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, Cakes, Ice cream, hot food van, a licensed bar and has been running for twenty one years.

 

 

IT’S COMING

Damerham Duck Race 2019

 

The Damerham Duck Race this year will be held on Saturday 20th April (Easter weekend), kindly sponsored by Woolley & Wallis.

The Mini Fair for the youngsters starts at 12.30 with all the usual fun and games. The ducks should be away at 2.30. Duck tickets are £1 each and will be on sale from mid March at the Compasses, Damerham Garage, Crossways Farm, at the ‘Coffee Pot’ on Wednesdays and from any of the hall committee members.

As Tony’s Frying Machine is not free this year we will be welcoming Lime Coast Catering hot food van serving fish & chips, burgers, hot dogs & more. Mike and Rachel can be found with their van in Alderholt and Cripplestyle Saturday lunch times.  

There will be teas and cakes and hopefully this year, ice cream too! Let’s hope the weather is good. The licensed bar will of course be open for anyone who fancies something a little stronger.

We are always grateful for any extra help on the day especially with the Mini Fair games, the more helpers the more games we can have. Please contact Sue Huzzey at Penny Black or Mike Jerrard at Crossways Farm ebsemail@googlemail.com

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

 Taekwondo class is at 5.30pm on Tuesday evenings for all ages with instructor Adam. 

 

Monday mornings we have Pilates classes with Sandy

 

 The Village Hall bar (see right)

 

 

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

   

 

 

Christmas Get- Together

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. 

We also have a 'youngsters' area with some festive activities  and crafts.

This year's (23rd anniversary) event was held on 8th December and was much enjoyed by all who attended. Thank you to everyone who helped with this special village gathering.

 

 JUMBLE SALES

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

 

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There will be Jumble Sale on Saturday 23rd March 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. Entrance is 50p

 

This is in aid of Damerham Village Hall

 

 

 

  'Tony's Frying Machine' visits the village hall car park every other Thursday between 4.00 pm & 6.30 pm, providing excellent fish 'n' chips and other tasty meals!