Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
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Surgery with Bill Cash MP (Bill Cash’s constituency covers Draycott) takes place on Thursday 7th June at Stone Conservative office from 5.30 – 7.00pm. Call 01785 811000 or email for details or to book an appointment
Surgery with Bill Cash MP (Bill Cash’s constituency covers Draycott) takes place on Friday 8th June at Cheadle Conservative Club in Tape Street, from 4.30 – 5.30pm. Call 01785 811000 or email for details or to book an appointment
Scarecrow Weekend on Saturday 9th June in Hilderstone
Live Music In The Afternoon with CAB’s John Mason at Draycott Arms Pub on Sunday 10th June plus BBQ, Bouncy Castle, tombola – all in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. From 12noon. Free.
Wine Appreciation Evening – a taste of summer wines, with Roger Leach – on Wed 13 June at 7pm at Blythe Bridge Library Centre. Tickets: £10
Vintage Valuations Day at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Thursday 14th June from 10am –3pm. ‘Hallmark Collectables’ will assess your antiques & curios, esp jewellery. Free. For more information call 07399268156.
Literature Mini Festival at at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Sat 16 June from 10am–noon. Twelve Staffordshire authors will be present to talk to the public and discuss writing: free. Part of the North Staffs Emma-Bridgewater Literary Festival
Blythe Bridge Fete takes place on Sat 16 June
Le Beat (high-energy modern pop/rock & classic-covers) appear at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Saturday 16 June
Blythe Cricket Club First XI vs Meakins on Sat 23 June – start 12:30pm. The ground is in Cresswell, near the Izaak Walton pub. Free
Dance with live music by Carol Bradbury at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Saturday June 23
Children’s Activity Afternoon on Sunday 24th June at Hilderstone Village Hall from 2.00 – 4.00pm
Seth Ruben Is Coldplayer at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Saturday June 30
Blythe Bridge & Surrounding Districts History Society group visit to historic Barlaston Village, with guides, on Tues 3 July. Booking essential
Open Church at St Margaret’s Church, when it is open to visitors interested in its heritage, on Sat 7 July from 2pm-4pm (also on the first Saturday of each coming month through to Sept).
Ford’s Field Car Boot Event in Draycott from 9.30am on Sat 7 July
‘Saturday Night Music Live’ with three bands from 7pm at Ford’s Field in central Draycott on Sat 7 July
Summer Ball with Duncan & Hannah at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Saturday 7 July
St Margaret’s Summer Fayre takes place from 11am-4pm in Draycott on Sunday 8 July
Table Top Sale on Sat 21 July (and every first & third Sat) from 10-2 at Great Wood Hall Community Centre in Tean. Stalls available to the public.
Open Church at St Margaret’s Church, when it is open to visitors interested in its heritage, on Sat 4 Aug from 2pm-4pm (also on the first Saturday of each coming month through to Sept).
Hog Roast at St Mary’s Church in Cresswell on Sunday 12th August from 1pm. Tickets: £8 adults, £5 children. Contact 01782 393884.
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).
The St Thomas’ 7-Mile Road Race takes place in Upper Tean on 16th Sept
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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