As it’s likely that staycations will be your holiday option this year, to help bring cheer and give families something to do in these unsettled and confused times, a Scarecrows Competition has been organised.
If you haven’t already entered or if you are still in the process of make a scarecrow, there is still time to complete and display your creation before the final judging takes place next Friday 2nd July.
Pay just £4 to take part; Entry forms are available at “Nest Café” and “Hudson’s Kitchen”. All proceeds will go to Friends of Lydgate Association FOLA.
When making your scarecrow please be sure not to put anything in or on it that could fall off and become harmful to animals and wildlife habitats. Make safety and social distancing the number one priority at all times.
As a result of the covid restriction being extend, this years Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled. The winners will now be announced on Saturday 3rd July at Hudson’s Kitchen plaza.
Thanks to local businesses, the winning scarecrow will receive a certificate and a £25 voucher with the two runners up each receiving certificates and vouchers to the value of £12.50.
Crosspool Quilt goes on display at Cocker and Carr from 11am Saturday April 3rd.
Earlier last year local resident and mother of three wonderful children, Physiotherapist Amy Chambers decided that Crosspool (a suburb to the west of Sheffield) should have something for future generations to lookback on, and remember how the community had coped with the current Covid19 pandemic.
Amy having a vision of a beautiful piece of history being made, encouraged everyone, throughout the recent lockdowns, to use their creative skills to stitch, draw, embroider, paint or print stamp on a square of cotton or lightweight material, to show how they were feeling during these extraordinary times.
Amazed by everyone’s creativity, Amy started the mammoth task of sewing together the hundreds of tiny squares to complete this piece of memorable history.
After several months of hard work Amy has now completed this amazing record of these extraordinary times.
Amy said. “I very much appreciate Cocker & Carr Estate Agents Sandygate Road agreeing to display the Community quilt for Crosspool and for the support from the Crosspool Forum”. “It has been a labour of love and I’m sure I’ll be up into the small hours adding the finishing touches to this unique piece of memorabilia before it finally goes on show tomorrow at 11am. “Thanks to each and every one of you who has taken part. It’s got bigger than I ever could have planned and I really hope it gave you something to focus on during lockdown and we can all look forwarded for brighter days to come!
As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.
Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.
Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.
Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.
A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool.
This is what Tapton Hill Congregational Church are doing for Easter
From Palm Sunday (March 28th) the Church garden will have displays illustrating the events of Holy Week.
In a simple way to tell your children the Easter story; the gates will be decorated with palm branches and a cardboard donkey, Rascals after-school club will produce a banner of the Last Supper and the glass doors will have a tissue-paper scene of Easter morning and the empty tomb. Pop along during the week.
Across has been made by Church members and on Easter Sunday they will decorate the cross with cut flowers and you are welcome to pop down and add a stem too.