The Grand Damerham Duck Race and Mini Fair
The Annual Grand Damerham Duck Race & Mini Fair is held every year on year was on Easter Saturday. 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).
This great family fun day includes a BBQ, Teas and cakes , a licensed bar and has been running for nineteen years. Next Duck Race Easter Saturday 15th April 2017.
This year the weather was dreadful and we are so very grateful to all those who braved the conditions and supported us. The wind was so strong that the river stewards had an awful time trying to get the ducks to actually float down the river as the strong wind kept blowing them back up again! This lengthened the duration of the race by about 30 minutes. It was a hard day for all the helpers and all their hard work is so much appreciated.
We hope for much calmer and dryer conditions in 2017!
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 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 and village friends are invited to the hall for mulled wine and refreshments (all free!). This is held as a 'thank you' to the village for their continuing support of the hall. As you can see from the picture we really enjoy this warm & friendly event. At our 2015 event we introduced a toddlers area where the young ones enjoyed some festive activities, we hope to continue this in the future.
Christmas Get-Together 2016 was held on Saturday 10th December much enjoyed by village residents past and present and village friends. Youngsters enjoyed the Christmas activities organised by our treasurer Sarah. Thanks to Cathy for organising the food and to all who help by bringing donations of food, raffle prizes and for giving their time to this much loved village occasion.
THE SPRING SHOW
Next year's show will be held on Saturday 8th April 2017 for information please go to www.ddhs.co.uk .
Potato Day will be in Sunday 5th March 2017, sale of seed potatoes and other plants. more info www.ddhs.co.uk
The Annual 'Great Little Plant Sale' is back at the village hall on Sunday 30th April
The Village Hall is host to several Jumble Sales throughout the year.
The next Jumble Sale will be held on Saturday 4th March2017 at 2pm in aid of Damerham Village Hall.
Others Jumble Sale dates planned are Sat 24th June 2017 in aid of the W.I. then Saturday 23rd September 2017 in aid of Damerham Village Hall
Donations of items for sale are much appreciated and can be left at the hall from 10am (nothing too large please)
The Village Hall bar (see right)