PLEASE NOTE:- All dates below are correct but venues may change so please CHECK HERE FOR UPDATES.
PRACTICE MEET VENUES
PLEASE NOTE for sat nav users :- The postcodes given are those of the nearest properties to our working sites not the actual site itself – but they are not far away.
- ROUNDHILL FARM, DOBCROSS OL3 5QJ
- RIDGE FARM, RIDGE LANE, DIGGLE OL3 5LR
- BURNEDGE BENT FARM, BURNEDGE LANE, GRASSCROFT OL4 4EB
January 13th – Practice Meet at Ridge Farm, Diggle
February 10th – Practice Meet at Round Hill Farm, Dobcross
March 10th – Practice Meet at Burnedge Bent Farm, Grasscroft
March 14th – Branch Meeting at The Cross Keys, Uppermill 7:30pm
March 23rd/24th – Training Course at Round Hill Farm, Dobcross
April 14th – Practice Meet at Ridge Farm, Diggle
May 4th/5th – Training Course for Tameside MBC at Gorse Hall, Stalybridge
May 12th – Practice Meet at Round Hill Farm, Dobcross
June 9th – Practice Meet at Ridge Farm, Dobcross
June 30th – Demonstration at Saddleworth Show
July 14th – Practice Meet at Round Hill Farm, Dobcross
July 19th, 20th & 21st – Demonstration at Royal Lancashire Show, Ribchester
August 3rd – Social Walk followed by pub lunch and sippers
Meet at The Church Inn, Running Hill Gate (OL3 6LW) for a 10:00 start
We will walk over Broadstone Hill and return via the Famine Road for lunch at the pub at 13:00.
August 11th – Practice Meet at Round Hill Farm, Dobcross
August 17th/18th – Training Course at Ridge Farm, Diggle
September 8th – Practice Meet at Ridge Farm, Diggle
September 21st/22nd – Training Course at Denshaw Church to help with the rebuilding of the church wall
September 26th – Branch AGM at The Cross Keys, Uppermill 7:30pm
October 5th/6th – Training Course at Ridge Farm, Diggle
October 13th – Practice Meet at Ridge Farm, Diggle with guests from Cheshire Branch
October 19th/20th – Members to travel to Reeth to help with work to rebuild walls in Swaledale after flood damage earlier in the year
November 17th – Practice Meet at Ridge Farm, Diggle
December 5th (THURSDAY)…Please note change of date
Christmas Get Together at The Cross Keys, Uppermill 7:30pm
December 8th – Practice Meet at Roundhill Farm, Dobcross
How to book for Practice Meets
Practice meetings are for DSWA members only – to enjoy, relax and improve skill levels
So that we will know how much equipment will be needed all attendees should pre-book by contacting the secretary, Paul Clayton on 07733 103 500
What To Bring
The start and finish times are the same for all meetings, 9.30am to 4.30pm. You will need to bring with you strong footwear (preferably steel toecaps), gloves, full waterproofs (body and legs), your own hammer, packed lunch, drink, matters to discuss and a smile.
The Small Print
Would all attendees make sure they provide a mobile contact number when booking in case any days need to be cancelled at short notice.