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 1500 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.

 This year's event will be held on Saturday 11th April by kind permission of the Bryant Family. Our sponsors this year will be Strutt and Parker, to whom we are most grateful.

 

 

 

 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 on Wednesday mornings between 10.30am and mid-day.

Coffee and cake for just £2? That’s not all that’s on offer at the Coffee Pot! If you pluck up courage and join us on Wednesday mornings at 10.30 at the Village Hall – and if it is your first visit – our famous bottomless pot of Traidcraft coffee or tea will be free. And it doesn’t stop there. Everyone is welcome at the Coffee Pot; we have a box of toys for the ankle-biters, and an opportunity to meet friends old and young for everyone else. We support Traidcraft by using their products and having a small selection of their products on sale; then there’s Jemma’s jams and chutneys, second-hand books at 50p a time – and on the sales table, an opportunity to sell any bits and bobs you want to pass on to someone else. On the second week of each month, our friends from Future Farms in Martin supply fresh seasonal vegetables, frozen meats, and other items from Martin shop. The Coffee Pot doesn’t aim to make a profit, but when we do we give it away! Our volunteer helpers take it in turns to nominate a favourite cause, and this time, Cathy Godber nominated Alabare, a charity for local homeless people. So, if you are at home on a Wednesday, grab a friend and make a beeline for the Village Hall. You’ll be sure of a friendly welcome!

   

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! the village photo collection will be on display as always.

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.

 

 

 JUMBLE SALES

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

 

The next Jumble sale is scheduled for Saturday  7th March 2020 at 2pm in aid of the Village Hall funds.

 

 

Potato Day - Sunday 8th March 2020 10.30am until 1.30pm at Damerham Village Hall. Many varieties of seed potatoes for sale. Fruit trees and bushes, onion & shallot sets, heirloom seeds etc. Potatoes supplied by Pennard Plants. Please bring your own carrier bags! Damerham Village Hall 

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VILLAGE EVENTS DIARY FEBRUARY 2020 

Wednesday 5 th Tea & Chat 2.00pm Village Hall

Wednesdays Coffee Pot 10.30am Village Hall

Saturday 8 th Snowdrop festival 12 - 4pm

Sunday 9th St Georges Church

Thursday 20 th Hort Soc talk 7.30pm Village Hall 

Damerham Horticultural Society

Join us at Damerham Village Hall on Thursday 20 th February at 7.30pm for a talk ’Making Gardens and Wild Habitats for Butterflies, People and Other Animals’ by Clive Farrell

Members free, guests are most welcome - £3

Refreshments will be served after the talk www.ddhs.co.uk

 

 

 Sadly 'Tony's Frying Machine' no longer visits Damerham and is sorely missed by all its regulars