What’s On

Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
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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.)
For local eating out, click here or scroll to the bottom of this page.

MAY

Exhibition of Memorabilia from the Blythe Colour Works at Blythe Bridge Library Centre during the whole month of May. Free.

All Stars Cricket at Blythe Cricket Club – every Friday night from 6-7pm for 8 weeks from Fri 10 May. Cricket for boys & girls from 5-8 years old.

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

JUNE

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

Drop-in Advice Session with your Draycott & Cresswell police community support officer, PCSO Daniel Nettleton, on Saturday 8 June at Blythe Bridge Library Centre from 10-12noon

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)

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.

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
from 3pm-10.30pm

Summer Ball at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell on Saturday 29 June

JULY

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

AUGUST

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

SEPTEMBER

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.

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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 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.

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.

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 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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