A Message from the Secretary

Again a busy year awaits the Richmond Duck Club.  Our calendar of events is packed as ever and we look forward to bringing enjoyment to the people of Richmondshire, and hopefully raising some money for children from the area along the way.

Whit Monday Parade (7th May)

We are already approaching May bank holiday and our annual Duck Race down the River Swale.  2500 plastic ducks crashing into the Swale is a spectacular sight.  As ever we hope for decent weather and a fair (but not too strong current) to take the winning ducks to the finishing line.

Whit Monday Parade (28th May)

This year the Duck Club will be entering the Whit Monday parade with the Richmond Round Table.  You’ll have to wait to see what the theme is, but fingers crossed we can get first prize (again!).

Sports Day (27th August)

The Sports Day is the focus for the Duck Club.  We aim to provide fun for all the family with traditional games and races.  Last year the sun shone on Richmond, smiles were abound on the participants and spectators alike.  Let’s hope for a similar 2018.

Christmas Lights Switch-On (30th November)

Christmas always comes early to Richmond and Santa will be there again this year to help switch the Christmas lights on.  This year we expect to renew a number of the old lights, so 2018 will be even more spectacular.

Lastly a big THANK YOU to all our sponsors and friends of Richmond Duck Club, including:

Councillor C. World, Mayor of Richmond S. Parsons, Les Calvert of the Black Lion Hotel, Landlady & Landlord Castle Hill Tavern,  Graham Newton ROC,  Eyecatching Signs, Richmond Meet Ladies, Altberg, Members Richmond Round Table , John Lawrence Dryad Arbor-Artists, Charlton’s Estate Agents, G.C.H  Garden Maintenance, P.M.B. Security group,  M.B Building Contractor, Don Payne, Hamilton Family Butchers, S.C. Electrics, Randal Orchard, Volunteers Ladies of the Duck Club, Miss V. Garth, Miss J. Stubbs, Mrs L. Curran,  Mrs L. Stewart.

Duck Club would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the people of Richmond and visitors to Richmond who have given generously in supporting the Duck Club over the past 100 years.

The Secretary

Message from Secretary  Richmond Duck Club

The President and members would like to thank everyone who has supported  the Duck Club though out 2017. 

Those who have given generously  in our collection  boxes around town,  At our Duck Race, Coffee morning  and on Christmas  Lights turn on.

We all wish you a happy  2018 and look forward to see you at one of our  events though out the year

Paul Spencer

Duck Club Secretary  

Putting up Christmas Lights

dates ear mark for work to be carried out 18,19,25&26 December 2017

Location Friary Gardens Richmond North Yorkshire

Timing from 9am till 4pm. there will be no access in the gardens while work is been carried out by Duck Club members. apologise for any unconvinced caused by no access to gardens

Thank you from President

President Karl Kinchin and members of Richmond Duck Club would like to say Thanks to the following. Mayor and Councillor Stuart Parsons also Richmond Town Councillors and the Town Clerk, also Richmond District Council Mr G. Hudson for there continuous support. It was with there help and  funding  new electrical boxes was fitted in the Friary Gardens.

Without there help Richmond Duck Club would of not been able to continue putting lights into the Friary Gardens Thank You. President Would also liked to Thank President Richmond Meet, Chairman and Members of Richmond Round Table, Eyecatching Signs.

Many Thanks to all who came to see the switching on of the Christmas lights in the Friary Gardens last Friday. We would also like to take this opportunity to apologise for the three minutes early start. We have taken on board comments which  was made on the night. And at our next meeting to be held on the first Friday in January 2018 we will look to address this matter for the 2018 turn.

Final Thanks for your kind donations on the nights monies taken we will be used  to put up and replace old lights


K. Kinchin


Switching on Christmas Lights

Location Friary Gardens Richmond North Yorkshire

Friday  1st December 2017 lights turned on 7pm

Stockton  Scouts will be providing the music

There will be a few words from the President of the Duck Club also the mayor of Richmond North Yorkshire


Will be flying in from Lap land to ask young boys and girls what would they like for Christmas

Halloween Party

President Karl Kinchin  and members of Duck would like to thank the following for making Duck Club Halloween Party a great night. Firstly Richmond  Town Council for use of town hall. Mayor Councillor  Stuart Parsons and Councillor Lorraine  Hodgson  for supporting our event. 

Richmond Meet Ladies for providing food. Keith Smith Cool Entertainments well done Keith great night. Town Keeper Charle also Kim for helping out with the games

But we would  like to thank all of the children  and parents for making a great night of fun. We hope to see you all next year same place. Duck Club next event will be Xmas lights turn on 1st December  

Halloween Party

Date 28th October 2017

location Richmond Town hall Market Place Richmond North Yorkshire

Timing doors open at 5.30pm till 8pm

Fancy Dress


Party games


Admission £3.50 per child

It is not only for the kids mam and dads can join in with dressing up parents and guardians are ask not to leave there children on there own in the party

Names to faces


I have been ask to see if anyone in Richmondshire may know or may have been related to anyone in this photo. This photo belong to Grand parents, family name Armitage.

If anyone has any information in regards this photo could they contact me via this web page or the Duck Club Facebook page.