Tag Archives: Black Horse

Saving the Black Horse, The PC and Crime

  1. Saving the Black Horse – an update from Judith Bennetton [judithbennetton@gmail.com]

Since the last email in early May we have made a lot of progress.  The BHSG has  grown from 8 to 9  and we have a website and a facebook page and we’re on Twitter!

Do go to our website and see what we’ve been doing. https://www.savetheblackhorse.co.uk/ And the links to Facebook and Twitter are: https://www.facebook.com/SaveBlackHorse/ and https://twitter.com/SaveBlackHorse

Do you have any Black Horse photographs of times and events gone by whether it’s a darts team, pool team, Marquee Team, bus trip, birthday celebration, landlords/ladies, or anything you think could be of interest to others that you would you like to share?  Your photograph(s) wouldn’t even have to leave your possession.  You can take a photograph of your photograph and email it to me on savetheblackhorse.drydrayton@gmail.com or I can come and take a photograph of your photograph.

We are also looking for someone to be our press agent.  Could you interest the local press in our cause?  Why stop at local press?  Do you have any national press/TV contacts? If you think you can help, do get in touch.

If you’re not already on our supporters list would you like to be?  You can sign up on our ‘Save The Black Horse’ website or you can send it to me.  Of course we will not share your address with anyone without your permission.

Judith Bennetton BHSG


  1. Parish Council Vacancy


There is a vacancy on the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Pryer, – please see the notice on their website at www.drydraytonPC.org.uk . If you are interested in joining the PC then please contact the Parish Clerk, Anita Cullum, clerk@drydraytonPC.org.uk


  1. Crime in the village

48 local residents attended the crime prevention event in the Church on 10th May organised by Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator Graham Carver. Over 20 shed alarms were sold – (reminder – if you bought one, have you fitted it, or just left it somewhere in its box?). Meanwhile there have been a couple more crimes in the village over the last few weeks. Between 2.30pm 04/05/2017 and 7.30am on 05/05/2017, at Scotland Road, Dry Drayton, offenders attempted to gain entry to a property via the front door but have been unsuccessful leaving the door frame with a considerably amount of damage. Between 7.00pm on 17/05/2017 and 7.00am on 18/05/2017 at Park Street, Dry Drayton, a thief smashed the nearside quarter window on a stationary parked vehicle, nothing believed to have been taken.


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Crime Prevention and Saving the Black Horse

Pub Quiz and various midweek news items

Great news – The Black Horse is having its very first Pub Quiz. It will be held on Wednesday 9th September 2009 starting at 7:00pm, 5 members per team. The winner will take away 2 bottles of their house Merlot/Chardonnay or Rosé.

There may be disruptions to post later this week – there is a 24 hour all out strike within the Mail Centre on Clifton Road Cambridge on Thursday. Morning deliveries will not be affected on Thursday, but their may be a reduced amount of mail on Friday. The strike commences on Thursday 18th September at 6am until Friday 19th September at 6am.  

The agenda for the next Parish Council Meeting has been posted on their Site.

For village bibliophiles, further progress is being made with the new Central Library in Cambridge – as you can see from the photo below the wooden hoarding has been removed from the library entrance on the first floor of the Grand Arcade.

Entrance to the new Lion Yard Library

Entrance to the new Lion Yard Library

Eating at the Black Horse

Tonight my partner and I tried out the food at the newly opened Black Horse pub in Dry Drayton.

The Milton ale was excellent.

We were given a very pleasant welcome by the new team and a discreet table for two just off the main bar area. A good range of food was on offer – we went for the chicken and smoked haddock dishes, not quite knowing what to expect. The food was served promptly and was beautifully presented. It tasted as good as it looked, and both our dishes were full of flavour, perfectly cooked and absolutely first class. Portions were a good size for real cuisine, leaving us with room only to share a sweet. The creme brulee was served with fresh fruit and cream, again looking and tasting delicious. 

The new team have clearly taken on an excellent chef. Our advice – visit soon. In a few weeks when word gets around about Dry Drayton having a gastropub and what is on offer here, you will only be able to get a table by booking up well in advance. We couldn’t recommend a better village pub for an evening meal. Brilliant.