Arrests Made After Railway Vandalism

Nottinghamshire Police say they have arrested two boys in connection with the criminal damage at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway site on Monday (29th April). Volunteers at our village heritage centre have estimated that the attack – reportedly involving around half a dozen young people who smashed a total of 112 windows on various items of coaching stock and two diesel railcars – will cost around £80,000 to repair. They were then disturbed by a volunteer and are believed to have fled on bikes toward Rushcliffe Country Park. It has prompted dismay and…

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Vandals Cause £80,000 Damage to Heritage Railway

Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham) is appealing for your help to catch those responsible for a relentless campaign of thefts and mindless acts of vandalism at the much loved, village tourist attraction. Director Phil Stanway reveals that, over the past six to eight weeks, their site has been subjected to an ongoing and concerted spate of theft and vandalism attacks – involving multiple break ins to vehicles and buildings and deliberate damage on a large scale. All along the railway, which operates 10 miles from the base at Ruddington, through East Leake to…

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Ruddington Company Raises Over £700 for Charity

A Ruddington based human resources firm has revealed it raised over £700 for a community charity during an event just before Easter. Nottingham’s first ever “DisruptHR” event, at the Canalhouse in the City, was organised by People First, which is part of MHR and operates from Ruddington Hall. It saw over 80 business leaders and HR professionals attend an informal evening which the company said was designed to be “thought provoking” and to “challenge current thinking in the areas of human resources and people management”. During the event, a line-up of…

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Easter With Our Framework Knitters

Easter will be a busy time at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum with events for villagers and visitors of all ages. This year it’s supporting Knit for Peace by using its historic, Griswold circular knitting machines to knit strips to be sewn into blankets – and is inviting anyone to have a try. Museum assistant Helen Brownett says: “Do come along and join us on any of the Easter weekend days, from Friday 19th April to Monday 21st April, 11-4 to get involved. You can knit on the machines; you can sew the blankets;…

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Family’s Fundraiser To Bring Baby Argyle Home

A Ruddington family is appealing for help to raise funds – to allow them to get their five month old baby boy home from hospital. After a complicated pregnancy, Argyle and his twin sister Thorunn, were born via cesarean section at the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) on October 24th last year at 35 weeks – weighing 6.4Ibs and 5.5Ibs respectively. Apart from a few feeding issues at the very start, baby Argyle appeared happy and healthy – however his breathing always seemed difficult. His mum and dad Charlotte and Kenny…

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Ruddington Teenager’s Lifesaving Donation

A selfless, seventeen year old is back home in Ruddington – after making a donation which could have saved someone’s life. Chloe Robinson is a Sixth Form student at Rushcliffe School who’s studying for her A-Levels. Last year a team from the Anthony Nolan charity went into her school to encourage pupils to sign up to the Bone Marrow Register. Chloe and quite a few of her friends did so – but then thought nothing more about it. However, In December, Chloe received a call from the transplant team in…

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Ruddington’s Bloomin’ Good Charity

Much has happened at 4, Easthorpe Street since Bloomin’ Dementia was launched with some high profile help from Nottingham Forest footballers Chris Cohen and Danny Fox back in November 2017. The Ruddington based charity was formed with the aim of giving a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families. As well as all the outreach services they offer, their office (“The Hub”) is where anyone can just pop in for a warm welcome, information and advice – with a special lounge area decked out in a 1960s style where it’s hoped people with…

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Exciting Year Ahead for Framework Knitters’ Museum

Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum on Chapel Street is gearing up for what it hopes could be its most successful year to date. Further to securing Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF) last year, plans are now afoot to put the museum’s ambitious redevelopment and expansion project – christened “A Right Good Yarn” – in motion. This will see the site as we know it transformed {artist impressions courtesy of FWKM – top and below}, with a new visitor route, enhanced interactive displays and exhibitions, a new and improved shop and café, and lots…

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Ruddington Rail Depot Appeal Boost

It’s hoped Ruddington’s famous, restored High Speed Train won’t have to spend another winter out in the cold following a huge boost for The 125 Group’s Depot appeal. RailUK Forums has agreed to donate £4,100.01 – bringing the grand total raised to £78,142.96. That’s over three quarters of the way to their target of £100,000 to build a new all-weather facility at Great Central Railway (Nottingham)‘s Heritage Centre, off Mere Way. As we’ve reported previously, our resident Prototype HST Power Car 41001 and its six Mk3 coaches are currently subject to…

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Fancy Doing Something New in 2019?

If you’re aged 18 or over, and can spare a few hours a week or month, Ruddington District Girlguiding needs YOU! Our relatively large village is home to two Rainbow packs, two Brownies packs, one Guide pack and one Rangers section. Recent adventures across the sections include designing a sandwich and packaging, crazy golf and Country Park games. More adult help is now needed to continue such activities in 2019 – with fundraising at Asda (via packing bags) and a district camp for all sections already organised in the coming weeks.…

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