club takes place 1.30-3.30 at Blythe Bridge Village Hall – £1.50 for bingo sessions, tea and biscuits, in a relaxed atmosphere
Tean History Group meets monthly (01538 722153)
Many regular activities take place in the nearest townships to us – at Fulford Village Hall (including residents’ coffee morning on the 3rd Thursday of month), Blythe Bridge Village Hall, Blythe Bridge Library Centre and at Great Wood Hall Community Centre in Tean. Worth checking them out too.
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EATING OUT / FOOD & DRINK
For such a small district as ours, it’s amazing how much well-cooked food is on tap.
* Draycott Arms Pub – serving food six days a week in its restaurant.
* Izaak Walton Inn – closed currently
* The Gandhi Indian Restaurant South-Asian restaurant behind The Hunter pub in Cresswell
* Chandni Cottage Indian Restaurant in Uttoxeter Road
* Golden Keg on Uttoxeter Rd serving Indian & English. It also has a bar.
* The Greyhound in Saverley Green has specials most nights from 5pm-8pm: Tuesday is Grilled night, Thursday is Curry night, Friday is Chippy night.
* The Little House Lunch Box (8am-2pm) hot-food stall at Cresswell will have your cooked breakfast all ready for you if you phone ahead.
* The Ship Pub at Teanford is open for food Monday 5-9, Tue-Fri 12-2 & 5-9, and Sat & Sun 12-9
…and, just drink…
* Draycott Arms Pub – has a public bar, just right for that quiet drink.
* The Hunter Pub in Cresswell – has an open fire too
* The Draycott Sports Centre bar welcomes all. The club is open until 10.30pm on weekdays, to 4pm on Saturday, and to 9.30pm on Sunday
* Golden Keg on Uttoxeter Rd also has a bar area, with real ale available
* Blythe Cricket Club runs a bar in its pavilion on Saturdays and Sundays during the cricket season, from early afternoon until well in the evening. Visitors are welcome, especially those who want to cheer on the team at the same time; you may be asked to sign the visitors’ book.
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