Secretary Report

This years the Duck Club has join together with Richmond Round Table to put a float together for the Bank Holiday parade. President Karl Kinchin of the Duck Club and Chairman Stuart Savage of the Round Table are looking forward to Bank Holiday Monday.

I can assure the people of Richmondshire I will be full dress this year, looking at the forecast we could be in for some rain. Lets all hope the weather turn out like it did  for the Duck race. See you all there




Duck Club Event For 1st May 2017

Duck Race

Starting location Green Bridge Richmond North Yorkshire, Finish post Batts close to Mercury Bridge Richmond North Yorkshire

Date 1st May 2017

Start time 2pm

Tickets Sales

These can be purchase from behind the bar at the Black Lion Hotel Finkle Street Richmond North Yorkshire , Secretary via contacting by website, Facebook, gmail. Details for tickets to go on sale will be posted closer to the time. In the event of the river swale is in flood. There will be draw for the winning duck which will be held on Richmond Batts North Yorkshire

1st Prize £300.00 for first duck to cross finishing line

2nd Prize £200.00 for second duck to cross finishing line

3rd Prize £100.00 for third duck to cross finishing line

last Duck home £25.00 to cross finishing line

Duck Club new committee members

After the A.G.M in February this year the Duck Club members have appointed the new committee

Preident Karl Kinchin

Chairman Alex Watkins

Treasurer Michael Wood

Assistant Treasurer Michael Thompson

Secretary Paul Spencer

The  Duck Club committee and members would like to take  this opportunity  to Thank Robert Chandler. Who has representative the Duck Club, as President for a number of years. Robert will still remain a active member of the Duck Club and take over the roll has Quarter Master in the club.

Karl in his new roll as President is looking forward to carrying out his first duty which will be Pancake race at Richmond |Cricket club on Saturday 25th February. First race will start at approximate 11.30am. President and members hope that there will be good turn out

Richmond Duck Club committee

President Karl Kinchin

Chairmain Alex Watkins

Treasurer Michael Wood

Assistant  Treasurer Michael Thompson

Secretary Paul Spencer

The Duck Club committee and members would like to take this opportunity to Thank Robert Chandler. Who has representative the Duck Club as president for a number of years. Robert will remain as active member in the Duck Club and will take on the roll has Quarter Master in the club.

Karl is looking forward to his new roll as president of the club, and his first duty has President will be the Duck Race Which will take place at Richmond cricket club on Saturday 25th February first race will start approximate 11.30 am.  President and the members hope that there will be a good turn out




Upon Coming Events 2017

Pancake Race

Location Richmond Cricket Club Richmond

Timing 11am

Date 25th February 2017

Event open to

All Landlords & Landlady’s, Shop owns, Mum’s, Dad’s & Toddles

If you would like to enter the pancake race all you will need on the day is a good frying pan. You can contact Paul Spencer Duck Club Secretary on, on Facebook, We hope that we have another good turn out. Current holder of the Pancake trophy is the Landlady from the Talbot hotel Market Place |Richmond Continue Reading

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.