Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group 25th Silver Anniversary

– Dinner Celebration with John Smith

Tickets £30 – £50


Date and Time

Sat, 12 Oct 2019, 16:00 –

Sun, 13 Oct 2019, 00:00 BST



Bagden Hall Hotel

Wakefield Road

Denby Dale


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Refund Policy

No Refunds



We warmly invite you to join us for our 25th silver anniversary celebration at the beautiful and spacious settings of Bagden Hall.

All members of the deaf community are welcome including your deaf and hearing partners, family and friends.

Your ticket price includes a full charity ball dinner, Buck’s fizz drinks on arrival, entertainment by our popular deaf comedian, John Smith and a raffle prize.

John Smith will be Master of Ceremonies on the night.

Please note: – This booking system is for the meal only. The ticket price does NOT include accommodation or hotel booking. You may wish to book your room at Bagden Hall Hotel. For those wishing to stay at Bagden hall Hotel, you can get concession for room booking. This can be obtained by emailing info.bagdenhall@classiclodges. Please make sure you state the name of the event and it’s date.

For alternative accommodation, please see list below ‘Accommodation Options’.

If you would like to join us, please purchase your tickets via Eventbrite website.

Adult ticket is £50 and there is a special concessionary price of £30 for each child and DDYC members.

Adult – £50 per person

Child (up to 17) – £30 per person

DDYC member – £30 per person

Donations are welcome and they are accepted through our Eventbrite page or via DEX website at

When you purchase your ticket, you will need to select your meal choices for starter, main course and dessert. There are also options for child meal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, Halal and other dietary requirements.

Free meal for children under 2 years. Please purchase your ticket as usual and let us know the age of your child / children.

Closing date for menu choices and event bookings is 31st July 2019.

Dress code: Casual smart

First come, first served.

Note: – There will be no refunds on bookings made.

We look forward to meeting you there.


Schedule of Evening

4.00pm – Arrival and welcome

Portrait / family photography by Georgina Brown

6.30pm – Buck’s fizz drinks on arrival. Non-alcoholic drinks available.

6.45pm – Welcome message from Jill Jones, Chair of DEX

followed by

Short Visual Presentation of DEX – past, present and future

7.00pm – Dinner

9.00pm – Entertainment – by Deaf Comedian John Smith*

10.00pm – Raffle

10.30pm – Entertainment – to be announced*

11.00pm – DJ*

12pm – Close

*Start time of entertainments are subject to change – to be confirmed.


Full dinner menu

Dinner starts at 7.00pm.

Choose one from the following options. You will be able to select your choices when you purchase your ticket on Eventbrite.


Wild Mushroom and Thyme Soup

Goat’s Cheese, Onion Chutney and Basil Tart, rocket salad, balsamic glaze

Duck Liver and Orange Pate, apple and sultana, chutney, petit pan


Slow Braised Blade of Beef, horseradish mash, rich stout gravy

Pan Roast Chicken wrapped in Parma ham, tomato and basil sauce

Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire pudding, rich red wine gravy


Chef’s Sticky Toffee Pudding, hot fudge sauce, vanilla ice cream

Lemon Torte, raspberry puree, pouring cream

Apple and Mixed Berry Crumble, vanilla custard


Child meal

Vegan* (no animal food)

Vegetarian* (no meat)

Gluten free*


Special diet (please state)

* Full menu will be sent to you separately after 31st July 2018


How to get there

By train – nearest rail station is Denby Dale. 5 mins by taxi/car to hotel. 35-40 mins walk on foot. Taxi booking to reach hotel is recommended.

By car – please read detailed directions to hotel on Bagden Hotel website at:

By air – nearest airports are Leeds Bradford (25 miles from hotel) and Manchester Airport (35 miles from hotel)

Note: – Disabled people / wheelchair users – access is from rear of Bagden Hall Hotel building


Accommodation Options

There are plenty of places to stay around Scissett area including nearby main towns of Wakefield, Huddersfield and Barnsley.


Bagden Hall, Scissett –

Midgley Lodge Motel, Wakefield –

Travelodge, Wakefield (Northbound) –

The Fairway, Barnsley –

Cedar Court Hotel, Wakefield –


The White Heart, Penistone –

Three Acres Inn & Restaurant, Huddersfield –

The Woodman Inn, Huddersfield –


Visit to National Coal Mining Museum

On the following day, Sunday 13th October 2019, there will be an arranged visit to the National Coal Mining Museum (NCM) in Wakefield.

They can accommodate up to 18 people for the underground tour. A BSL interpreter will be available. The tour is for 1 hour 20 minutes. The cost is £2 per person for the tour. If you do not wish to go on the underground tour, you can take a look at the exhibits inside the museum. It is free.

Time of tour to be announced when the underground tour is booked.

For more information about this underground tour, please visit website: visit/underground-tours

If you are interested in this underground tour, please could you forward your name and email address to Georgina Brown at

Your name will be added to the list. First come, first served.


Sightseeing and places to visit

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is UK’s leading open air gallery. There is plenty to see and do inside and outside, with acres of land and countryside. Entrance is free. Parking fees are applicable.

The Last of The Summer Wine Exhibition and Gift Shop

Based in Holmfirth, this exhibition is dedicated to the world’s longest running TV comedy, Last of the Summer Wine. You can also visit and explore the Summer Wine Countryside. See website for entry fees.

The Hepworth

Hepworth is Yorkshire’s major art gallery presenting exhibitions of international, modern and contemporary art plus galleries worth exploring. There is also a souvenir shop containing many gifts for adults and children.

The National Coal Mining Museum

This museum provides a great day out with your family and friends where you will get to learn about the history of coal mining. You will have an unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground to explore England’s last deep coal mining. One of a must-see attractions and is rated as one of the top five things to do in West Yorkshire.

Kirklees Light Railway

A mile from Bagden Hall Hotel, you can journey on little steam locomotives for three and a half miles through the South Pennines, passing through the longest narrow gauge tunnel in Britain. There are outdoor adventure play areas, picnic areas, walks and a miniature railway to ride on for a great family visit. See website:


For enquiries, please contact: –

Georgina Brown – Event Organiser


SMS: 0775 22 44 237

Ian Randell – Event Co-Organiser


SMS: 0752 36 72 094

Jill Jones – Chair of DEX


SMS: 0785 07 44 398



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age. Everyone is welcome. A reduced price is offered for children 17 and younger.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample parking on-site. The nearest station is Denby Dale, 35-40 minute walk to the hotel. Taxi booking / or lift to hotel is recommended.

What can I wear?

Dress code is casual smart. Wear something silver, if you like.

Who can I contact for further details?

You may contact Georgina Brown, Event Organiser, Ian Randell, Event Co-Organiser or Jill Jones, Chair of DEX by email or text message. Please see details above.

What’s the refund policy?

Sorry, there are no refunds on ticket sales.

Can I buy multiple tickets?

Yes, you can. Up to maximum of 10 people for each ticket type.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please.

What is DEX?

The Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group campaigns to support deaf children in mainstream and Deaf Schools, encouraging bilingualism and develop a positive sense of deaf identity and well-being for all deaf children.

Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group (DEX):

DEX Perience Facebook page