Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
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Frugal Lunches in Lent at Methodist Church Hall in Blythe Bridge every Tuesday from12.15-1.30 until 16th april (inclusive) – £3.50 adults, £1.50 children
Live Wire in concert on Friday 15th March at Fulford Village Hall
Della & The Fellas appear at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Saturday 16 March from 9pm – the metal side of classic rock
St Patrick’s Ball at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell on Saturday 16 March – including Star Cabaret. With Duncan & Hannah
Charity Team-Quiz and Pie & Pea Night at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Wed 20th March at 7.30pm – £5 per person.
Charity Fashion Show at William Amory Primary in Blythe Bridge on Thurs 21st March at 7.30- £5. (Advance tkts from Sizzatrix)
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District History Society meets on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.30pm at Blythe Bridge Methodist Church Hall. Speaker is Ray Johnson MBE who is showing old films showing the impact of the Creda factory on this area. Non-members £3
ELECTION: Last date to nominate yourself as a candidate for forthcoming Draycott Council elections is Wednesday April 3rd
Quorn Family Tennis Tournament at Draycott Sports Centre on Sun 7 April – teams of family doubles, using soft ‘red balls’ – a child aged 10 & under plays with an adult family member. Free for members; £5 per player for non members.
ELECTION: Deadline for residents to register to vote is April 12th
Spring Fair at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Sat 13 April from 9.30-1pm, selling produce from local crafters. Stalls for hire from £5; FREE to visitors
PLUS… Drop-in Advice Session with your Draycott & Cresswell police community support officer, PCSO Daniel Nettleton, on Saturday 13 April at Blythe Bridge Library Centre from 10-12noon
ELECTION: Deadline for voters to get in postal-vote applications is April 15th
ELECTION: Deadline for voters to get in proxy-vote applications is April 24th
Emergency First Aid at Work Day-Course at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Wed 24th April from 9am-4.30pm. Fee £65. Run by MIE Training. Advance booking required.
Spitfire Solo a one-man theatre show at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Sat 27 April at 7.30 – with Nicholas Collett playing an RAF pilot looking back on his experiences in WW2. Book tickets online through TicketSource
ELECTION: Voting Day (for both the Draycott Council election & the SMDC election) is Thursday 2nd May (polling station at Draycott Church Hall is open 7am–10pm)
Blythe Cricket Club First XI play their first home match of the season vs Leek CC, in the NSSCL Premier Division, on Saturday 4th May from 12:30. Ground is in Cresswell near the Izaak Walton. Free entry; bar.
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District History Society meets on Tuesday 7th May at 7.30pm at Blythe Bridge Methodist Church Hall. Speaker is Matt Pointon who is talking about ‘The Medieval Saints of Mercia & Lichfield’. Non-members £3
Speak Brother & Joe Dolman on Sunday 12th May at Fulford Village Hall
Antiques Valuation Afternoon with Adrian Rathbone (Director of Hanson Auctioneers) on Wednesday 15th May from 3-5pm at Hilderstone Village Hall.
Funkaholics appear at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Saturday 18 May from 9pm
Open Garden (part of National Gardens Scheme) at The Old Vicarage in Fulford on Sunday 16th June (1-5pm). Admission £4. Home-made teas.
Fulford Community Fun Day on Saturday 13th July from 2pm – 5pm
Draycott Fayre takes place on the weekend of Sat/Sun 13th/14th July with live music on Saturday evening; and the Fayre itself all-day Sunday 14th July.
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
Singing For Fun Sessions at Draycott Church & Community Hall twice-monthly Wednesdays 10-11.30am from October to July – no need to read music, the main aim is to have fun. Open only to Cheadle U3A members
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. Non-members welcome
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 History 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, Hilderstone Village Hall 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, lunch & dinner, in its restaurant. Closed Mondays & Tues lunchtimes
* 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 also have your cooked breakfast all ready for you if you phone ahead.
…and, just drink…
* Draycott Arms Pub – also has a public bar and open fire, just right for that quiet drink. Closed Mondays & Tues lunchtimes
* The Hunter Pub in Cresswell – has an open fire too
* The at 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 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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