Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
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Exhibition of Memorabilia from the Blythe Colour Works at Blythe Bridge Library Centre during the whole month of May. Free.
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
European Parliament Elections for the West Midlands region on Thursday 23 May (polling station at Draycott Church Hall is open 7am–10pm). In this ballot, voters select a preferred party rather than a candidate.
Rhythm & Blues Festival at The Roebuck in Forsbrook from Friday May 24 to Sun May 26 including ….
Major Feelgood & the Soul Warriors on Friday May 24 from 9pm
Jane & The Hurricanes on Sun May 26 from 2.30pm-4.30pm
St Margaret’s Church, Draycott is open to visitors interested in its heritage, from 2pm-4pm on Sat 1 June (and also on the first Saturday of the months of July, August and September)
Monthly Fulford Village-Walk on Sunday 2nd June
AGM of Fulford & Draycott District CFR (including a Basic Life Support Awareness Session) at Fulford Village Hall on Thursday 6th June. Find out more about your community first-responder group, why defibrillators are needed, and how you could save a life!
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District History Society goes on a group-visit on Tuesday 4th June to the Dudson Pottery Museum in Hanley (with talk by Alison Morgan curator). Meet at 7.00pm. Non-members £3
Draycott in the Moors Parish Council meets on Monday 10 June at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm. Public questions-session is from 7.30-7.45. (This will be the first meeting of the newly elected council)
Blythe Cricket Club First XI vs Meakins CC, in the NSSCL Premier Division, on Saturday 15 June from 12:30. Ground is in Cresswell near the Izaak Walton. Free entry; bar.
‘Pure Ballroom’ Workshop – learn to dance, all levels – on Saturday 15 June at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell
Open Garden (part of National Gardens Scheme) at The Old Vicarage in Fulford on Sunday 16th June (1-5pm). Admission £4. Home-made teas.
Children’s Party at Hilderstone Village Hall 6pm-8pm on Sat 22nd June
Annual Sausage & Cider Festival at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Sat 22nd June
Summer Ball at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell on Saturday 29 June
Monthly Fulford Village-Walk on Sunday 7th July
Fulford Community Fun Day on Saturday 13th July from 2pm – 5pm
Milwich Village Duck-Race & Music Festival at The Green Man Pub on Sat 13 July at 1pm, with music from 4pm
Saturday Night Live! at Ford’s Field Marquee, Draycott Level on Sat 13th July from 7pm-11pm – with live music from three bands. (Curtain-raiser to Draycott Summer Fayre)
Draycott Summer Fayre takes place 11am-4.30pm on Sun 14th July
Hilderstone Village Summer Fair takes place adjacent to Christ Church on Saturday 20th July from 2pm-4pm
Draycott Women’s Institute trip to Cholmondely Castle Gardens on Wed 24 July. For tickets, phone 01782 397906
The Coldplayer appear at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Sat 3 August from 9pm
Luke Jackson Duo on Sunday 4 August at Fulford Village Hall
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District History Society has a talk on Tuesday 3rd September at 7.30pm at Blythe Bridge Methodist Church Hall. Speaker is Mervyn Edwards whose talk is ‘The Doctor will see you now!’ a look back to the early days of the NHS in the 1950s. Non-members £3
Guided Walk on Sunday 22 September starting out at 10am. Meeting in Tean, this follows footpaths on a moderate 8 mile walk.
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 (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
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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