What’s On

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.)


‘Singing For The Untuned’ – a fortnightly singing session for fun – at Draycott Church Hall on Wednesday 24 May from 10am to 11.30ish

Coffee with the Labour Party Candidate takes place 9am-11am on Sat 27 May at Cheadle Community Fire Station. Drinks and cake provided.  A chance to question Sam Hale, the Labour candidate for Stone Constituency (which covers Draycott)

Saturday Night Dance with Duncan & Hannah at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sat 27 May

Afternoon Tea Dance at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell from 2-4.30pm on Sun 28 May.  Tickets in advance £3 or £5 on the door. Lots of facilities on offer, licensed bar, or just relax & a chat.

New Latino Fit Class on Mondays at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell from 7-7.45pm No dance experience needed.
Plus: new Pilates Class for all ages & abilities on Tuesdays 12 – 1pm.
See website for fees.


History Afternoon at St Margaret’s Church, hosted by Daycott Parish Council, on Saturday 3 June from2pm-4pm – celebrating the sell-out of the book ‘History of Draycott in the Moors‘  by Matt Pointon.  Includes history displays by both St Margaret’s and St Mary’s Church Cresswell, and a short history walk by Levison Wood. Free entry – refershments avaialable

Pre-Stars Grand Prix Dance Festival at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on 3 & 4 June.  A major event in the regional dance calendar – come and see the stars of the future in action!

The ‘Village Assembly’ for Draycott & Cresswell & Totmonslow on Monday 5 June at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm . (This is NOT a meeting of the parish council, but an open meeting of the community in which the electors themselves set the agenda).  All village community organisations should have received an invitation to ‘display their wares’ at this event.  There will also be a display of community defibrillators

Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 6 June for  a visit to Joules Brewery (Market Drayton) by PMT vintage bus. Non-members welcome

Parliamentary Elections on Thurs 8 June. Stone Constituency (that’s us!) will vote in an MP – see list of candidates. Our local polling station is the Draycott Church & Community Hall

Stone Ramblers have a publicity stall on Saturday 10th June at Westbridge Park on Stone Carnival Day. Open invitation to all, to chat or volunteer services.  (Stone Ramblers Group’s area covers Draycott)

Farm Sunday on June 11

Monthly Meet-the-Councillor ‘surgery-style’ session from 7.15-7.30pm on Monday 19 June at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane). A chance for an informal chat with the chairman of the council

Draycott in the Moors Parish Council meets on Monday 19 June at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm.  Public questions-session is from 7.30-7.45.


Forsbrook & Blythe Bridge Parish Fayre & Fete takes place on Sat 1st July

Flower Festival at Blythe Bridge Methodist Church on Sat & Sun 1st & 2nd July

Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 4 July  (date tbc) for  a visit to Caverswall Castle. Non-members welcome

Fun Tennis Tournament at Draycott Sports Centre to celebrate Wimbledon on Sunday 8th July

St Margaret’s Draycott Summer Fayre takes place on Sunday 9th July


Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 1 Aug for  a visit to St Michael’s Church in Stone. Non-members welcome


Cloggerfest Music Festival takes place at the Blythe Cricket Club’s Cresswell ground on Fri & Sat Sept 2nd & 3rd. Tickets on sale now

The Blythe-Bridge & Cresswell Colour Run on Sat Sept 2nd at the Blythe Cricket Club’s Cresswell ground.  Kids of all ages welcome!

Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 5 Sept at 7.30 at Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall. Guest speaker is Cath Walton on ‘The Leek Embroiders’ – the women who produced the finest pieces of Arts & Crafts Movement decorated textiles.  Non-members £3

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Regular or Recurring Events

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 Whist Group meets on the first Tuesday evening of the month at the Draycott Church & Community Hall.  Contact Joyce for details.

Singing For Fun Sessions at Draycott Church & Community Hall on the regular Wednesdays 10-11.30am (U3A)

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 Women’s Institute meets on third Tuesday evening of the month (not summertime), at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane), at 7.30pm.  Guest speakers.  Details: 01782 397883

The Mish-Mash Youth Club – for 9-14s – led by Christian youth leader Chrissi Thompson.

The Hunter Pub, at the southern end of Cresswell, has a pub quiz on every Sunday at 5.30pm – no entry fee, & free nibbles – free drink for winners!

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 to music) / 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

Afternoon Tea Dances every Wednesday at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell.  Non-members welcome – £3

Outdoor Bowls Club (crown green) on Blythe Business Park – open to members in daytime hours for social bowling from April to September, £40 a year.

The St Margaret’s Church Bellringers group practices most Monday evenings. New members welcome: contact the church wardens

Draycott in the Moors Church Hall

Draycott in the Moors Church Hall – open for use by the community…

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) – Facebook page

Blythe Centre & Library listings of regular events – including….
Story & Rhyme Time; Warhammer Games Club, Genealogy Club

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 the Care & Fun Club 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 Red Lion at Boundary has a weekly quiz on Sunday. It’s £1 to enter. See: Red Lion events

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.

Surgeries with Bill Cash MP take place locally on occasional Saturdays from 11am. (Bill Cash’s constituency covers Draycott).  Call 01785 811000 for details or to to book an appointment

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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  – serving food six days a week in its restaurant areas.
* 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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One response to “What’s On

  1. Local history this summer

    Dear history enthusiasts of Draycott & Cresswell,
    Please note that the new season of meetings for the Blythe Bridge And Surrounding Districts History Society has now commenced. Membership benefits include access to our family history library, reduced meeting fees, and an invite to come along and join our archaeological section (summer weekend activity). Membership is £10.00. Guests £2.50 on the night.

    The first Tuesday in each month will remain our usual meeting date BUT please note in your diary that the meeting in JULY is a day-trip, and will take place on SATURDAY 2nd JULY.

    Come along to a meeting, and enjoy the company of like-minded people!


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