The Spring Farmers’ and Craft Market was a great success on Sunday the 22nd May. Saturday evening’s torrential rain threatened to dampen proceedings but the weather was kind and the sun shone for most of the day. Traders and public enjoyed an excellent day. With 50 stalls offering a variety of locally freshly cooked food and hand crafted goods – food ranged from burgers, hog roast and pizzas to Caribbean food, pies, cheeses, pickles, chocolate brownies, fudge and much more. There was a real ale stall to help wash the food down. There were numerous craft stalls selling home made chocolates, candles, cards, jewellery, clocks and other goods
The crowd were entertained by Harthill Morris men and Pete Gray, a local musician from the Dronfield based folk group Scuppered. Thanks to everyone who attended.
For more info, and photos of all the stalls, visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ridgewayfarmersandcraftmarket
Dronfield based folk group Scuppered made their second appearance at the Sports and Social Club on Friday evening 20th May bringing their music and humour to an appreciative audience. The band and audience also enjoyed a mid-concert break with pie and peas as well as a few drinks.
After his exertions on Friday and another concert in Coal Aston on Saturday, lead singer Pete Gray also performed at the Farmers’ and Craft Market on the 22nd.
We are pleased to announce that the new sports changing rooms are now finished, and have been brought into use for the new cricket season.
The area consists of two modern changing rooms complete with spacious showering areas, a separate officials changing room with shower, and both ladies’ and gent’s toilets.
Built to equal or exceed the recommended changing space for football, cricket and rugby teams, the building replaces the tired and outdated facilities contained within the main hall building.
The extension has been designed and planned by the board of management and has been entirely self funded by the Sports and Social Club.
The inaugural Ridgeway Fun Run was held on Sunday 8th May in beautiful sunshine. Hundreds of people turned out on the day, either to run or to support.
Warm-up sessions were held for each race by Virgin Active, and for the 5k race assisted by ex world light-heavyweight boxer Clinton Woods.
The 2.5k run was held at 10:15 and runners did six laps of the main sports field. The 5k run started at 11:00 and left the sports area following a course via local paths and the main road.
To find out more, and to see photographs, visit www.facebook.com/ridgewayfunrun
A superb new kitchen area is being installed at Ridgeway Sports & Social Club.
The kitchen has been designed to offer modern catering facilities as well as increased space. There are stainless steel units and worktops, a commercial cooker and a quick turn-round dishwasher. These will benefit existing users of the hall, as well as making the whole building more desirable from a hiring point of view.
The new kitchen is now well under way, and is likely to be in operation alongside the existing one for the forthcoming Ridgeway Carnival on the 10th July.
Once the new kitchen is commissioned and tested, the old kitchen will be removed, and the space remodelled to make space for tables and chairs etc.