Ruddington Remembers 100 Years On

This morning, at Ruddington’s War Memorial, hundreds of villagers gathered in the sunshine on the date and time exactly a century ago that the signing of the Armistice marked the official end of the First World War. This Centenary was an especially poignant time to remember the sixty one servicemen from our own village, who fought for their country between 1914 and 1918, but who never returned home to their families. Preceded by bell-ringing at St Peter’s Church, and a parade of flag-bearing local organisations including representatives from Ruddington Royal British Legion,…

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Join Ruddington’s 2018 Poppy Challenge!

Sunday November 11th 2018 commemorates 100 years since the end of World War One. To commemorate this, Ruddington Royal British Legion is running “The Poppy Challenge.” Branch Secretary Louise Mote explains: “We’re inviting everyone to join in the fun, whilst raising much-needed funds for the annual Poppy Appeal. The Poppy Challenge invites you to submit as many entries as you like in any of the three categories: painting, drawing and baking. So dust off your paint brushes, sharpen your pencils, or put your pinny on and get baking!” The baking challenge…

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Ruddington Donations Arrive in Uganda

On 1st June 2018, trustees and volunteers for Ruddington based charity The Mustard Seed Project (Uganda) waved goodbye to a 40 foot container which was crammed full of items that were sourced and donated to send to Uganda. Trustee, Ruth Keen writes: The filling of the container was the result of many, many months’ worth of researching, collecting, sorting, packing and labelling of a great assortment of items, which will change and improve so many lives in the African country. There were so many donations from our wonderful community, including…

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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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Heritage Railway Fundraising Milestones Reached

It’s just over a year since we reported an historic moment for The Great Central Railway – when a new bridge rejoining two sections of the line divided for almost half a century was lowered into place. This structure (right) bridges the gap over the Midland Mainline. However, in order for trains to begin running all the way from Ruddington to Birstall again, there is still much work to be done. That includes repairing the existing canal bridge at Loughborough (GCR’s top photo) for which a fundraising milestone has just…

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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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Can You Spare Some Coppers for Coppers?

A Ruddington dog lover has launched an online fundraising appeal for her pet’s favourite exercise spot – after poor weekend weather put people off attending a special event there aimed at raising more cash to maintain and improve it. Rain fell on Sunday (26th August) as the 3rd Anniversary “Fun Dog Show” was taking place in and around Coppers Dog Activity Trail at Rushcliffe Country Park – keeping many pooches and their owners away. The woodland trail, designed exclusively for canines, was created and built with over one thousand volunteer hours and opened…

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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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Flood of Villagers’ Support Saves Butchers … For Now

It seems that miracles DO sometimes happen – even here in Ruddington! We are delighted to reveal that Ruddington Village Butchers will remain open for business this Monday morning after all. On Thursday we reported how despairing Shane Ginty said he could see “no way out” of his financial dilemma – after a recent drop in custom meant his Church Street shop had been trading at a loss for the past few months. He was on the verge of bankruptcy and told us: “Barring a miracle it looks like I’m going…

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Butcher Needs “a Miracle” to Avoid Closure

WE HAVE TWO DAYS TO SAVE RUDDINGTON VILLAGE BUTCHERS! It’s been revealed that one of our cheeriest shopkeepers will have to shut his unique business for good unless a lifeline can be found before the end of trading tomorrow (Saturday 28th July). An uncharacteristically melancholy Shane Ginty told RUDDINGTON.info he can now see “no way out” of his financial dilemma after a recent drop in custom has meant his shop trading at a loss for the past few months. A steady decline in footfall – which has been made even worse…

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