Some events & things-to-do happening in and near Draycott-in-the-Moors, including Cresswell and Totmonslow and surrounding villages.
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Blythe Bridge & Surrounding District Historical Society meets on Tues 7 Nov at 7.30 at Blythe Bridge Methodist Hall. Guest speaker is Austin Knott on ‘The Aircraft Wrecks in The Peak District’. Non-members £3
Autumn Fair at St Peter’s Church in Blythe Bridge on Sat 11 Nov at 2pm
The Friends of Cheadle-Cresswell Rail Path hold a fundraising Race Night at The Anchor in Tenford on Saturday Nov 11th
On Remembrance Sunday on 12th Nov
At St Margaret’s Church the 10 am Service will include the reading-out of names from the war memorial and the laying of a poppy wreath.
At St Mary’s Church in Cresswell the Blessing of the Graves of those who fell is at 12noon following the 11am mass.
The 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.
Murder Mystery Evening on Friday 17th Nov at Hilderstone Village Hall from 7pm. Tickets £7 each (includes refreshments), but bring own drink.
The Swinging Sixties Band at The Guild Hall in Cheadle on Saturday 18th November. Doors open 7.15pm; bar, pie & pea supper (veg option available). Tickets £12.50 in aid of Cheadle & District Animal Welfare
Monthly Meet-the-Councillor ‘surgery-style’ session from 7.15-7.30pm on Monday 20 Nov at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane). A chance for an informal chat with the chairman of the council
Want To Be A Volunteer? Advice Session at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Thurs 23 Nov from 10am-12noon
The Paul Barry Big Band on Sat November 25 at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell. SOLD OUT
Protect Yourself Against Fraud & Scam a talk by Kate Woodcock of the NatWest Bank at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Thurs 30 Nov, noon-1.30pm. Free
Festival of Lights on Tean High Street on Friday 1st December. Organised by Checkley Parish Council
The Baxters (musical duo) appear at Blythe Cricket Club Community Hub on Friday 1st December
Xmas Fayre at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Saturday 2nd December from 9.30am-2.30pm
Christmas Fayre on Saturday 2nd December in the Milwich Village Hall at 2pm. Entrance £2, Under 15 free.
Annual Decorated Christmas-Trees Festival from Sat 2 to Sun 10 Dec at St Margaret’s Church in Draycott – the church is open each day to visitors. Free; refreshments available. All the comunity is invited to enter a decorated Christmas tree for this festival (see details of rules)
Christmas Craft Fair at Fulford Village Hall on Saturday 2nd December from 2pm – 4pm. Call 01782 397629 for details
Christmas Concert with The Cornerstone Singers at St Peter’s Church in Blythe Bridge on Sat 2nd Dec. Mulled wine & mine pies available
Turkey and Tinsel Xmas Dinner-Dance with Duncan & Hannah at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sat December 9th
Christmas Wine Tasting Event at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Wednesday 6th December from 7pm
The Elves and the Carpenter – Xmas Family Show at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Wed 13 Dec at 4pm.
Annual Coffee Morning & Crafts Sale at Hilltop Farm (ST11 9RG) to raise funds for St Margaret’s Church – with classical guitarist Phil Hands – on Thurs 14 Dec. Open to all
Festival of Carols on Sunday 17th December at 2.30pm at Great Wood Hall, Tean
Carol Service on Sunday 17th December at 6pm at Checkley Church. Traditional carols and readings. For more info tel 01538 722975
Traditional Carol Service on Sunday 17th December at 6.30pm at St Margaret’s Church in Draycott
Christmas Eve Crib Service on Sunday 24 December at 4pm at St Margaret’s Church in Draycott
Christmas Eve Service on Sunday 24 December at 9pm at St Margaret’s Church in Draycott
Christmas Eve Dance with Duncan & Hannah at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sun 24 December (Santa may stop by for a visit too!)
New Year’s Dance with Duncan & Hannah at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sun 31 December
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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 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 Historical 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 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 in its restaurant.
* 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 have your cooked breakfast all ready for you if you phone ahead.
* The Ship Pub at Teanford is open for food Monday 5-9, Tue-Fri 12-2 & 5-9, and Sat & Sun 12-9
…and, just drink…
* Draycott Arms Pub – has a public bar, just right for that quiet drink.
* The Hunter Pub in Cresswell – has an open fire too
* The 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 also 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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