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







Message from Secretary

The President and members would like to thank you for your support in buying Duck Cluk tickets this year. Your support as always has been invaluable.

We are making plans to update our website with more information on events we hold throughout the year. We are aware that the the Duck Race has been cancelled for the last two years. This has been due to heavy rain fall and consequently high volumes of water in the river Swale by the Falls.

We are now looking towards next year to try very hard to have something in place so that the race goes ahead. Futher details will start to appear on the website which will be also linkto Duck Club Facebook account. This will be updated from March 2017 in order for visitors to be informed of future plans for the race.

I would like to take this opportunity to apologise for the limited information that the race had been cancelled prior to the start time of 2pm.

There will be updated information located at the Batts, Friary Gardens and the start point which is the Green Bridge. If this event is to be cancelled these locations will have this information.

Forthcoming events – Duck Club Sports day at Richmond Cricket Club on August Bank Holiday Monday, Halloween Party on 29th October at the Richmond Town Hall and Duck Club Christmas lights switch on in the Friary Gardens which will be on the 2nd December.




Message from President and Members

Myself and the members would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people of Richmondshire  and to those who have given generously during  2015. With your support we have been able to update some of the Christmas lights in the Friary gardens.

But most of all helping  young people in the community and to continue the  100 years of Duck club tradition.

We would  also like to Thank the following

Richmond Town Council

Mayor of Richmond (Councillor C. World

Landlord Black Lion (Mr. L. Calvert)

Landlord & Landlady Castle Tavern

Neap’s & Tatties

Ian Crisop (Chipchase Manners)

Nick White Stockton, Thornaby & District  Scout Communications Team

Mrs. C & Ms. E. Sykes

Mr. M . Snowden (Snowden Electricians)

Mr S.Cooke (S C Electricians)

Santa ( Mr. ?)

Members Of Richmond Round Table 360

Richmond Duck also like to Thank everyone who turn up for the lights switch at Friary Gardens on 27th November. To see so many Mams Dads Gamma and the the little ones. Our next event we are hoping to hold will be Pancake Race 9th Feb 2016 at the Richmond Cricket Club timing yet to be confirm. Further details will be posted on this web site which will also be link to our Facebook page





Message From Secretary

On behalf of president Richmond Duck Club and members. We would all like to Thank Landlord & Landlady of the Castle Tavern Hotel Richmond, for hosting the race night held at 7.30 Yesterday evening. Also Thanks to Neil and Mark for running the tot

Also Brenda and staff for the pie,peas & gravy and the fine ales, but most of all for those who brave the bad weather to come out and support Duck Club. monies raised tonight will go towards helping children in Richmond

Tonight Results

Castle Tavern Novices Class (4) Sponsor By Richmond Duck Club

7.40 pm (1st) Typhoo Tea Les Calvert 7/1 , (2nd) No Faking Braking 14/1 (3rd) Still Rolling Around 4/1. Fav 13/2 Bigger Than Yours 6 ran

Holly Hill Inn Novices Hurdles Sponsor by Richmond Duck Club 

7.55 pm (1st) What’s It’s  All About Glen Beverage 3/1 (2nd) Mr. Meldrew 13/8 (3rd) Italian Stallion Fav Italian 4/1

Capelli Fillies Handicap

8 pm (1st) Big Bits bobbin 33/1 (2nd) Shehans Shenanigan’s 10/1 (3rd) Sticky Vicky 7/2 Fav Play It Again Sam 9/4

Black Lion Hotel Old Boys Chase

8.20 pm (1st) Still Rolling Around 7/2 Fav (2nd) Saw Me Coming 2/1 (3rd) Proper Plonker 9/1 Fav Norfolk  N Chance 7/2

Castle Tavern 2 Year Old Handicap 

8.30 pm(1st) Fun Geflyn Hardd 2/1  (2nd) Lollipop Man 14/1 (3rd) Our Max 3/1 Fav Nice But I Like It 9/4

Bishop Blaize jockey Handicap 

8.50 pm (1st) Jean’s Dream  7/1 (2nd) Millyonarire 4/1 (3rd) Chloe 2/1 Fav She My Girl 4/1

President Owner of The year  Cup

9. pm (1st) Fly Gelflyn Hardd 9/4 Fav  (2nd) Big Bit’s Bobbin 2/1 (3rd) Jeans Dream 2/1 Fav Big Bits Bobbin 2/1

Over all winner horse  was Fly Gelflyn Hardd Owner Milly & jockey  Gwynly

Once again thanks to all who sponsor horse and the jockeys also for those who attended on the night 




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The story of a champion’s summer

After a blistering performance at the last castle tavern race night where the results were so good you could have been accused of Fakenham, this mount has had an action packed summer.

A whistle stop tour of the Norfolk social scene has seen this champion stallion make a guest appearance at the Great Yarmouth “End of the Pier Show “, where the crowd were jockeying for position to meet him.

He performed a celebrity opening of the Cromer Crab Festival though sadly was one of the few males not to catch crabs in Cromer.

A grand tour of the Colman’s factory failed cut the mustard and our hero decided to reign in his celebrity appearances as he was chomping at the bit to get back into training.

Not even the lure of a cameo in Neighbours could tempt this horse from his regime despite nagging from his fans.

So after a period of hard work and effort he returns, triumphant, to the Castle Tavern to support the Duck Club (despite his many fans thinking him quackers).

So open up your wallets and get backing him, he has to be a shoe-in for a win.