What’s On

AS YOU WILL HAVE PROBABLY GUESSED, WE’VE SUSPENDED THIS PAGE.
BASICALLY, VERY FEW PUBLIC EVENTS ARE HAPPENING DURING THIS CORONAVIRUS TIME.
WE HOPE TO BE BACK SOMETIME SOON.

 

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Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
We’re sorry it’s not as comprehensive as it used to be, but the person who used to do it has left the area.
So, to be sure that an event will appear on this page, organisers must now submit their events via the ‘Comments’ form at the bottom of this page or contact us by email.

(For recurring or regular events, see special section halfway down this page.)
We rarely know of late changes, so please check details before you travel.

For local eating out, click here or scroll to the bottom of this page.

CANCELLED:      Pub Quiz from 8pm every Thursday at The Greyhound Pub in Saverley Green.  Free food included in the £1 per-person entry; proceeds to charity.

CANCELLED:       Live Music at The Roebuck in Forsbrook

CANCELLED:      Open Meeting – to discuss ideas for the Blythe Colours Cresswell Factory 150th Anniversary Celebrations – at Blythe Bridge Library Centre

POSTPONED     Drop-in Advice Sessions with your Draycott & Cresswell police community support officer (PCSO) at Blythe Bridge Library Centre from 10-12noon

POSTPONED     Blythe Colour Works ‘Memories and Memorabilia’ Day at Blythe Bridge Library Centre  The first of two events for people to come in and talk about their memories, and to show any memorabilia they may possess concerning the now-closed Colours factories at Cresswell and Meir.

MAY

IN DOUBT      75th Anniversary of VE Day Event at St Margaret’s Church on Fri 8th May starting at 3pm. The afternoon begins with a lone bagpiper (Stephan Beattie, Pipe Major), and includes a church service; children’s activities; refreshments & cake in the church hall; bell-ringing.
(The Early May Bank Holiday has been moved to this date, to coincide with Victory in Europe Day),

JUNE

IN DOUBT      Open Garden (for the National Gardens Scheme) at The Old Vicarage in Fulford on Sunday 14th June (11.30am – 4pm). Admission £4. Home-made teas.

JULY

St Margaret’s Draycott Summer Fayre takes place the weekend of Sat & Sun 11th/12th July

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

Guided Walk Round The Parish – Austin Knott is leading an easy-to-moderate five mile walk to some places of interest in Draycott and Totmonslow – on Tuesday, 8 September from 2pm-5pm. This walk will start at the Draycott Arms.

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Regular or Recurring Events

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 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 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

Draycott Sports Centre fitness classes include:-
Circuits class for general fitness / Pilates / Cardio-tennis sessions (exercise in which tennis movements are done) / Zumba Fitness classes / cycle-spinning / ‘Walking’ Netball weekly-sessions. 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

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)

Blythe Centre & Library listings of regular events

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.

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.

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, lunch & dinner, in its restaurant. Closed Mondays & Tues lunchtimes
* Izaak Walton Inn  – closed for the last time in 2019. Now a home.
* 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 lunchtime
* 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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