Crosspool Festival

Saturday 25th June, the second day of the Crosspool Festival

OPEN GARDENS
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit 11 Open Gardens…10am -4pm
where there will be Refreshments and items for sale.
Tickets £4 from the Nest Cafe or any participating Garden.

Whilst out and about, take the opportunity to have a stroll through Lydgate Green.
Linger for a while to appreciate all the hard work “The Friends of Lydgate Green” & “Crosspool Forum” have done over the past year, and continue to do, to make the green a pleasant experience for residents and visitors to enjoy. 

LYDFEST
Enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the pupils’ Craft & Food Market, 1pm – 4pm
..Lydgate Infants School, Lydgate Lane

Scarecrow Competition
Scarecrow competition continues throughout the Festival week
Winners will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, (CDYST) Coldwell Lane, Saturday 2nd July.

Where you can find the Scarecrows

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Crosspool Scarecrow Competition

Yippee! preparations for the Crosspool Scarecrow competition are in full swing. Don’t leave it too late to collect, and complete, an entry form from either the  Nest Café or Hudson’s Kitchen. The £4 entry fee will go to the “Friends of Lydgate Association” at Lydgate School

This year, to give plenty of scope for entrants to let their imaginations run wild, the popular annual Crosspool Scarecrow festival has a Royal theme with designs based on historical moments and occasions from the past 70yrs of the Queen’s reign.
We hope local residents will get creative and have some fun with the theme and create some amusing scarecrows.

Three Prizes
1st Prize: – voucher to spend at the Crosspool Chemist
2nd Prize: – voucher to spend at the Crosspool Fish Bar
3rd Prize: – voucher to spend at the Nest Café

Judging for the best scarecrows will take place during the Crosspool festival week and the winners will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, Saturday 2nd July. (Volunteers are also required to help at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, so if you can spare a few hours to help or supervise a stall, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of the committee members or leave a message at crosspoolforum@gmail.com )

Crosspool Scarecrow Competition 2022

Scarecrow Competition

SCARECROW THEME for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year: “Historical Moments from the Past 70 Years”.

Entry forms are available from either the “Nest Café” or “Hudson’s Kitchen”, Crosspool Precinct Sandygate Road.

Entry £4 – all proceeds go to Friends of Lydgate Association (FOLA)

Any resident can enter a homemade Scarecrow to display in a front garden or other location which is open to public view, but not in a public space

 Making a scarecrow is relatively easy and affordable. It is something that families can take part in safely. The appearance of scarecrows in your front garden should create an element of surprise and a talking point for everyone to enjoy during their daily exercise.

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.

Scarecrows to be displayed for judging during the Crosspool Festival Week, Friday 24th June and Saturday 2nd July.

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses there are worthwhile Prizes up for grabs. The winner and two runners-up will be announced on Saturday afternoon July 2nd at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, Crosspool & District Youth Sports Trust, Hall/Field; Coldwell Lane, Crosspool.

Good luck!

2021 Crosspool Scarecrow Competition Winners

Scarecrows entered for the 2021 community scarecrow competition celebrating the beginning of a ‘New Chapter’ were, as one would have expected, of a very high standard, making it challenging for the judges to choose the winners.

After careful consideration scrutinising all the scarecrows entered, Glyn at “Nest Café” & Rob at “Pet Supplies” chose the following winner and runners-up.

First Prize winner – “Story Time” Manchester Road, receives a certificate and a £25 voucher kindly donated by Green Cross Chemist, Crosspool.

Story Time

First runner-up – “A New Dawn Breaks” Ringstead Crescent, receives a certificate and a voucher for two fish & chip dinners kindly donated by the Crosspool Fish Bar, Crosspool.

A New Dawn Breaks

Seconded runner-up –“Wizardy” Lydgate Hall Crescent, receives a certificate and a £10 voucher kindly donated by Nest Café, Crosspool.

Wizardy

On behalf of the community of Crosspool, we would like to take this opportunity to give a  big ”Thank You” to Michele Hatton for  organising this year’s scarecrow competition, and also to express our gratitude to Glyn & Rob  for making the time in their busy diaries to support the Crosspool community by selecting this year’s winners.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition. The organisers hope that the variety of entertaining individual creations encourages everyone to enter next year’s competition.

2021 Crosspool Festival Photography Competition Winners

People were invited to submit a photo on the theme ‘A Year in Crosspool’

The results of our annual festival photography competition have been announced!
The polls received nearly 146 votes. The results are below.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions on mass gathering, being extended to the 19th July 2021, this Saturdays hugely popular Crosspool Summer Fayre has had to be cancelled for the second year running, As a result the prizes for this year’s Photo Competition and Scarecrow Competition will now be presented to the competition winners at Hudson’s Kitchen on Sandygate Road, this  Saturday 3 July at  12:30pm.

 Category 1 winners: Photos by Adult

First : Working from Home by Paul Dorrington
Second : Image 1 of Week 1 of Lockdown by Louise Robinson
Third : (No) golf (of) course by Ken Rutter

Category 2 winner: Photo by a Younger Member of our Community

Overall winner: Magic Fairy Toadstool on Watt Lane by Isaac Robinson

WIN PRIZES FOR CREATING THE BEST SCARECROWS

Mr & Mrs Scarecrow

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 Scarecrow Competition 2021

Crosspool scarecrow competition 2021 is a great way to encourage your families to be creative and bring the community together.

2021 Crosspool Scarecrow Competition

Reflecting on how the coronavirus crisis has changed the world and all our lives, the Theme for this year’s Scarecrow competition is   “A New Chapter”

Scarecrows to be displayed from SATURDAY 26TH JUNE until SATURDAY 3rd JULY

Pay just £4 to take part; Entry forms are available from May 31st, at “Nest Café” and “Hudson’s Kitchen”

All proceeds will go to Friends of Lydgate Association FOLA  

Thanks to local businesses there are worthwhile prizes up for grabs. The winner and two runners-up will be announced at the Crosspool Summer Fayre, Saturday July 3rd.

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

Good luck!

2020 Crosspool Scarecrow Competition Winners

Scarecrows entered for the 2020 community scarecrow competition celebrating all key-workers, were of a very high standard, making it challenging for the judges and the community to choose the winners.

After careful consideration scrutinising all the scarecrows entered, Magid Magid (past Sheffield Lord Mayor), – Lord Seb Coe, (past Tapton Student) – and members of the Crosspool community, chose the following winners and runners-up;

Prize winner chosen by Lord Coe was “The Ringstead Nurse”  Ringstead Crescent (created from logs),

Prize winner chosen by Magid Magid was “The Spaniard’s” SpongeBob” Cardoness Road (created from a straw bale),

Prize winners will receive credit provided by Dan Kirkland for The Crosspool Tavern or Crosspool Sportsman pub (for food ;-)), when they reopen.

Prize runners-up, chosen by the community were:-

First runner-up prize, “Boris” (Marsh Lane allotments) – voucher to spend at the Green Cross Chemist, Crosspool.

Second runner-up prize, “Granddad Bus Driver” (Cairns Road) – voucher for two fish & chip dinners from the Crosspool Fish Bar.

On behalf of the community of Crosspool, we would like to take this opportunity to give big ”Thank You” to both Michele Hatton & Dan Kirkland for  organising this year’s scarecrow competition, and also to express our gratitude to Lord Coe and Magid Magid for making the time in their busy diaries to support the Crosspool community by selecting this years winners.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year’s competition. The organisers hope that the variety of entertaining individual creations encourages everyone to enter next year’s competition.