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Chairman's Pitch: September 2018

Updated: Sep 29, 2018

Just an update and info on future events.

Stewards needed

We require stewards for the following meets if you can help please get in touch

  • Torksey Bonfire Meet 26th – 28th October, meet to open at 12.00pm

  • Hutton le Hole THS 2019 Spring Bank Holiday. 12.00pm Friday 24th May to Sunday 9th June. We have stewards for the second week from Saturday 1st June, but require stewards to open the meet on Friday 24th May which is the Bank holiday weekend, through to the 1st June.

  • Criccieth 2019: Request for additional stewards alongside Brian and Sylvia. Dates are midday 19th July through to Sunday 4th August

Upcoming Meets

28th – 30th September - Sherwood Forest Holiday Park

Next weekend meet is at Sherwood Forest Holiday park which is a peaceful site situated just 3 miles from the world famous Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, home to the legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. It’s also close to walks and cycle ways through the forest. For further details please click on the link.

5th – 7th October – Marton Gate Burton – Feast of Lanterns

Our FoL will be held this year at Marton Gate Burton nr Gainsborough. The theme will be “Book Comics and magazines”. I believe the theme gives a broad range to choose from, so please put on your thinking caps for a good night of memorable displays or even enter the spirit with just a few fairy lights to add to the occasion. Afterwards we can celebrate with a social in the village Hall on site.

Travel notice: Road closure for resurfacing until 6.00pm at Laugherton between Dunham Bridge and Torksey, so receommended alternative route is via Gainsborough.

12th -14th October: Ashford in the Water - Photo Competition

We will be holding our annual Photo Competition at Ashford in the Water on Saturday evening in the village hall, as a reminder, this year’s photo competition categories are:

  • Camping                     As it says

  • Green                          Anything predominantly green

  • Retro                           Something of style, fashion, etc from the recent past

  • Happy Couples           A photo that captures the moment

  • Snow and Ice              Should be plenty from last winter

  • What's That!!!             A photo that’s hard to explain.

You may enter one photo 152mm x 102mm max  per category, per person, with no digital re-touching. 

CCJ (0-11) and CCY (12-21) section will be ‘open’ subject, unlimited entries.

All photos must have been taken by the entrant.

Please hand your photos in on the evening and please put on the back of the photo (post it note will do) which category you wish to enter the photo. 

19th – 21st October – Alderwasley

Peaceful site next to Shining Cliff Ancient Woodland with walks that take in the remains of Betty Kenny’s tree, which is the tree that the old Nursery Rhyme “Rock a bye Baby” is said to be based on. See link for further details

26th – 28th October - Torksey – Halloween and Bonfire Meet

Join us for our final meet of the season here at Torksey Polish Scout camp. On Friday evening there will be Trick and Treating for the Juniors around the caravans. We will also be judging for the best decorated caravan for Halloween, with prizes for the winning entrants.

The Bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm where soup and a BBQ of burgers and sausages will be provided by the DA. After the fire we will continue into the hall with a social evening. A Halloween fancy dress competition will be held . Plus prizes for the decorated pumpkins again open for all ages. We would appreciate any donations of cans for the soup as well as buns, parkin, toffee etc.

As a point of safety Sheffield DA will provide the fireworks, can I ask that no other fireworks or sky lanterns be set off over the weekend.

Future Events

Saturday 8th December 4.00pm to 9.00pm - Family Christmas Party – West Bretton Village Hall

This year we will be holding a Christmas Party for all the family. Fun and Games plus a visit from that certain someone. The event starts at 4.00pm which gives those that would like to wander around the Yorkshire Sculpture Park plenty of time. Further details will be given later.

Saturday 5th January – City Hall Sheffield Aladdin Panto

For those that would like tickets for this event please see Liz and Andrew Milner. CC Juniors who qualify will have their ticket paid from the DA.

Saturday 26th January – Dronfield Gold Club – Annual Dinner Dance

Our Annual Dinner Dance will be held this year at Dronfield Golf Club. Tickets will be £27.00 each. If you wish to go please let me know before Torksey. Menu will be emailed out shortly.

For further details on any of the above meets or events please contact me, or visit our new website at

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That's all for now I looking forward to meeting you all again soon


Chairman, Sheffield DA

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