This weekend Saturday, October 1st, and Sunday 2nd, Pumpkins & Presents will be hosting their sixth annual event with a brand NEW venue at Whirlow Hall Farm.
A feast for the eyes and senses awaits and ADMISSION is FREE to the huge Lambing Barn which has been transformed into a spectacular Autumnal gathering of makers and sellers with an emphasis on seasonality at this lovely time of year.
Over 25 handpicked traders will showcase HOME, GARDEN, LIFESTYLE, FOOD, and FEEL GOOD, indeed there will be something for everyone to enjoy a great weekend.
As well as supporting the fantastic work of Whirlow Hall Farm Trust, an important part of the event will be again fundraising for the DOG’S TRUST – so please bring along your four legged friends to join in the fun. Get creative and bring your carved Pumpkins to win a prize, or choose from a fantastic selection of locally grown pumpkins and purchase one or more to help raise money for this worthwhile charity.
Although everything takes place under cover in the large barn, there could be an Autumn chill in the air so don’t forget to wrap up warm.
Doors open at 11am and close at 4pm on both days.
The popular ‘Barn Cafe’ at Whirlow Hall Farm will be open all weekend as usual serving delicious hot and cold food and drinks, alongside a Bar and Hog Roast.
Pumpkins & Presents are looking forward to welcoming old Pumpkin friends as well as making many new ones.
Calling all dog lovers to the Peaks PawFest doggie charity fun day on the green behind “The Sportsman” Lodge Moor, Saturday 17th September 2022, 12noon till 4 pm.
Peaks PawFest, along with their independent maker doggie “barket”, selling dog-related products, is holding the activity fun Dog Show to help raise money in aid of the Sheffield-based charity, Support Dogs.
Support Dogs help to transform the lives of people living with autism, epilepsy and physical disabilities, by offering them the support of an assistance dog. A Support Dog can help enrich a person’s life allowing them to live more confidently and independently.
After the pandemic restrictions were lifted, we all very much welcomed getting back to some form of normality, so it was a delight to see our wonderful community come together once again to have lots of fun and enjoy the first Crosspool Summer Fayre since July 2019
There’s not a child in Crosspool who hasn’t said ‘Good morning’ to Lydgate Infants School crossing patrol legend Eddy Parton. Every school day up to his last patrol on April 1st, 2021, Eddie, with his reassuring smile, would be on patrol to carefully help children to cross Lydgate Lane safely. In recognition and appreciation of keeping children safe, Eddie was invited to officially open this year’s Crosspool Summer Fayre on Saturday, July 2nd.
Blessed with good weather, everything from the Bric-a-Brac, Craft, Book, and delicious Food and Drink stalls, to a wide range of fun activities, games, and competitions designed for families to have lots of fun, a superb bouncy castle/slide for the children, and the Holly Hagg Alpacas were kept very busy throughout the afternoon. So much so, that despite the usual indoor entertainment being somewhat curtailed, due to the present spike in Covid, the day was a huge success for the community.
Thank you to the many people and businesses, who donated prizes, bought raffle tickets, donated prizes, and came and supported us on the day. We would also like to thank the many residents, their families, and friends who helped on stalls and who attended or volunteered at this year’s Summer Fayre. A fantastic achievement for all involved, especially Steve and Ian who worked incredibly hard coordinating all aspects of the day to ensure that the event was a great success.
As part of their contribution to the Crosspool Festival, the Tapton Hill Congregational Church will be showing two short Buster Keaton films, on Tuesday, June 28th at 7pm
Jonny Best, a lively piano player who regularly plays for the Yorkshire Silent Film Festival, will accompany these very funny and popular silent films. Remember the days when we used to talk and laugh with our best friends? Pop along to the Tapton Church for a good night out with new & old friends. Popcorn will be available. All donations will benefit the Festival charities.
Preparations are now well under way for the 2022 Crosspool Well Dressing.
A dedicated group of local residents will be gathering this Monday morning @ 10.00am to design and build the Crosspool Well Dressing panels. If you would like to join in to have a go at petaling, no experience needed. Anyone wanting to help out will be made very welcome.
If you happen to have any BLUE HYDRANGEA in bloom and would like to donate the flower/petals, this would be very much appreciated.
To mark the start of this year’s Crosspool Festival celebrations, the decorated Well Dressing panels, generously sponsored by “Layers Flooring”, will be erected on the grass verge at the corner of Watt Lane and Sandgate Road on 24th June, this will be followed by a flag parade along Benty Lane 6.15pm and a service of dedication at 6.30pm.
To mark Queen Elizabeth’s record-breaking 70 years on the throne and the first British Monarch ever to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, the Crosspool Forum volunteers transformed the Crosspool Shopping Precinct into a sea of patriotic red, white and blue flags, bunting, floral displays, and hanging baskets.
The Heart of Crosspool
Scott Barton was the original person to trim the ivy on the wall of the Hallam football/cricket club in Sandygate Road into a heart..
Since then Jenny H with her very creative friend Jo and her mum Anne and pal Ian Knowles has created some 16 heart changes throughout the seasons, the latest being to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. They have really enjoyed doing each one and are grateful for all the wonderful compliments, hoots, thumbs-ups, and smiles as people go past!