Message from Secretary

2016 almost has drawn to a close, so what have we done this year?

In February we held the Pancake Race at Richmond Cricket, this event had not been ran by Duck Club for some years. We like to Thank all those who took part on the day, also to the two police officers who entered into good old community policing spirit.

May 2nd Annual Duck race sadly this event was yet again not held due to the amount of water running between the start line and the finish. On the day the sun was shining the Duck club committee have a responsibility to it members to ensure there safety at all times. Has Secretary of the club  I had received via Facebook and stop in the street and  from members,  views from  members of the local community and visitors to Richmond asking why the Duck race was not held. At our June meeting it was agreed that we would look to put on a event, using the ducks if we cannot not race then on the river Swale .

May 30th Whit Back Holiday Richmond Meet Parade saw the Duck Club enter there float in the parade, and won first prize in comedy section.

August 29th Duck  Club Sports Day  the last two years this event like the Duck Race had to be cancel due to rain. This year the sun was on our side and we had a very good turnout at Richmond Cricket Club where the event was held

September 3rd Coffee morning Richmond town Hall

October 29th Halloween party

November 18th putting up Xmas Lights in Friary Gardens great turn out on a rainy night

November 23rd Duck Club Race Night this was held at the Castle Hill Tavern Hotel Richmond

December 2nd Switching on Christmas lights this was done this year by Daisy Cooil. followed by Tia meal in Black Lion Hotel Finkle Street Richmond

So what does 2017 holds for the Duck Club,

Forth coming events for 2017 

January 7,8, 14,15th  dismantling Xmas Christmas lights Friary Gardens

February 25th Pancake Race Richmond Cricket Club

May 1st Duck Race

May 29th Whit Back Holiday Richmond Meets Parade

August 28th  Bank Holiday Duck Club Sports Day

September 23rd Coffee Morning Richmond Town Hall

October 28th Halloween Party Richmond town Hall

November 18,19,25,26th Christmas Lights putting up in Friary Gardens

December 1st Christmas Lights turn on

January 6,7,13,14th  2018 Dismantling of Xmas Lights


Councillor C. World

Mayor of Richmond Cllr R Lord

Les Calvert Black Lion Hotel Richmond

Landlady & Landlord Castle Hill Tavern hotel

Graham Newton ROC

Owner Eyecatching Signs

Richmond Meet Ladies


Members Richmond Round Table 

John Lawrence Dryad Arbor-Artists

Charlton 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 Victoria Garth, Miss Jackie Stubbs, Mrs Linda Curran,  

Duck Club  would like to say a huge THANK YOU  to the people  of Richmond and visits to Richmond who have given generously in supporting the Duck Club. From the President and members of the Duck Club we all wish you all

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year







Taking down Christmas lights

Location Friary Gardens Richmond North Yorkshire

Date ear marked 6th,7th,13th,14th January 2018

Access to Friary Gardens will be close off while work been carried out

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