Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors in 2021, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages. We rarely know of late changes, so please check details before you travel.
To be sure that an event will appear on this page, we ask organisers to 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.) For local eating out, click here or scroll to the bottom of this page. For local sports organisations, click here and scroll to the sport section
Monthly Blues Club Session on the first Sunday of the month (3rd Oct) from 6pm at Roebuck Inn in Forsbrook
Crafting in the Community sessions from 10am-noon at Blythe Bridge Library every Thursday (until December), with artist-in-residence Jennifer Collier. A free crafts session using primarily paper and card. All welcome, but booking required
Social Dance every Saturday at QQS Dance Studio, Cresswell
Community Choir most Sundays 4-6pm at Fulford Village Hall
Blythe Colour-Works Memories session at Blythe Centre on Mon October 11th (this is a new date) – two sessions, 1:30-2:15pm and 2:45-3:30pm. Booking essential. The event is a forerunner of an exhibition in April 2022 at Blythe.
Meeting of Draycott Council at Draycott Church & Community Hall from 7.30pm on Monday 11 Oct. Questions & comments for the council should be submitted by email to them seven days before the date of the meeting, or spoken in ‘Public Participation’ at the start of the meeting.
Family Crafting Session for Half-Term from 10am-noon at Blythe Library Centre on Thursday 26th October, with artist-in-residence Jennifer Collier. A free crafts session using primarily paper and card; children must be accompanied. Please book ahead through the ‘TryBooking’ webpage.
Monthly Arts and Craft Market at Hilderstone Village Hall on Saturday 30 Oct 9:30-13:30. The cafe and bar will both be open.
Hilderstone Community Food Market – every Thursday, 9am-noon
Folk Music Sessions have restarted at Draycott Community & Church Hall – any musician with an interest in instrumental traditional music welcome. Meet every 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday for practice. NB – you must join the Cheadle U3A (£10 for a year) to be allowed to participate.
Meeting of Draycott Council at Draycott Church & Community Hall from 7.30pm on Monday 8 Nov. Questions & comments for the council should be submitted by email to them seven days before the date of the meeting, or spoken in ‘Public Participation’ at the start of the meeting.
Remembrance Sunday on 14th November
At St Margaret’s Church the 10.45am Service will include the reading-out of names from the war memorial and the laying of a poppy wreath.
The Blythe Bridge Remembrance Parade will start from Blythe Bridge Village Hall at 10.30am, and march to the War Memorial opposite the library to be there in time for the 11am two-minutes silence and the laying of the wreaths.
The Tean Remembrance Parade will start from Tean High Street at 10.30am, and march to ChristChurch to be there in time for the 11am two-minutes silence.
‘Song-writers Circle’ with Pete Riley, Andy Collins and Steve Balsamo on Sunday 28th November from 7pm at Fulford Village Hall – £12 advance tickets. Presented by A500 Music
Christmas Craft Fair at Fulford Village Hall on Saturday 4th December
Annual Decorated Christmas Trees Festival at St Margaret’s Church – the church is open each day. All the community is invited to enter a decorated Christmas tree for this festival (see details of rules)
Choir Concert at Fulford Village Hall on Sunday 12th December
The ‘Patients Forum‘ for Tean & Blythe Bridge Doctors’ Surgeries Patients is held every three months. If you’d like to be part of the forum, apply to the practice manager: jane.bentley@north¬Staffs.nhs.uk
There are regular Moorlands Police Online Surgeries when officers will be on line to answer any questions or discuss concerns you may have.
Wednesday Afternoon Tea Dances & Saturday Evening Dances at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell
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.
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!
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.
CLOSED: Brownies Sessions at Draycott Church Hall have not taken place since 2019, due to lack of volunteers. If you feel you can help, contact Denise Wheat, the Commissioner for Threapwood Division.
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EATING OUT / FOOD & DRINK (all now re-opened)
For such a small district as ours, it’s amazing how much well-cooked food is on tap.
* Draycott Arms Gastro Pub Closed Mondays & Tues lunchtimes
* Izaak Walton Inn – CLOSED (in 2019). Now a private residence
* 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 cooked food most nights from 5pm-8pm
* 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. Check opening times.
* 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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