What’s On

Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow.

To add an event to this page, use the ‘Comments’ form at the bottom of this page.
For local eating out: see the bottom of this page for that.
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.)

JULY

Wine Tasting With An Expert – Italian and South American wines – at Blythe Bridge Library on Wednesday 12th July from 6.30pm, £5.  To book, tel 01782 296400 (office hours only)

Foxfield Railway Summer Gala takes place in Blythe Bridge Fri 14 July – Sun 16 July

Hilderstone Summer Fair takes place on Saturday 15th July next to Lower Farm, Sandon Road from 2pm

Monthly Meet-the-Councillor ‘surgery-style’ session from 7.15-7.30pm on Monday 17 July 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 17 July at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm.  Public questions-session is from 7.30-7.45.

Blythe Cricket Club 1st XI plays at home, in Cresswell, on Sat 22 July vs Wood Lane. Starts 1pm, spectators welcome, free entry. Bar.

The Friends of Cheadle-Cresswell Rail Path meet at The Anchor in Tenford on Thursday 27th July at 7pm.

AUGUST

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

St Margaret’s Church is open to visitors interested in its heritage from 2pm-4pm on Sat 5 August (and the first Saturday of September too)

Open Days/History Display at Boundary Methodist Chapel all Saturday afternoons during August, 2pm-4pm. For details, email Jenny

Draycott Open Tennis Tournament 2017 from Sun 6 to Wed 9 August

Acoustic/Open-Mic Night on Wed 9th August from 6.30pm-10pm at Blythe Bridge Library. Tickets: £3 (family ticket £10) – includes burger! Refreshments available. Book your performance slot/s now: email blythebridge.library@staffordshire.gov.uk

Raw Fest – the folk & rock music festival – takes place on August 11th-13th at Foxfield Railway, Blythe Bridge

Blythe Cricket Club 1st XI plays at home, in Cresswell, on Sat 12 Aug vs Silverdale. Starts 1pm, spectators welcome, free entry. Bar.

Tropical Ball with Andrew & Jenny at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sat August 12.  An evening of dancing with a tropical flare!

SEPTEMBER

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

Stone District Agricultural Society Ploughing Match & Fence Erecting Competition takes place on  24th September

OCTOBER

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

NOVEMBER

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

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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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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  – 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!
    Lev

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