My week in Reddish

31 May

I thought that, as I have that Thursday feeling, and I’m waiting for various articles to turn up that I’d post about a few things that had crossed my path this week. This is what I love about Reddish, scratch away at the surface and you find some excellent stuff.

Reddish North End

I met John from the club at the Reddish Business Forum event and was completely bowled over by his enthusiasm for the club despite him not being a football fan. In my mind, the kind of person that Reddish should be proud to have as part of their community.

The club operates 22 youth teams and has big expansion plans afoot.  I can’t wait to write a full article on what they do and what they’re planning.

This week they’re running a football camp and, upon my visit to see him, I was roped into having a quick game. The attitude of the staff, the kids and the coaches was exemplary. Just a shame that it was throwing it down and the rain soaked into my jeans. Next time I’ll go prepared. Whilst it’s a bit late to get onto this week’s camp, they’re running a 3 day one from Weds-Fri next week at a cost of £15 total and runs from 9:30-3:30. A total bargain. More info can be found here.

They are also running a golf day at Houldsworth Golf Club on Friday 16th June. £40 will get you a round of golf, a bacon sarnie and tea/coffee on arrival and a 2 course dinner.

It’s a Con

Marie has sent me through a list of events going on at the Reddish Conservative Club throughout June. These are open to both members and non-members. I’ll be popping in to their Jubilee party and I’m informed that Abbey Roadz is particularly good. Sadly, it seems that the Lee Martin performing isn’t the scorer of the 1990 FA cup winning goal v Crystal Palace.

The Grey Horse

Now, I’ve only ever been in once but my pint was £2.21 and that’s not to be sniffed at. However, did you know that they have poker every Thursday from 8pm? Did you know that they have a disco and karaoke every Friday and that you get a free shot if you perform? There are 30 shots in a bottle of vodka, Take That have had 30 singles. I’ll be performing all of them, chronologically, one terribly drunken night in the future.

They’re also looking for ladies to join their darts team. Apparently they play on a log end board. No, me either.

Competition Time

So, I’ve been thinking, what is someone from Reddish actually known as?  I’m really hopeful that it’s not a Reddishite but I’ve really no idea. Therefore, I thought I’d run a little competition. The person who mails us here with the best and most inventive name wins a cake of their choice from Classic Cakes (up to the value of £1 – this is coming from my own pocket!)

The competition will close by the time the post next Thursday goes out and the winner will be announced then.

Good luck and have a fantastic Jubilee weekend.

By Jez Myers


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