Inter pub quiz second trophy presentation

We briefly interrupted the regular Monday night pub quiz at the Oddfellows, Sherburn on the 14th November to present our second trophy from the inter-pub quiz.

This time it was for the pub which raised the most money towards the quiz event and once again it was the Oddfellows who were winners. They raised £215.05 of the total amount of £830.

Our photo shows Lions club President Ann Hudson presenting the trophy to landlady Gemma Stead, looked on by the pub’s own quizmaster Ephraim Dainbrook and landlord James Stead.


This year’s quiz was the first of what we hope will be a regular annual feature in our calendar.

We are grateful for the support of local landlords, their customers and our supporters who helped out on the night.

Santa’s sleigh routes 2016

Santa ClausWe are pleased to announce the dates and routes for Santa’s sleigh. Weekday times are from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

We will keep you updated with any changes via Twitter (@Elmet_Lions)

Thursday 1st Dec Saxton
Friday 2nd Dec Barkston Ash
Sunday 4th Dec 3:00 – 5:30pm Hillam
Sunday 4th Dec 5:30 – 8:00pm Monk Fryston
Monday 5th Dec New Lane/ Highfields /New houses
Wednesday 7th Dec Sherburn Eversley
Thursday 8th Dec Sherburn Eversley
Friday 9th Dec Biggin
Sunday 11th Dec  3:00 – 5:30pm Lumby
 Sunday 11th Dec 5:30 – 8:00pm South Milford
Monday 12th Dec South Milford
Wednesday 14th Dec Sherburn Copperfield/Pasture View
Thursday 15th Dec Sherburn Pastures
Friday 16th Dec Sherburn Springfields
Sunday 18th Dec  3:00 – 5:30pm Church Fenton
Sunday 18th Dec  5:30 – 8:00pm Church Fenton
Lumby Monday 19th Dec Moorland Way / Saxon Way
Tuesday  20th Dec Burton Salmon
Wednesday 21st Dec Sherburn Pinfolds

Download/print this schedule as a pdf

Inter pub quiz

Friday, 28th October we held our first inter-pub quiz in Sherburn and surrounding villages, with ten pubs taking part.

The format was 100 questions answered in thirty minutes, with the winners being the team that answered the most questions in the shortest time. Like Mastermind, we also took into account passes where scores were equal.

The trophy for the winning team went to the Oddfellows with a score of 67. Here’s a picture of Club President Ann Hudson presenting it. The camera’s flash seems to have added a topical spooky Hallowe’en look to the photo!

Inter pub quiz trophy presented to The Oddfellows

A second trophy will be presented to the pub which raises the most money towards the Defibrillator Fund. So far we have collected £498.47 from four pubs and are awaiting the collection buckets from the rest.

Thanks to all the pubs which took part and all who helped us run this highly successful event on the night.


Santa’s Sleigh

We’ll be publishing the timetable for Santa’s sleigh visits to the various local villages shortly.

In the meantime though we want to tell you about our latest innovation. You’ll have heard of Santa’s little helpers. This year we’ve recruited Santa’s litte tracker.

You will be able to track Santa amd see where he is on a dedicated website as he progresses around your village.

More details to follow nearer the date.


2017 Sherburn Craft Fair

On Tuesday, 4th October we attended a public meeting called to gauge the interest in running a craft fair over the 2017 August Bank Holiday. The room in the Eversley Park Centre was full and the people enthusiastic about such an event. In part it is meant to replace the Cawood event which closed after 35 years when the land on which it was held was sold.

The outcome of the meeting was that a chairman, secretary and treasurer were elected and one lady offered to help establish the fair as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in order to limit the organisers` liability.

Various people offered their services in respect of their expertise such as managing stalls, publicity and promotions, event website. Of particular benefit is the involvement of David (?), one of Cawood’s organisers.

Running the weekend is expected to cost about £50K with income coming from any grants that might be available from the parish council, sponsorship from businesses, stall rentals and admission charges (‘£5 per person for all three days, children free’ were suggested). Profit has been estimated at £30-£40K.

A celebrity will be invited to open the event. People were asked to suggest acts that could perform on the stage as a different programme is planned for each day.

We are going to discuss within our club how best we can support this event.

The next public meeting is planned for November 8th at 7:30pm, same venue.

Inter pub quiz 28th October 2016

Here’s a charity  event for your diary, with all proceeds going towards the defibrillator for Sherburn.

It’s pub against pub so support your local:-


Village Pub
South Milford Swan
Hillam Cross Keys
Sherburn Swan
Sherburn Forresters
Sherburn Red Bear
Barkston Ash Tree
Barkston Boot/Shoe
Church Fenton Fenton Flyer
Saxton Greyhound
Burton Salmon Plough