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The Greasley Gathering - Timetable and Programme of Events
A fabulous event for Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May 2015...

The Greasley Gathering 2015 is a fabulous day of family fun scheduled to take place on Spring Bank Holiday Monday on MONDAY 25th May 2015, packed with something for everyone!

Page last updated: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

2015 Greasley Gathering:
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Introduction...

This spectacular day, now in its third year, promises to be an exciting event for Greasley, packed full of fun and exciting entertainment and activities with something for everyone we hope, building upon the success of previous years.

There will be a dazzling variety of fun-filled events and activities throughout the Parish including...

  • Tom Longton's Working Sheepdogs
  • Ride around the Parish in an iconic Red London Bus!
  • and much more...

So, don't miss out on what should be a fantastic day of fun activities and entertainment and be sure to check back here for further updates and information in the weeks ahead!

2015 Greasley Gathering announced...

The Greasley Gathering - Spring Bank Holiday Monday 25th May 2015

As the May Day Bank Holiday - Monday May 25th - rapidly approaches, organisers of the annual Greasley Gathering are firming up the day's ever growing timetable of entertainment.

A day long programme of events, with something to suit everyone has been arranged, starting with the Greasley Gambol breakfast walk at Beauvale Priory and ending with bbq's, music and entertainment at five of the parish's pubs.

Tom Longton and his Working Sheepdogs coming to Greasley Gathering 2015

During the day the hub of activity will be the Greasley Sports & Community Centre. Topping the bill will be renowned dog handler Tom Longton and his award winning working sheepdogs. Past winners of the prestigious English National Brace title and regular competitors in the annual International Team Trials Tom and his dogs have been giving arena demonstrations for over 20 years.

But for the Gathering something rather special is in store. For sheep read DUCKS. In one of the funniest shows around the dogs herd the ducks through a series of obstacles. And it gets even more hilarious when the ducks decide to misbehave!

A family favourite making a welcome return is the pair of London Routemaster buses which from approx 11am to 5.00pm will be offering free rides around the parish to the various centres of activity. The service is free but donations will be welcomed.

The sports centre will be hosting numerous stalls and displays from local community groups promoting their work in a programme which will also include:-

  • Performances from the Eastwood Community Choir
  • Inflatables and fun fair rides
  • A chance to try your hand at bowls
  • Children's magic show with Don Chambers
  • Pulp Friction and the Glee Choir
  • Medieval archery shoot
  • Displays of model car racing
  • Tours of the newly refurbished Lifestyles Fitness Suite
  • Attendance of the Hovis Van
  • Craftworks at the Creation Station
  • Children's story telling
  • Samba music and a Samba band workshop

Away from the centre, the Beauvale Priory Tearooms will be hosting a beer festival. The Horse & Groom, Queens Head, Royal Oak, New Inn and the Foresters Arms are all Gathering partners and will be staging their own events during the day.

A craft fair is to be held at St Mary's parish church, Greasley and The Moorgreen Residents Association will again be holding their Scarecrow Trail while just down the road the Friends of Colliers Wood will be hosting lots more scarecrows made by local schoolchildren.

So be sure not to miss the 2015 Greasley Gathering, it looks set to be another fun-packed family day!

Features at the 2015 Greasley Gathering...

Preparations for the Greasley Gathering 2015 event are now well underway, and we'll be publishing the latest programme of activities for below as soon as details become available.

Please note that this is only the provisional programme and timetable and is subject to change, and more events may well be added! So be sure to check back regularly for further details!

TOM LONGTON'S WORKING SHEEPDOGS
with a hilarious Dog & Duck Show…

Tom Longton and his Working Sheepdogs coming to Greasley Gathering 2015

Topping the bill this year, will be renowned Dog Handler, Tom Longton, together with his award-winning Working Sheepdogs.

Past winners of the prestigious English National Brace title and regular competitors in the annual International Team Trials Tom and his dogs have been giving arena demonstrations for over 20 years.

Tom Longton and his Working Sheepdogs coming to Greasley Gathering 2015
Tom Longton and his Working Sheepdogs coming to Greasley Gathering 2015

But for the Gathering something rather special is in store. For sheep read DUCKS. In one of the funniest shows around the dogs herd the ducks through a series of obstacles. And it gets even more hilarious when the ducks decide to misbehave!

THE PARISH RIDE: Take a tour of the parish on a classic Red London Bus complete with Period Bus Conductor...

Exact times / routes TBC. Provisional suggested route detailed below...

Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd. Red London Bus Trip through Greasley Parish at the 2014 Greasley Gathering

Ride around the Parish in an iconic red London bus at this years Greasley Gathering!

Throughout the afternoon a classic old red London Bus will be touring the Parish offering an unforgettable experience for up to 64 passengers on each journey. The bus provided by Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd., will also feature its very own Period Conductor, so you can experience the classic London Bus ride just how they used to be!

Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd. Red London Bus Trip through Greasley Parish at the 2014 Greasley Gathering
Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd. Red London Bus Trip through Greasley Parish at the 2014 Greasley Gathering
Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd. Red London Bus Trip through Greasley Parish at the 2014 Greasley Gathering
Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd. Red London Bus Trip through Greasley Parish at the 2014 Greasley Gathering
Exclusive Cars of Nottingham Ltd. Red London Bus Trip through Greasley Parish at the 2014 Greasley Gathering

Provisionally, it looks like the route will be the same route as the one used during the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Greasley in 2012, (provisional circular route runs - Sports & Community Centre, Hill Top, Smithurst Road, Newthorpe Common, Hill Top, Sports Centre, Moorgreen, Greasley, Watnall and back to the Sports Centre), and is likely to have a total of 10 drop off / pick-up points along the route.

Running times and full pick-up / drop-off points will hopefully be confirmed closer to the event, so please check back on this page prior to the event for route / time confirmations.

The service is free, but donations are welcome.

CLASSIC HOVIS DELIVERY VAN

The classic Hovis delivery van will be in attendance at this years Greasley Gathering courtesy of Watnall Bakery.

The Hovis Delivery Van courtesy of the Watnall Bakery at the 2014 Greasley Gathering

Programme & Timetable of events for the day...

View the Programme of Events for the 2015 Greasley Gathering...

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Please note as with any event of this nature, all attractions and timings are provisional and may be subject to change.

Watch this space for more news and information about the Greasley Gathering as it becomes available over the coming weeks!

Any timetable of activities, events and attractions published here is provisional, and is subject to change. So be sure to check back for further information, updates and announcements in the build up to this exciting event being organised by a parish partnership including local community groups as well as the Parish Council.

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