A guided history walk of Crosspool will depart at 6.45pm from St Columba’s church on Wednesday 2 September.
The walk is led by Jan Millward and will take in historical places of interest in the Crosspool area with interesting stories about the people who lived and worked in the area. It’ll take about an hour and a half, finishing near The Plough pub on Sandygate Road.
If you’re interested in Crosspool History then there are still a few copies of the Crosspool Chronicles walking guide available from local outlets while stocks last.
The walks cover Crosspool, Sandygate, Lydgate, Bell Hagg and Tapton Hill right back to 1695, looking at who lived here and where and what they did. There are lots of old photos and stories to enjoy.
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who made one, they were all fantastic! We raised a fantastic £66 for the two Lydgate schools and we know how much fun the families who entered had making them and the spotters too.
If you did not make a scarecrow this year, don’t worry we will be running the competition next year. We hope you will join in then.
The judge has announced the winning scarecrows.
First prize: family pass to Magna, Wish you were here by the Thompson family of Coldwell Lane:
Second prize: box of treats from Lounge@Crosspool: Foxy Fower by the Fowler family of Den Bank Drive:
Third prize: family craft set: Bug hunting Bob by the Mather family of Sandygate Road:
And a judge’s special award goes to The Cows of Crosspool on Den Bank Crescent:
Gallery of 2015 Crosspool scarecrows
List of all scarecrows
The full list of roads which featured scarecrows is below.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
What we are
Den Bank Crescent
The cows of Crosspool, featuring Moody Cow!
The return of the Crosspool cows, featuring skinny cow!
Den Bank Drive
Foxy Fowler, our favourite things
Den Bank Road
The great outdoors
My family and other animals
Joy and happiness
Following the torrential thunderstorm in the early hours, it was a murky start to 4 July.
As the low cloud and fine drizzle slowly cleared throughout the morning, the CDYST sports field & hall on Coldwell Lane were gradually transformed, by an army of volunteers, into the setting for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre.
The event was officially opened by a lifelong Crosspool lady Faye Buxton, who earlier this year had moved from Sheffield to be nearer her family.
As visitors arrived to enjoy the attractions, stalls and entertainment by local Irish dancers, the Yorkshire Chandelier Clog dancers, Richard Francis Duo and the children’s favourite comedian/magician Barney Baloney, the sun broke through and shone for the whole afternoon.
A truly enjoyable day was had by everyone.
The organisers of the Fayre would like to thank everyone for attending the event and especially the team of dedicated volunteers who helped make the whole event possible.
Richard Jackson will answer your gardening questions as well as doing a brief talk on protecting and supporting your plants throughout the seasons at this special Gardeners’ Question Time event on Wednesday 1 July.
Join in from 2pm at Valleyside Garden Centre Cafe, Manchester Road.
A guided history walk of Crosspool departs from St Columba’s on Tuesday 30 June at 10am.
If you’re interested in doing the guided walk but can’t make Tuesday morning, we would be prepared to arrange an additional evening walk sometime in the next few weeks. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested.
Meanwhile, Crosspool Chronicles, the guide to walking round Crosspool and reading about the people and places in times gone by, is for now on sale at the price of £2.50.
You can pick up a copy from Crosspool Pet Supplies, Bamforths, Charisma and Cocker and Carr estate agents in Crosspool as well as at the Crosspool Summer Fair (if there are any left!)