Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
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Open Church at St Margaret’s Church in Draycott when it is open to visitors interested in its heritage, on Sat 1 Sept from 2pm-4pm
Spencer Arnold – live music at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Sat 1 Sept
Annual Flower Veg & Home Produce Show takes place in Teanford at The Anchor Inn on Sun Sept 2nd. All entries for the show must be submitted by 1pm. All the produce will be auctioned off at the end of prize-giving!
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding Districts History Society at Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall on Tuesday 5 Sept: guest lecturer Steve Booth speaks on Lidice – the Fall & Rise – the Czech village erased by the Nazis but then ‘adopted’ by the communities of Stoke on Trent. Annual membership is £10 (plus £1 entry to a meeting); non-members pay £3 to attend meeting (each month).
Blythe Cricket Club First XI vs Ashcombe Park on Sat 15 Sept – start 12. The ground is in Cresswell, near the Izaak Walton pub. Free. Last league home match of the season.
Annual Team Match – with Duncan & Hannah – at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Saturday 15 Sept. Choose your team and see who wins!
The St Thomas’ 7-Mile Road Race takes place in Upper Tean on 16th Sept
Volunteer Tidy-Up at Blythe Bridge Railway Station on Monday 17 September from 10am-4pm
World War One Commemoration Evening at at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Wed 26 Sept from 7pm. Remembering especially the part played by Private Egerton VC, with music by Penkhull Brass. Tickets: £7 including refreshments. Organised by Blythe Bridge Rotary Club
A500 Music presents Willy Porter & Luke Jackson on Sunday 14 October at Fulford Village Hall. SOLD OUT
Service of Celebration at Draycott St Margaret’s Church on Sunday 21 October at 10am, marking the church’s 750th anniversary. The Bishop Of Stafford is attending; refreshments follow the service. All welcome, whether regular attenders or not.
Ringing Remembers at Draycott St Margaret’s Church on Sunday 11 Nov. On the 100 years anniversary since The Armistice, bells ring out in unison, from churches all across the country, including St Margaret’s.
A500 Music presents the Honey Ryder Trio on Sunday 2nd December at Fulford Village Hall. Tickets £12
Christmas Carols at Blythe Bridge Village Hall on Sat 15 December at 7pm
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 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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