Lydgate Christmas Fair

Lydgate Infant School Christmas Fair.
This Saturday 3rd December 12noon – 2:pm


Lydgate Infant School Christmas fair, 5 December, 12-2pm

Come along to Lydgate Infant School on Saturday 5th Dec from 12 – 2pm for our annual Christmas Fair.

See Frozen’s Elsa, Ana & the wonderful Lydgate school choir perform… don’t forget to wear your best Christmas outfit or dress ❄️❄️❄️

Meet Father Christmas & his helpers.

There will be a Christmas trail, tombola, hampers, children’s Christmas crafts, tattoos, face painting, balloons, games, refreshments, food, cakes lots more…

Sunshine Pizza Oven & Pizza making for kids.

Fabulous raffle prizes will be up for grabs in our Christmas Raffle & hamper prize draw, see below for prizes, tickets available on the day.

Lydgate Infant School Christmas fair Facebook event

Stalls available at Lydgfest on 28 June

Lydgate Infant School’s BBQ – or Lydgfest as it has come to be known – is being held at the infant school on Saturday 28 June.

The organisers have space available for crafters, bakers, and jewellery makers etc to sell their wares. The cost is £15 per pitch and either a donation or raffle prize.

They point out that a large portion of your prospective customers will be children, so take this into account when stocking your stall and setting prices.

If you’re interested please email with ‘stalls’ in the subject line.

Crosspool butcher Philip James to wax legs as part of community fundraising efforts

Crosspool butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed to raise money!
Crosspool butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed to raise money. Picture: Postcode Gazette

From fun runs to leg waxing, the Crosspool community is coming together to help raise money for children with type one diabetes.

On Sunday 27 May 2012, 33 children from Crosspool schools Lydgate Infant, Lydgate Junior and Tapton – along with children from Waterthorpe Primary and Sheffield High School – are running the 3K fun run in support of children with type one diabetes.

Further to the support received from the local schools, local butcher Philip James is having his legs waxed on Saturday 30 June 2012 at 12pm outside his shop on Sandygate Road – anyone wishing to pay for a wax strip is welcome to sponsor him!

In addition to this, Top to Toe Beauticians on Sandygate Road has raised £424 by organising a raffle. Gym Plus in Crookes and The Avenue Hair & Beauty Salon on Glossop Road are also supporting fundraising efforts.

No one is sure what causes type one diabetes, but a virus that mainly affects children is believed to be the most likely cause and Crosspool community has been immensely supportive in raising funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Local children taking part in the fun run have their own logo, ‘ToD’, which will be advertised on their running t-shirts, so look out for them on the day and give them a cheer.

If you wish to discover more about type one diabetes and the ongoing fundraising you can visit the blog at

Runners from Lydgate Infants School with headmaster Mr Bromage
Runners from Lydgate Infants School with headmaster Mr Bromage

Children’s Christmas canvas competition

Check out the Children's paintings in GT News
Check out the Children's paintings in GT News

If you happen to be in the Crosspool precinct over the next two or three weeks, have a look in the right-hand window of GT News.

You’ll find a display of pictures painted by year six children at Lydgate Infant School.

Although they are all commendable, your choice will be decisive in determining the winner of a competition to find the best. You can record your favourite with the GT News sales staff.

The child with the most votes by the 4 January 2012 will be presented with a £20 voucher.

Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane

Work has started on changes to the pavements and crossing areas at the top of Lydgate Lane.

The road is being narrowed outside Lydgate Infant School ready for the installation of a zebra crossing.

Improvements to the Lydgate Lane end of Marsh Lane and Headland Drive are also underway, with markings on the pavements that hint at the dropping of the curbstones with tapered pavements at crossing points.

Dropped Kerbs were recently installed on the Watt Lane end of Cardoness Road to make crossing easier for pedestrians.

Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane
Improvements for pedestrians on Lydgate Lane

Markings for dropped curbs on Headland Drive
Markings for dropped Kerbs on Headland Drive

Dropped curbs installed on Cardoness Road
Dropped Kerbs installed on Cardoness Road