The Grand Damerham Duck Race and Mini Fair

The Annual Grand Damerham Duck Race & Mini Fair is held every year on Easter Saturday,  starting at 12.30. The Mini Fair includes lot of fun games for the children after which the main duck race starts (usually at 2.30pm) when in excess of 2,000 plastic ducks are let loose in the river with the race end down river at the church bridge (approx half a mile).

There is also an Easter Raffle (sponsored by 'Mini Bounce'') and duck related children's 'items'  for sale.

This great family fun day includes,Teas and cakes, hot food van, a licensed bar and has been running for twenty one years.

 

 

 

 

Next Year (2019) the Duck race is much later, ('Easter') Saturday April 20th, hope to see you then!

 

 Taekwondo class is at 6pm on Tuesday evening for all ages with instructor Adam. 

 

Monday mornings we have Pilates classes with Sandy

 

 

 THE COFFEE POT

    The Coffee Pot started in October, 2011, to provide a meeting place for Village people, with refreshments at “not for profit” rates.  Increasingly, visitors from outside the village are being welcomed, and  we have been asked also provide a venue for other, one-off events.  Although we operate at rock bottom prices, we do make a small profit, and this too has shaped us.  Now, we not only provide a place for friends to meet, and a source of a little revenue for the Village Hall, but each month, we draw the name of one of our volunteers out of a hat – and this person can designate a favourite charity for a donation.  Everyone is welcome, and everyone, just by coming, adds something to the Village and its Hall. We meet most Wednesday mornings between 10.30am and mid-day.

   

DAMERHAM BADMINTON CLUB

Damerham Badminton Club meets in Damerham Village Hall every Tuesday evening from September to May, from 8 pm.

We are a friendly, social club who play for enjoyment and the opportunity to get and keep fit. We are a mixed group in terms of age, sex and badminton skills.

We would welcome new members to join us

   The Village Hall bar (see right)

 

 

Christmas Get- Together

Saturday 9th December 

Every year the Village Hall Committee holds a free Christmas 'get-together' usually around the second Saturday in December when all village residents, past & present,village friends, really anyone who has a connection to our  Hall, are invited for mulled wine and refreshments (all free!). 

There is also a HUGE raffle!

This event is held as a 'thank you' to the village for their continuing support of the hall. We really enjoy this warm & friendly event. 

At our 2015 event we introduced a toddlers area where the young ones enjoyed some festive activities and have continued this in recent years.

 

 

 APPLE DAY

Saturday 20th October 2018

Everything Apple!

 Doors open at 11am and the event will be open until 4pm Entrance £1.50, Accompanied children will have free admission

There will be lots of activities from 'pin the maggot on the apple' to Apple Identification, bring along your apples and discover what variety they are. 

 

Apple Juicing

Cider will be on sale too!

 

 APPLE DAY, 20TH OCTOBER, 11AM – 4 PM. – List of attractions “Come and celebrate Everything Apple”. Apple id. (bring 3 healthy specimens, with stalk and leaves. Additional cost £1 

Apple juicing.

Cultivar display

Cookery classes – apple pie, chutney. - and the heaviest apple

Recipes to try – and buy a copy of the one you like best

Cider sales

Orchard-person’s lunch, while stocks last 

Coffee/Tea & biscuits throughout

Raffle

Apple trees for sale

Children’s apple craft activities

GAMES

Human fruit machine

 Who can cut the longest peel

Apple regatta

Apple high Jump

William Tell told again

Maggot racing

Pin the maggot on the apple

Bash the bramley

Fishing for apples.

JUMBLE SALES

The Village Hall is host to several Jumble Sales throughout the year.

 

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There will be Jumble Sale on 29th January 2019.

Donations of items for sale are much appreciated and can be left at the hall from 10am (nothing too large please). Jumble Sales start at 2pm

 

This is in aid of Damerham Tea & Chat

 

 

  'Tony's Frying Machine' visits the village hall car park every other Thursday between 4 pm & 8 pm, providing excellent fish 'n' chips and other tasty meals!