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.
Christmas at the Farm at Oak Tree Farm in Hilderstone on Saturday 1st December from 11am-2pm
Christmas Market at Heath House Farm on Saturday, 1 December from 10am-3pm
Christmas Craft Fair at Fulford Village Hall on Saturday 1st December from 1pm. Call 01782 397629 for a table
Christmas Fayre from 2pm on Sat 1st December at All Saints’ Village Hall, Milwich with Raffle, Cakes, Christmas Stall, Wood Turner.
Police Surgery at GreatWood Hall in Tean on Saturday 1 Dec from 1pm
Christmas Fair on Sunday 2nd December at 11am-3pm at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) – £1, children free. Organised by 1st Draycott Brownies
Without a Loved One Service for Christmas at Tean Methodist Church on Sunday 2nd December at 4pm
Mind, Body & Spirit Yuletide Market at Checkley Community Centre on Sunday 2nd December 11am–4pm. Tarot, alternative remedies, gem stones and crystals, pagan gifts and witchy wares. Hosted by Mystic Jewels Magickal Events
Christmas Fair at Blythe Bridge Library Centre from 10.30am-12.30 on Saturday 8 Dec. Free entry. Also: Santa’s Grotto (£2.50 per child).
The 50/60’s Christmas Show with Hollie Reynolds on Sat Dec 8th from 9pm at Blythe Cricket Club Hub in Cresswell
Turkey and Tinsel Dinner Dance – with Duncan & Hannah – at the Quick Quick Slow Dance Studios in Cresswell on Sat 8 Dec, plus Christmas Dinner
Male Voice Choir at Checkley Christ Church on Saturday 8th December at 7.30pm
Carols Around the Crib on Sunday 9th Dec at Christ Church Hilderstone at 3pm. (The Crib Exhibition is open from 11am)
Fulford Community Choir Christmas Concert at Fulford Village Hall on Sun 9 December. Tickets £4 from 07890 996798
Draycott Arms Darts Team versus The Anchor (in the Ipstones Darts League) on Tuesday 11th December from 8.30pm. Come along & watch!
Annual Coffee Morning & Crafts Sale at Hilltop Farm (up the hill, past The Draycott Arms) to raise funds for St Margaret’s Church, from 11am-1pm on Wed 12th Dec, plus guitarist and a bring & buy
Christmas Tree Festival at Blythe Bridge Methodist Church on Sat 15th Dec (10-12, & 2-4pm) & Sunday 16 Dec (2-4pm). Come & see the decorated trees! Refreshments available.
Christmas Carols at Blythe Bridge Village Hall on Sat 15 December at 7pm
Christmas Extravanganza (with mini-panto!) at The Venue in Tean on Sat 15 December at 7pm
Carol Service at St Mary’s Church in Cresswell on Sunday 16th Dec at 3pm
Victoria Gotham – live music at The Roebuck in Forsbrook on Sunday 16 Dec from 6pm-8pm.
Steve Cole in Concert at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell – with dinner & disco – on Fri 21 Dec.
Candlelight Carol Service at St Margaret’s Church on Sun 23 December at 6.30pm
Steve Cole in Concert (second appearance) at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell – with dinner & disco – on Sun 23rd Dec
Crib Service at St Margaret’s Church on Mon 24 December at 4pm
Christmas Eve Dance with Duncan & Hannah at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell on Sat December 24
‘Midnight’ Xmas Eve Service at St Margaret’s Church on Mon 24 December at 9pm
Christmas Day Service – a 30 minute reflective service without music on Tues 25 December at 8am
New Year’s Dance with Duncan & Hannah on Sat December 31 at the Quick Quick Slow Ballroom in Cresswell – SOLD OUT
Elvis Tribute Night on New Year’s Eve at Golden Keg Draycott
Alton Hand-Bell Ringers in Concert at Draycott Church & Community Hall (in Church Lane) at 2.30pm on Sunday 10 Feb. Entry £5 which includes tea & cake
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 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.
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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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