Calendar

Aug
25
Sun
August Bank Holiday Edward Bear Specials @ Great Central Railway
Aug 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s the final Bank Holiday until Christmas! Enjoy two days of historic steam services with help from GCRN’s resident ball of fluffy fun, Edward Bear.

He will be giving all children on the train a sweet treat, as well.

All facilities will be open  including the Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, The Heritage Café, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and Gift Shop.

They will also be running heritage buses to provide a circular link from Ruddington to Rushcliffe halt on the Sunday – and also on other local routes if possible.

The adult fare is £12 – whilst kids travel for just £1.

Services will run to the Blue Timetable – with 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 departures.

On Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays you can get all the way to GCRN from Nottingham, West Bridgford and Ruddington aboard Nottingham City Transport’s 10C bus service.

Aug
26
Mon
August Bank Holiday Edward Bear Specials @ Great Central Railway
Aug 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s the final Bank Holiday until Christmas! Enjoy two days of historic steam services with help from GCRN’s resident ball of fluffy fun, Edward Bear.

He will be giving all children on the train a sweet treat, as well.

All facilities will be open  including the Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, The Heritage Café, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and Gift Shop.

They will also be running heritage buses to provide a circular link from Ruddington to Rushcliffe halt on the Sunday – and also on other local routes if possible.

The adult fare is £12 – whilst kids travel for just £1.

Services will run to the Blue Timetable – with 11.00, 13.00 and 15.00 departures.

On Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays you can get all the way to GCRN from Nottingham, West Bridgford and Ruddington aboard Nottingham City Transport’s 10C bus service.

Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.00pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Aug
27
Tue
Ruddington Village Traders’ Meeting @ St Peter's Rooms
Aug 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Ruddington Village Centre Partnership is encouraging all village centre retailers to come along to these monthly meetings and have their say about initiatives to encourage visitors and residents to shop and use facilities in our village.

There’ll be information and updates about the monthly Ruddington Village Market and the Ruddy Good Loyalty Card Scheme – also for those local businesses which are not already involved but might like to be.

  • What do you like and what don’t you like about RVCP’s initiatives so far?
  • What could RVCP be doing better to promote our village?
  • How could RVCP engage more effectively with traders and customers?
  • How can village businesses better support and help one another?

If you’re a Ruddington retailer you are urged to turn up or send a representative, if you possibly can, to help shape future plans.

Please email RVCP on RuddVillageCP@outlook.com in good time if you’d like to be sent the Agenda for this meeting – and perhaps add something to it yourself?


Aug
29
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Aug
31
Sat
Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Aug 31 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

All GCRN facilities will be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop.

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Sep
1
Sun
Tea, Coffee & Cake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & home made Cakes are served from 9am to 3pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Organisers say: “The volunteer bakers and servers are happy to serve you. Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

You can catch NCT’s Green 10C service all the way to our Country Park on Sundays.

The Friends’ Cafe

 

New Style Café Church @ St Peter's Church
Sep 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:50 am

On the first Sunday of every month a New Style Café Church takes place at St Peter’s Church from 9.30am until 10.50am. For those wishing to stay longer, this is followed by Holy Communion.

Organiser Debbie King told us: “We aim to provide something for everyone, from pre-school, through schools, teens, students, families, parents, grandparents, all ages and backgrounds! For those wanting activity on a Sunday morning, there is drama, music, art, crafts, and discussion groups. Also, a quieter area for reflection, space to think, pray, even prayed for.”

If you’re alone, lonely, or at a loose end on a Sunday morning, you’re encouraged to go along and join in – and so perhaps discover others in a similar position. “If new to the village – come to meet people from the local community, find out about our church community in the village and the things we do. If a busy professional or someone curious with questions – check us out, join a discussion!”

Central to the Café Church idea is a short talk on a Bible related topic incorporating film clips or sketches, a time of discussion and questions. “Find out how God and the Bible can help us in our everyday life – not just a topic that’s far out there, not relevant to us – discover that God is someone whom we can meet, and the Bible, a book we can learn from, even integrate into our lives” says Debbie.

All this, alongside coffee, Danish pastries and some good company will hopefully tempt you along to the informal atmosphere of this monthly Café Church at St Peter’s.

Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Sep 1 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

All GCRN facilities will be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop.

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Ruddington Kite Festival @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Kite Field
Sep 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

You’re invited along to fly your own kite or just to watch this aerial event!

The much loved Ruddington ‘Kite Festival’ has been revived for 2019 and takes place on Sunday September 1st from 12noon to 4pm in the Kite Field at Rushcliffe Country Park. Members of the Midland Kite Fliers Club have promised to attend to show off some of their larger creations.

If you don’t have your own kite, you’ll be able to make one for FREE at the event, courtesy of resources from Rushcliffe Play Forum.

Read more >>HERE<<.

 

Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group @ Depart from The Green
Sep 1 @ 2:15 pm

A FREE, monthly walking event with the Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group.

2019 Guided Walks

SUN 6th JAN: “Grantham Canal: Towpath from Gamston & return” *

SUN 3rd FEB: “Nottingham Castle to Old Lenton” *

SUN 3rd MAR: “East Leake Circular Via West Leake” *

SUN 7th APR: “Prestwold to Burton on the Wolds” *

SUN 5th MAY: “Ruddington Moor to Gotham and return”

SUN 2nd JUN: “Old Dalby Circular Via Grimston” * §

SUN 7th JUL: “Barton to Thrumpton and Return” *

SUN 4th AUG: “Keyworth Circular Via Widmerpool” *

SUN 1st SEP: “Hickling to Kinoulton including Vimy Ridge” * §

SUN 6th OCT: “Clifton Village to Trent Lock” *

SUN 3rd NOV: “Wymeswold Circular” *

SUN 1st DEC: “Colston Bassett to Langar and Return”*

2020 Guided Walks

SUN 5th JAN: “The Embankment” *

*  Travel to start of walk by car
§  Longer walk with steep climbs

For all walks, meet on The Green ready to depart at 2.15pm.

Further dates TBA…

Please note:  During adverse weather you are advised to ensure the walk is going ahead by calling Gavin on 07866 790642. He will be able to confirm – along with any proposed changes to the walk’s schedule.

The Ruddington Footpaths’ Preservation Group walk together in different locations on the first Sunday of each month. Please check back for future walks.

You can catch NCT Buses’ Green 10 to the starting point on Ruddington Green.

Sep
2
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group usually meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August and around public holidays) from 10am to 12 noon in St Peter’s Rooms.

A ‘parchment card’ made by Ruddington Craft Group

Each meeting has a different theme – see below. Please contact Christine Gibson on 07967 245 308 if you’d like to go along.

2019 Dates

7th January
Brooches.

21st January
Felt Making.

4th February
Pompoms.

18th February
Stencilling.

4th March
Waterfall Cards

18th March
Easter Crafts

1st April
Parchment Cards

15th April
Iris Folding Easter Cards

13th May
Handbags

20th May
Mixed crafts

3rd June
Easel cards

17th June
Mixed crafts

1st July
Memory Plaques

15th July
A-Line Cards

(Then meetings resume in September)

The £3.50 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to go and learn a craft. Experience or expertise are not essential…

Sep
5
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Sep
7
Sat
Ruddington Village Market @ White Horse Inn, Marquee, Courtyard & Car Park
Sep 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ruddington’s Village Market takes place on the first Saturday of each month at The White Horse Inn. It’s an initiative jointly run by the pub alongside volunteers from The Ruddington Village Centre Partnership.

Each month around two dozen stalls are set up in and around the popular Church Street pub – offering a variety of goods, produce, plants, confectionery, quality crafts and provisions to take away. These are run by both existing village retailers and popular market traders from across the region. The selection of stalls changes each month, so there are always some surprises. There’s also a stand from a chosen local charity plus refreshments and occasional live performances by local musicians and singers.

To find out who’ll be at the market THIS month please click >>HERE<<.

Since it was launched in February 2019, Ruddington Village Market has generally been well supported each month, even in the rain, however organisers hope residents and visitors alike will keep on coming and spreading the word, to enable it to continue to grow and thrive, and so remain a permanent fixture. Read more >>HERE<<.

Whilst you’re in Ruddington do make sure to browse around our many independent village centre shops, cafés and pubs, too – AND check out all the deals and discounts available with your FREE “Ruddy Good Loyalty Card” >>HERE<<.

The Old Bakehouse Tearoom just around the corner from the market on Church Street is one of those retailers offering anyone who shows their Ruddington Loyalty Card a different special deal each month. Lesley and her team would love to welcome you!

Please tell all your friends to come along on the first Saturday of every month (except January) between 9am and 12.30pm. You and they can leave your cars at home because Nottingham City Transport‘s Navy 3 and Green 10 buses, both stop right outside The White Horse.

If you’re a market trader wishing to book a stall here in the future, please click >>HERE<<.

You can read all about the background to Ruddington’s monthly market >>HERE<<.

Sep
8
Sun
Steam Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Sep 8 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services will be hauled by Heritage Steam – operating from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) on the Blue Timetable with 10.45, 12.45 and 14.45 departures.

All GCRN facilities will be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop.

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington’s village centre and Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GRC(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

Class J94 Hunslet 0-6-0 Austerity No. 68067 is hauling GCRN’s steam services for 2019

 

Sep
9
Mon
Mother & Baby Advice & Support Group @ Ruddington Arms
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are YOU a new mum? Former midwife Olivia Swift invites you along to her new course of weekly sessions in Ruddington, especially for mothers with babies up to six months old.

They’re taking place at The Ruddington Arms between 11am and 12.30pm each Monday from September 9th 2019 onwards.

Olivia says: “I offer professional, affordable, friendly support and education. From infant feeding and baby care, to individual breastfeeding support, we have all your parenting needs covered.”

She adds: “Classes are held within cosy establishments where babies and breastfeeding are welcomed. They’re a great way to meet other mums and share experiences in the local area, within an informal and sociable setting.”

Topics covered will include:

  • Sleep cycles and routine
  • Breastfeeding: positioning
  • Baby first aid
  • Dealing with a reluctant feeder
  • Common problems with newborns
  • Responsive bottle feeding

For your FREE introductory session please call Olivia on 07722 921660 or email enquiries@lotusmaternity.co.uk.

The weekly sessions are held in The Ruddington Arms

 

Sep
11
Wed
Ruddington Women’s Institute @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 11 @ 7:15 pm

Ruddington Women’s Institute are a friendly bunch and would love you to go along to meet them in person. They promise you a warm welcome and there will be no pressure to join when you visit. “Try before you buy!” If the WI suits you then you will be encouraged to join.

2019 DATES:

Wednesday 9th January
A talk on Ruddington’s “Mustard Seed Project” for Uganda

Wednesday 13th February
“Behind the Bookshelves” – The story of Bromley House Library – by Melanie Duffill-Jess.

Wednesday 13th March
“150 Years of Primary Education” – by Michael Dix.

Wednesday 10th April
“Annual Meeting” – Choose the team to run your W.I.

Wednesday 8th May
“Resolution Meeting” – Make your voice count!

Wednesday 12th June
“Colours of Bangladesh”

Wednesday 10th July
‘From Bee to You’ – A year in the honey bee hive – by Alec Thompson

Wednesday 14th August
‘Creating Joy From Paper’ by Sarah Manton

Wednesday 11th September
‘Harvest Supper’ – A Taste of Autumn

Further dates for 2019 TBA.

Sep
12
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

Sep
14
Sat
Ruddington Councillors’ Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ruddington Councillors' Surgery @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This is your monthly opportunity to go along and speak with your County and Borough Councillors about local issues. No appointment is necessary.

A Ruddington Parish Parish Councillor will also usually be present and, whenever possible, a representative from Rushcliffe Police. Please check the force’s social media before attending, to make sure, should you wish to raise policing concerns.

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group @ Education Centre
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Are you 8 to 13 years old? Interested in nature exploration and discovery, games and practical activities with other young people?

Then go and join in the fun!

Rushcliffe Country Park Wildlife Watch Group usually get together on the 2nd Saturday of every month, from 11.00am to 1.00pm, whatever the weather. Please meet up at the Education Room in Rushcliffe Country Park.

2019 Events

Sat 14th Jan – ‘Something to Crow About?
Discover the secret world of our corvids. Ever wondered where Magpies stash their treasure?Prepare to be Choughed.

Sat 9th Feb – ‘Nature’s Abundance’
How do humans benefit from nature’s stores? Be amazed by where our everyday foods and textiles come from.

Sat 9th Mar – Provisional activity – ‘Science in the Park’
Suggest you join us at Wollaton Park from 11:00 am until 4:00pm. Your feedback on this proposal would be welcomed.

Sat 13th Apr – ‘Park Homes for Rent’
Design a creature comfort, furnish a ‘des res’ for a bug, view where an upwardly mobile pair of swans might choose to live.

Sat 11th May – ‘Plants in the Park’
Discover the secret world of plants in our park. Ever wondered what makes a plant wild? When is a weed a flower?

Sat 8th Jun – ‘Dipping Deeply’
See what’s lurking below the surface in the park’s ponds. Come face to face with scary monsters. It’s part of NWT’s “30 Days Wild”.

Sat 13th Jul – ‘Buzzy Bees’
This one will be a hive of activity! Join them for a Waggle Dance. See these vital pollinators creating a buzz around our Country Park.

Further 2019 dates to follow….

Members and non-members are welcome. Under-8’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please go dressed for the weather!

Sep
15
Sun
Tea, Coffee & Cake @ Rushcliffe Country Park, Education Room
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tea, Coffee & home made Cakes are served from 9am to 3pm in the Education Room, which is next to the lake in Rushcliffe Country Park. It’s a fortnightly fundraiser by The Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

Organisers say: “The volunteer bakers and servers are happy to serve you. Being such a popular cafe we would welcome any cake bakers, expenses paid, or any help with serving on cafe open days.”

You can catch NCT’s Green 10C service all the way to our Country Park on Sundays.

The Friends’ Cafe

 

Sep
16
Mon
Ruddington Craft Group @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This creative village group usually meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except in August and around public holidays) from 10am to 12 noon in St Peter’s Rooms.

A ‘parchment card’ made by Ruddington Craft Group

Each meeting has a different theme – see below. Please contact Christine Gibson on 07967 245 308 if you’d like to go along.

2019 Dates

7th January
Brooches.

21st January
Felt Making.

4th February
Pompoms.

18th February
Stencilling.

4th March
Waterfall Cards

18th March
Easter Crafts

1st April
Parchment Cards

15th April
Iris Folding Easter Cards

13th May
Handbags

20th May
Mixed crafts

3rd June
Easel cards

17th June
Mixed crafts

1st July
Memory Plaques

15th July
A-Line Cards

(Then meetings resume in September)

The £3.50 cost is to cover tuition, materials and refreshments. Newcomers are welcome to go and learn a craft. Experience or expertise are not essential…

Ruddington & District U3A Meeting @ Methodist Church
Sep 16 @ 2:00 pm

U3A is short for The University of the Third Age – set up for retired and semi-retired people to share learning, fun and friendship by suggesting and arranging locally based interest groups.

The Ruddington & District Branch was formed in 2018.

Meetings on the third Monday afternoon of each month consist of a speaker, interest group updates and refreshments:-

SPEAKERS FOR 2019

January 21st
Rosemary Gibson –  ‘The Grantham Canal’

February 18th
John Whitfield – ‘The Kennedys’

March 18th
Howard Broughton – ‘Preservation of Barn Owls’

April 15th
‘Bess of Hardwick’ by Rosemary Gibson

May 20th
‘The Story of Lavender’ by Graham Hayes

June 17th
‘Lowdham Grange and the Prison Service’ by Geoff Parkinson.

July 15th
Bob Massey talks about ‘Nottingham on Sea’ – a sketch history of the town of Skegness from its earliest beginnings.

19th August
Carol Williams – “Ancestors, Dragons & Chopsticks”

16th September
Speaker TBC – “Green’s Mill”

21st October
Bob Reed – “We need to talk about toilets”

18th November
Lesley Taylor – “Lesley talks Rubbish”

16th December
John Todd – “Problems of the N.H.S.”

Each meeting also gives time for notices, reports, discussion, questions and socialising. Please take your membership card.

For further details or information on how to join please email rudd_u3a@yahoo.com.

Sep
17
Tue
Ruddington Women’s Fellowship @ The Methodist Church
Sep 17 @ 2:30 pm
Ruddington Women's Fellowship @ The Methodist Church | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

Meetings and talks are in Ruddington Methodist Church Schoolroom, usually on two Tuesdays each month, from 2.30pm to 4.00pm.

Please telephone Mrs Jean Brockelsby on 0115-9989-638 or Marilyn Hicks on 0115-921-3112 for more information.

2019 Guest Speakers/Events:

15th January  – (12noon – please note time!) New Year Celebrations – Fish & Chip Lunch with Ruddington Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship

5th February – Lace Market Theatre, Lorna McCulloch

18th February – Nottingham Street Pastors

5th March – A concert by lyrical soNGbirds

19th March –  A talk by BBC Radio Nottingham Breakfast co-presenter Sarah Julian

2nd April – Zoe Parton from Ruddington’s Honeycomb Christian Charity Shop

16th April – Former Ruddington Methodist Minister Mike Lees gives his “Thoughts for Easter”

7th May – Faith Tea and natter

21st May – Annual General Meeting plus “Cake & Poems”

The programme then resumes on Tuesday 17th September… with guests TBC

Sep
19
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.

‘Ruddington Rhythm’ Music Night @ The Cottage Hotel
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Ruddington Rhythm is a free, fun and friendly music night, on the 3rd Thursday of every month, at Ruddington’s Cottage Hotel.

It’s organised by singer and guitarist Ron McSweeney. The mixture of performers comes with a mixture of styles: pop, folk, country, easy listening, Americana, blues, and a mixture of instruments: guitars, fiddles, accordions, ukuleles…

It’s all very friendly and welcoming to new audience members and performers alike and it’s free to attend (apart from asking you to buy a drink – perhaps the odd glass of wine, or a pint or two!?).

It runs from 8.00pm until 11.00pm.

You can read about the history of this monthly Ruddington acoustic music night >>HERE<<.

The Cottage Hotel
Sep
20
Fri
Ruddington Business Partnership @ The Ruddington Arms
Sep 20 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Ruddington Business Partnership is a networking event for local business and trades people.  You can join in from 8am-9am every 3rd Friday of the month at The Ruddington Arms.

No booking is required and this is a FREE event.  However networkers are kindly asked to buy a tea or coffee at the venue, please.

Sep
22
Sun
Diesel Train Rides @ Great Central Railway
Sep 22 @ 10:45 am – 2:45 pm

Services operate from Ruddington to Loughborough Junction (via East Leake) and will be hauled by Heritage Diesel on the Yellow Timetable with 10.45, 12.45, 13.45 and 14.45 departures.

All GCRN facilities will be open including Miniature Railway, Model Railway, Heritage Transport section, Cafe, Visitor Centre, Children’s Play Area and the Gift Shop.

Tickets are available online >>HERE<< or you can pay on the day. On Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays you can access the Heritage Centre direct from Ruddington centre & Nottingham aboard the Nottingham City Transport 10C service – or put in NG11 6JS if using a Sat Nav.

There’s more information on the GCR(N) website www.gcrn.co.uk

GCRN 2019 guest diesel loco Class 31 – D5830.   {Photo by Howard Sloan}
Rag Rug Workshop @ Chapel Art Gallery
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

The workshop will take place in the Old Chapel and (weather permitting) the garden.

This event is led by Common Threads, supported by knitting students and the museum’s volunteers. Everyone’s welcome.

You’re asked to take in your old clothes and sacks (donations can be made in advance) for backing and then enjoy this traditional craft in this unique, Ruddington heritage setting.

To find out more, please contact the museum on 0115 984 6914.

 

 

Sep
25
Wed
Ruddington Gardeners’ Association @ The Hermitage,
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm

Ruddington Gardeners’ Association was originally established in 1934 to promote and encourage the interests and activities of all those who enjoy gardening. Whether you already have an allotment, a garden at home or a simple window box, the Association has something of interest to offer you.

All meetings are Wednesday 7.00pm for 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

2019 Meetings & Events

30th January
“Introduction to Bonsai” with Corin Tomlinson of Greenwood Bonsai Studio, Nottingham.

27th February
Annual General Meeting followed by a “cheese-themed” social evening.

27th March
“Bombs to Butterflies: Rushcliffe Country Park” with Jean Gray from Friends of Rushcliffe Country Park.

24th April
Jo Bennison (Bennison Peonies, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire) “Peonies”

29th May
Rod Weston (Master Composter, Hugglescote, Leicester) “Garden and Allotment Composting”

26th June
Alan Clements (Cascades Gardens, Bonsall, Derbyshire) “From Jungle to Paradise”

25th September
Christopher Terrell-Nield (Nottingham Trent University) “Bunny Old Wood: Its History and Flora”

30th October
Tracey Beaty (Medical Herbalist, Oak Leaf Herbal Clinic, Loughborough) “Save Your Weeds”

27th November
“RGA Members’ Forum”

Annual Membership: £5 plus £2 per meeting; Visitors: £3 per meeting

Hermitage-exterior
The Hermitage

Complimentary refreshments at all meetings.
Please ring 0115 9841687 for further details.

Sep
26
Thu
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Village Museum Open @ St Peter's Rooms | Ruddington | England | United Kingdom

This museum is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school.

Founded in 1968, it explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green.

The Village Museum is open from Easter to the end of September.

Thursdays
10.00am – noon

Bank Holiday Mondays
2.00pm – 4.30pm

Adult admission is just £1.50 | Concessions £1.00 |  Children over five 50p 

If going by bus as part of a #RuddyGoodDayOut you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 or Green 10 to Church Street.