Our Cow Molly family bonfire, Saturday 6 November 2010

Crosspool families are invited to the Out Cow Molly bonfire from 2:30pm on Saturday at Cliffe House Farm in Dungworth.

The free event includes a fire engine which will be giving rides all afternoon to raise money for the fire museum, a barbecue serving Yorkshire highland beef burgers, hot drinks, a Bradfield Brewery bar and of course a big bonfire which will be lit at 5pm.

Cliffe House Farm was originally a dairy farm dating back to 1947. With the price of milk falling, in 2007 the family decided to diversify into dairy ice cream and Our Cow Molly was born.

Our Cow Molly currently supplies its excellent range of ice cream to outlets including Bamforth’s in Crosspool, The Three Merry Lads pub in Lodge Moor and Cream coffee shop in Broomhill.

Our Cow Molly family bonfire
Our Cow Molly family bonfire

Hallam FC v Sheffield FC 150th anniversary boxing day match

23 December update: the match has been postponed

The oldest football ground in the world in Crosspool is to host a Boxing day rematch between the world’s two oldest football clubs.

On Boxing day 1860, Hallam FC played Sheffield FC in the world’s first inter-club football match. The 2010 rematch at Sandygate marks the 150th anniversary of this historical game.

The day will include refreshments plus pre-match and half-time entertainment. And of course the Plough pub is just over the road from the ground.

Tickets are on sale now and are limited to Sandygate’s capacity of about 1,000. Standing is £10/£7 concessions, seating is £15/£12 concessions.

Buy tickets online from theoldestfootballgroundintheworld.com

As part of the 150th anniversary celebrations, an England C team will also play a Hallam XI at Sandygate on Tuesday 19 October.

Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world
Sandygate, the oldest football ground in the world

The Sportsman pub to reopen on Friday 18 September

The refurbishment of the Sportsman pub on Benty Lane is due for completion in time for its reopening tomorrow (Friday 18 September).

The new look reflects a change in the approach of the Sportsman from a bar with a restaurant, to a restaurant with a bar. On entering the premises through the main entrance, black tiles, boarded by a carpeted area to the right, and a polished wood floor dining room to the left, direct you to the bar.

Work started in earnest when the pub closed for business last Sunday teatime and this week has seen vans, machinery and workers arrive to transform the premises in time for the reopening.

The new-look Sportsman pub in Crosspool
The new-look Sportsman pub in Crosspool