Only 2 days to go!!

That’s it – 2 days to go to The Greasley gathering 2019.

Red buses ready, entertainment ready,  let’s enjoy the day!

Bus map 2019

And the programme of entertainment for the day

Timed events: PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY: 2019

Time Event
10. 00am

10.15 – 10.30am

Event starts

Ilkeston Band



10. 30am Opening by Chairman of County Council +Mayor of Broxtowe + Chair GPC
10. 45am – 11.15 La-di-dah Vintage singers

(30 mins)



11. 20am- 11.50am Dog Display (30 mins) Outside Grassed Area
11. 55 – 12.30pm Ilkeston Brass Band Outside
12. 00 – 12. 30pm Don Chambers Children’s Magician (30 mins) Parish Hall
12. 45 – 1.15pm La – di – Dah (30 mins) Outside
1.20 – 2. 00pm Ilkeston Brass Band Outside
1. 20pm -1. 50pm Glee Choir (30 mins) Parish Hall
1.30 – 2.30pm Taekwondo display and Workshop Sports Hall
2.00 – 2.30pm Dog Display Outside Grassed Area
2.30 – 3.00pm Ilkeston Brass Band Outside

Loads of other things to do  – come and see for yourselves and enjoy the day

It’s going to be another FANTASTIC Fun day!

We are ready for the Day so come and join us.

Great new activities for everyone…

A Digi – Wall for climbing – watch for the lights – can you beat the wall?

  Take a turn on a go – kart.   

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Have a go steering a model car!



And  more…..

Ilkeston Brass Band to play throughout the day

La- Di -Dah Vintage singers to entertain

Competitions  – displays – stalls – refreshments

A few memories of the day.

Cllr. T. Harper’s donation to the Greasley Gathering
Someone is missing!
There he is!
Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr. Derek Burnett, opens the event.







A few of the entertainments and activities:

Netball challenge.
Not just for the children!
Great climbing wall!
The racing Room – very popular.
Rock ‘n Soul singers.








First sighting of the RAF Hurricane.
What a glorious finale to a great day.

We must say thanks to the following…

… for their generous donations and contributions. Without these contributions the day just would not happen.

Broxtowe Borough Council

Greasley Parish Council for a donation and the use of the Sports and Community Centre for the day.

Cllr. John Handley                                   Cllr. Tony Harper                            Lawrence Vets

EMC (Watnall)                                         East Midlands Kitchens                   EH Caswell

Aero Fabrications (Watnall)                    The Lamp Cabin – P. King                Reuben Shaws

Cllr. K. Rostance – PA System                 GTM Traffic Management – Awsworth

Thorntons                                               Blue Monkey                                    Tap and Growler

Hidden Bakery                                        Mrs. B. Willimott                               K and S Brady

Warburtons                                            Horse and Groom                            Royal Oak

Queen’s Head                                         Forester’s Arms                                 New Inn


What a great day….

…the sun came out and the crowds came in. This was the best one to date…helped by the fantastic flypast at the closing of the event.

The Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr. Derek Burnett and his wife,  opened the event, escorted by the Stormtrooper and the music from Star Wars played by the Nottingham Youth Jazz Orchestra.  Also in  attendance was the Chair of the Greasley Parish Council, Cllr. June layton.

There was plenty to entertain both young and old.  The Climbing Wall was a firm favourite as were the bikes powering the Scaletrix cars.  The ever popular Dog display amused the crowds.  The two choirs, Rock ‘n Soul Singers and the Atmosphere Glee Choir also gave superb performances. The return of the Wobbly bikes saw many attempts to master them, and caused much laughter.

More classic cars attended the event some of whom went for a WW2 theme.

The red London buses ferried people to the other venues; the timetables worked really well this year and the venues reported record crowds.

Once again the Scarecrows through Moorgreen provided a bit of fun as people walked from one venue to the other.

And the sun continued to shine….

Colliers’ Wood hosted the mining cave and the Friends of Colliers’ Wood provided information and activities.

Then at 2.33 precisely the engines of the Hurricane were heard.  It circled around the event 3 times, dipping his wings on the last lap, before he flew towards Langley Mill. Whilst the band played appropriate music.  A wonderful sight and a great finish to the day.  The Hurricane was also seen over the other venues – Greasley Parish Church, Horse and Groom and Beauvale Priory.

How can we top that…we could try again for a Flypast for next year!

Our thinking caps are on and we have already different things up our sleeves.