Get involved with Crosspool Festival: come to the pub for a chat on Wednesday 8 November

Crosspool Festival street market
Selborne Road street market, one of the Crosspool Festival events

Do you have any ideas for Crosspool Festival? Would you consider getting involved or helping out in some capacity?

The Crosspool Festival team are meeting in The Sportsman pub, Benty Lane, on Wednesday 8 November at 8pm. They’d welcome anyone interested to join them. Please come along to share your thoughts and ideas and have a drink.

Next year’s Crosspool Festival is due to take place between Friday 29 June to Sunday 8 July 2018.


Successful festival quiz night at The Sportsman

Wednesday’s quiz night at The Sportsman pub was well attended as usual.

The local quiz regulars were joined by visitors from Stannington and Hillsborough as resident quizmaster Roger chose a selection of traditional and Crosspool quiz questions to make the evening enjoyable for all.

Hallam Community Association Boundary walk on Thursday 21 August

The Hallam Community Association Boundary walk of around 6½ miles is taking place on Thursday 21 August.

It starts from the Sportsman on Redmires Road at 10.30am – whatever the weather – and goes out along the crags first before dropping down to Forge Dam for lunch.

The group will then work its way back up to the old hospital site and back to the Sportsman again for a well earned drink or meal.

Everyone is welcome, as well as your dogs, and you can choose to leave anywhere on the circuit. Any new walkers are advised to wear walking boots or strong comfortable shoes, clothing for the weather, bring a flask or bottle of water and some food for renewed energy along the way.

If you have any queries or questions please contact Pat Wilkins on 0114 230 4416 or