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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Bloomin’ Well Done!

A Ruddington based charity, which aims to give a better quality of life to dementia sufferers and their families, is celebrating raising over five hundred pounds this summer to continue its work. This is after Bloomin’ Dementia was selected as Ruddington Parish Council‘s ‘Charity of the Year’ – enabling it to benefit from collections and other fundraisers held in 2018. “We are very proud and pleased for that to be the case; especially in the village where our ‘Charity Hub’ resides” said trustee Andy Hallam. “Our small organisation now has the feeling of a…

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NG11 Foodbank supports Ruddington

Over the years, the Ruddington community have provided incredible support for the NG11 Foodbank, with gifts of food and toiletries made to donation points across the village. In the last year alone, for example, Co-op shoppers donated almost 2000kg of food; the children of James Peacock School collected nearly 200kg for their Harvest Festival; and recently, Sainsbury’s have been donating their surplus fresh and baked produce for next-day distribution. Thanks to this amazing generosity, the Foodbank was able to help 1,427 people in the NG11 area in the last 12…

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Open Gardens Raises over £2K for Children’s Charities

Organisers are celebrating the success of last weekend’s “Ruddington Open Gardens” – after the final tally revealed that £2280 was raised for kids’ charities! This total will be split between Save the Children and Action for Children. Over 400 people bought the special programmes and enjoyed perfect weather for the biennial event on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday 24th June – when 14 village gardens and allotments were opened to the public. Many were serving refreshments whilst other attractions included “live” music in the Methodist Church, teas in the church hall, a…

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Village Car Dealer Expands into Vans

A Ruddington based business which prides itself on sourcing quality used cars to customers’ exact requirements has announced it will now offer the same bespoke service for those wanting vans. National Car Finder was launched at Kempson Court in April 2016 by Jon Lee. He previously worked as a car auctioneer for almost 30 years – a job which brought him to live in Ruddington around 14 years’ ago. He told RUDDINGTON.info: “The idea of a business which would help people save money and get the right car just ate…

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The Screaming Valenta Needs a Roof!

A charity is aiming to raise £100,000 to build a new diesel maintenance depot to house the prototype High Speed Train Power Car 41001 and six Mk3 coaches. The 125 Group needs donations to achieve its long-term goal to construct the building at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway (Nottingham). The depot will provide a secure, all weather, facility to enable the 125 Group to continue maintenance of its existing fleet and a restoration home for the Production HST power cars which the charity aims to acquire in the future. The 125…

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