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.

SEPT

Live-Music Charity Family Day takes place at Blythe Cricket Club on Sat 1 Sept from 11amto 12midnight.  Bands, bar, stalls, cricket tournament. Free

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).

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

Rumba workshop (for all levels) at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sat 8 Sept

Draycott in the Moors Parish Council meets on Monday 10 Sept at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm.  Public questions-session is from 7.30-7.45.

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

Draycott Women’s Institute meets on Tuesday 18 Sept at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane), at 7.30pm.  Guest speaker Janet Carleton talks on ‘Broken Lives’.  Details: 01782 397883

Pub Quiz on Thurs 20 Sept (and every Thursday) from 8pm at The Greyhound Pub in Saverley Green.  Free food included in the £1 per-person entry; proceeds to charity.

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

OCTOBER

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.

NOVEMBER

Dances to celebrate Armistice Weekend at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 Nov

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.

DECEMBER

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

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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 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 (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

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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