Crosspool Forum would like to invite stallholders
to be part of our Summer Fayre, Saturday 8th July 2023.
For further information or to book a 4m x 4m Plot
Please email cr

If you have any unwanted books, prizes, new gifts or
bric-a-brac items that you consider suitable for the tombola or one of your other stalls, please get in touch using Email:  or
We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally


Crosspool 2022 Summer Fayre

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

A couple of the many children who welcomed Eddie to the Summer Fayre

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.

2023 Summer Fayre, Saturday July 1st,

Crosspool Festival

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

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. 

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

Crosspool Festival Week

Not long to go before the start of the Crosspool Festival Week

2022 Well Dressing

The festival kicks off Friday 24th June at 6.15pm, with the Stephen Hill Church, Beavers & Cubs Flag parade along Benty Lane.
The parade will arrive at 6.30pm for the Well Dressing dedication service on the grass verge at the junction of Selborne Road and Watt Lane.

Supporting the RNLI Filey Lifeboat & Sheffield Young Carers, the Sheffield Folk Chorale will be in concert at 7.30pm in Stephen Hill Church.
To be sure of a ticket, please contact Bob Tele: 230 3207 or Roger Tele: 230 6194, suggested minimum Donation £6.

Crosspool Festival Competition Reminder

Art, Craft & Photography exhibitors, this is the last week for handing in your entries for the Crosspool Festival exhibition/competition.
There are two categories for each: – under 16yrs & over 16yrs.
Enter up to two creations in one or more of the Art, Craft & Photography sections.
You have until this Friday 24th June to drop off your entries at Cocker & Carr Estate Agents.

Cake Baking and Cup Cake Decorating, entries can be handed in at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June from 6pm to 7 pm or on Wednesday 29th June from 9am to 10am.
Cake Baking has two categories: – under 16yrs & over 16yrs.
Cup Cake decorating has two categories:- Under-fives   & ­ Five to eleven yrs.

Full details on Crosspool News (Events – Crosspool Festival 2022) and for any queries, contact:

Crosspool Festival Film Show

Buster Keaton Film

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.

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 )

Crosspool Festival

2022 Crosspool Festival

In this, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year don’t miss the chance to showcase your creativity. Enter the Crosspool Festival Art, Craft, Photography, Cake Baking, and Cup Cake Decorating Competitions.

 Anyone who lives works, or goes to school in the Crosspool area can enter, All exhibited creations will have the chance of winning a prize, sponsored by the Crosspool Estate Agent Cocker & Carr.

There is no theme to follow, just show us what you can create. You can enter as many of the categories as you want, but no more than two entries per category.

All competition entries will be displayed and judged at St Columba’s Church on Wednesday 29th June, after which some of the entries in the art, craft, and photography categories will go to be displayed in Cocker & Carr’s window.

How to enter:

Cup Cake Decorating
Under-fives & five to eleven years can enter a maximum of two cupcakes. They don’t have to make the cupcakes, just decorate them using their imagination.
Cake baking
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years; you can submit up to two cakes that you have made.
Hand both cupcakes & cakes in with a card that gives details of Name, Age, an email address, and phone number (that of parents or guardians for children)  at St Columba’s Church on Tuesday 28th June, 6 -7 pm or Wednesday 29th June, 9-10 am

Art and Craft Creations  
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years. you can submit up to two creations that you have made.
Under 16s & everyone over 16 years: you can submit a maximum of two images in either A5 or A4. On the back print, a caption so the judges can clearly understand your description of what is happening in the photo, Name; Age; Category, and your contact email and phone number.
Drop off your entries at the Crosspool Estate Agents Cocker & Carr, from Wednesday, June 1st. The closing date is midday on Friday 24th June.

For further information on all the categories, contact crosspoolfestivalphotos@alexanderhaguepersonal