Framework Knitters’ Museum wins National Lottery Funding

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum has received initial National Lottery support for a new project called ‘A Right Good Yarn’. Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to expand the museum into an adjacent property called ‘Gunn Cottage’, purchased in 2013, and redevelop the existing space. The monies will also allow vital conservation and renovation works to take place. Development funding of £114,300 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to help the Framework Knitters’ Museum progress plans to apply for a full National Lottery grant at…

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Steampunk Comes to Ruddington!

The Framework Knitters’ Museum has announced it’s hosting Ruddington’s first ever “Victorian Steampunk” event this autumn. Attractions will include stalls, tea duelling and reduced entry fees to the museum for visitors in Steampunk outfits. You can even travel to the event in style on a vintage bus from the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) on Mere Way, thanks to the Nottingham Area Bus Society. Museum Manager and Curator, Nicola Wood, commented: “Everyone at the museum is so excited about the Victorian Steampunk event! Like our 1940s day, now in its second year,…

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Ruddington Garage IS Still Open!

Further to the recent closure of the hair salon and car dealership located at the Ruddington Garage premises on Easthorpe Street, rumours have been flying around the village that the garage itself has closed down. We’re pleased to report that this isn’t the case – the third party businesses who rented the salon and forecourt areas have simply moved or ceased trading. “We’re still here and open for business!” says Jason Dickman {pictured} whose father Brian has owned the premises for 35 years. “There’s no truth in the rumours going round…

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Ruddington Resident Returns to Transplant Games

A kitchen designer from Ruddington is back in sporting action this week, taking part in the British Transplant Games. Mark Brown, of Grange Avenue, is competing over in Birmingham from August 2nd to 5th. The games, which have been run annually since 1978, will see over 700 athletes participating in over 25 events cheered on by over 1250 supporters. 51 year-old Mark suffered from the hereditary condition Alport Syndrome, which led to kidney failure at the age of 25. After 20 months on dialysis, lasting for four hours a day, three days…

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Christmas Fayre Returns

Ruddington’s popular Christmas Fayre will make a welcome return to our village on Saturday 2nd December. Taking place from 12 noon to 5pm, the event will boast a wide range of stalls offering delicious seasonal food and drink, Christmas gifts and decorations, and much more! As usual, the High Street will be closed to traffic to make way for outdoor stalls with additional stalls set up in the marquee area at The White Horse Inn on Church Street. Indoor stalls will be set up in the St Peter’s Church and…

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A Dickensian Christmas

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum is inviting you to join in with some festive fun and celebrate the coming of Christmas in Victorian style! “A Dickensian Christmas” will take place on Saturday 2nd December from 11am to 5pm, running alongside the Ruddington Christmas Fayre. Entry is free. You can toast tea cakes and chestnuts on an open fire, enjoy traditional carols around the Christmas tree and watch as the Maids of Clifton perform their own unique style of Morris dancing. There’ll also be craft stalls in the Chapel (which will be…

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Distraction Crime in Ruddington

Ruddington Parish Council warns it has been made aware of some incidents of distraction crime that have taken place in the village recently. One resident had £90 taken from her purse whilst speaking to a man of Eastern European appearance outside the Co-op on Church Street. The lady was approached and asked if she had any change. After taking her purse out of her handbag to check, the man asked her a series of questions about its contents – presumably to distract her whilst he stole the cash. A second incident occurred outside…

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The Forties with The Framework Knitters

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters Museum is hosting a FREE wartime extravaganza on Bank Holiday Monday, the 29th of  May. Called ‘Swing Back to the 1940s’, the event turns back the clock to the Second World War, with staff and volunteers decked out in best 1940s regalia. Visitors to the event are, of course, also encouraged to dress up! The museum will even have hairdressers on hand to recreate authentic 1940s hairstyles, including the famous Victory Roll. Other themed activities include swing dancing with revival dance in the Chapel (tuition available for beginners), a…

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April Fun at the Framework Knitters’ Museum

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum is stepping up its events programme around Easter to try to bring in the visitors this April. The annual Knitted Bunny Hunt makes its return on Good Friday 14th April. The popular event takes place from 11am to 4pm, with FREE admission for all children bringing their own toy bunny or wearing an Easter bonnet. Once again, the naughty knitted bunnies have hidden themselves in various rooms around the site and the museum needs eagle-eyed youngsters to help find their knitted pets. Any child who can help the framework…

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Spring Art Exhibition

The Spring 2017 Art Exhibition has now begun in the Chapel Gallery at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters Museum. The exhibition – the museum’s fifth in total and fourth in partnership with the Nottingham Society of Artists – features work by three popular local artists: Doreen Hunt, Richard Simkins and 94 year old Nigel Corlett. Having opened on Saturday 4th March, the exhibition will run until Saturday 27th May – taking in the Easter school holidays and benefiting from Sunday opening days at the museum, which start on Easter Sunday. The Chapel Gallery opened…

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