Your chance to look around the back gardens of Crosspool

This Saturday, 27 June, the people of Crosspool will be opening up their gardens for their neighbours to enjoy as part of Crosspool Open Gardens.

This year there are lots of new gardens to visit and plenty of lovely homemade cakes and lunches to enjoy.

Tickets available from the pet shop or from a garden near you: look out for the posters outside open gardens.

Children get in free and all proceeds go to charity.

Crosspool Festival starts this Friday!

Summer Fayre, Crosspool Festival 2011
Summer Fayre

The 2015 Crosspool Festival starts on Friday. Have you planned which events you’re going to? Make sure you get any tickets soon to make sure you don’t miss out!

The festival runs 26 June-5 July and as you’ll see below, there are events for all ages. This year’s programme  includes:

View the full Crosspool Festival 2015 programme

Crosspool Festival street market
Crosspool Festival street market

Your guide to the scarecrows of Crosspool

Over 20 households in the neighbourhood will be displaying a scarecrow in their front garden as part of a scarecrow competition at this year’s Crosspool Festival.

The list of roads where we are expecting to see scarecrows is below. Happy hunting!

Street

Scarecrow names/themes

Cairns Road Minions
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
Coldwell Lane 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 Happy camper
Dransfield Road Harry Potter
Sandy
The great outdoors
Forres Avenue Space
Hagg Lane
Manchester Road Cowboy
My family and other animals
Joy and happiness
Ringstead Crescent Olaf
Ryegate Road Animals
Sandygate Road Bug hunting Bob
 Sandygate Park Road Cuddles
Stephen Hill Jerry
Stephen Drive Bella the ballerina
Stephen Hill Road Shrek
Watt Lane Cricket

 

Vote for your favourite photo in the 2015 Crosspool Festival photography competition for under 18s

4 July update: the vote has closed and the results will be announced soon!


It’s time to vote in this year’s Crosspool Festival photography competition!

Under-18s were invited to submit a photo on the theme Things that give me joy!

The judges have shortlisted four photos and would like you to choose which best tells a story to the viewer and that really captures the essence of joy.

Vote using the poll at the bottom of the page. The poll closes on Saturday 4 July, and we’ll be hiding the results from Thursday 2 July so keep the winner secret during the final days of voting. Entries will be displayed during the festival.

Photo 1 – sun, sky and clouds

Vote at the bottom of the page.

Photo 1 - vote for this at the bottom of the page
Photo 1 – sun, sky and clouds. Vote for this at the bottom of the page

Photo 2 – garden with gnomes

Vote at the bottom of the page.

Photo 2 - garden with gnomes. Vote for this at the bottom of the page
Photo 2 – garden with gnomes. Vote for this at the bottom of the page

Photo 3 – playground slide

Vote at the bottom of the page.

Photo 3 - playground slide. Vote for this at the bottom of the page
Photo 3 – playground slide. Vote for this at the bottom of the page

Photo 4 – meerkats

Vote at the bottom of the page.

Photo 4 - meerkats. Vote for this at the bottom of the page
Photo 4 – meerkats. Vote for this at the bottom of the page

The poll closes on Saturday 4 July, and we’ll be hiding the results from Thursday 2 July so to keep the winner secret during the final days of voting.

For further information about the competition please email Lindsey Beagles: crosspoolfestivalphotos@gmail.com

Books, DVDs, CDs and tombola prizes wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre
Donations wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books, DVDs and CDs

Can you spare any unwanted books DVDs and CDs for Crosspool Summer Fayre stalls?

If you can donate any then please call Mark on 0114 230 9469 for delivery arrangement.

Tombola prizes

If any unwanted prizes or new gifts that might be suitable for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre Tombola stall, please get in touch using g.m.drinkwater@btinternet.com. We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally.

The annual Summer Fayre will take place on Saturday 4 July. It’s part of the 2015 Crosspool Festival, which this year runs Friday 26 June to Sunday 5 July.

Professional rock climber Steve McClure to host Crosspool Festival event

Steve McClure event at Crosspool Festival
Steve McClure event at Crosspool Festival

One of the best rock climbers in the world will be sharing his experiences at a Crosspool Festival event.

Having climbed the hardest sport route in the UK, Steve McClure knew from early childhood encounters with the sandstone outcrops of the North York Moors that he was destined to be a rock climber.

Now Sheffield based, his new book, Beyond Limits, tells the story of a climber and his obsessive exploration of the sport, of finding a true passion, taking it to the limits, and then the careful balancing of this passion against other areas of life to give the greatest rewards.

Steve will be giving his illustrated talk A Life through Rock Climbing on Wednesday 1 July 7.30pm (bar open from 7pm) at Hallam FC clubhouse on Sandygate Road in Crosspool.

Admission is free, but there will be a retiring collection for festival charities. Signed copies of Steve’s book will be on sale.

Guided history walk around Crosspool on Tuesday 30 June

A guided history walk of Crosspool will depart at 10am from St Columba’s church on Tuesday 30 June.

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 here. It’ll take about an hour and a half.

And if you don’t fancy the official history walk, get yourself a copy of Crosspool Chronicles walking guide, which will be on sale at the street market on Sunday 28 June and locally throughout festival week.

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.