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.

NOVEMBER

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

Draycott in the Moors Parish Council meets on Monday 20 Nov at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 7.30pm.  Public questions-session is from 7.30-7.45.

Want To Be A Volunteer? Advice Session at Blythe Bridge Library Centre on Thurs 23 Nov from 10am-12noon

Annual General Meeting on Thurs 23 Nov at Draycott Sports Centre. All members are urged to attend

Pub Quiz on Thurs 23 Nov (and every Thursday) from 8pm at The Greyhound Pub in Saverley Green to raise money for the VVSM fighting-fund.  Free food included in the £1 per-person entry

The Paul Barry Big Band on Sat November 25 at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell.  SOLD OUT

VVSM Annual General Meeting on Tues 28 Nov at Draycott Sports Centre

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

DECEMBER

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

JANUARY 2018

Amy Wadge & Luke Jackson appear at Fulford Village Hall on Sunday 21st January. For details, contact A500 Music – 07480 615671

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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 on the regular Wednesdays 10-11.30am (U3A) – back in Oct 2017

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 – including….
Story & Rhyme Time; Warhammer Games Club

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.

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 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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One response to “What’s On

  1. Local history this summer

    Dear history enthusiasts of Draycott & Cresswell,
    Please note that the new season of meetings for the Blythe Bridge And Surrounding Districts History Society has now commenced. Membership benefits include access to our family history library, reduced meeting fees, and an invite to come along and join our archaeological section (summer weekend activity). Membership is £10.00. Guests £2.50 on the night.

    The first Tuesday in each month will remain our usual meeting date BUT please note in your diary that the meeting in JULY is a day-trip, and will take place on SATURDAY 2nd JULY.

    Come along to a meeting, and enjoy the company of like-minded people!
    Lev

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