Framework Knitters’ Big Knitathon

One hundred and fifty years’ ago, framework knitters led incredibly hard lives. They were expected to work six days a week from 12 to 16 hours a day. This weekend, Frameshop Coordinator Matt Hamilton (pictured top) will be recreating an authentic frame knitting shift in a bid to raise over £1000 for Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum. Matt explained the inspiration for the ‘Big Knitathon’ came about “…from visitors who regularly say ‘we don’t know we’re born’ – referencing the fact that we don’t realise how good we have it today. So,…

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Ruddington Railway Fundraiser gives £1.35K to Charity

A High Speed Train 40th anniversary event at Ruddington’s Great Central Railway has raised £1,350 for charity. Railway Children was presented with a cheque yesterday (Tuesday 6th December) by fundraisers from the 125 Group, the Great Central Railway (Nottingham) and East Midlands Trains. The cash was raised at a special event that took place at the Heritage Centre on the 19th of November where a visiting East Midlands Trains HST ran throughout the day to mark its 40th anniversary. It was the first time that this formation of train operated on this line and proved…

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Ruddington’s Six Hundred Pound Spin

Organisers of a BBC Children in Need “24 hour Spin Challenge” in Ruddington are celebrating raising £591.50 for the kids charity – so far! Scott Cawthan and Ryan Charlesworth (pictured) completed their gruelling challenge at midday today at The Project Body UK Gym and Wellness Centre on The Green after cycling through the night. Other cyclists joined in by doing 30 minute spin sessions alongside them – in exchange for a donation in the bucket for Pudsey. Nationally the total raised on Children in Need night hit a new record of £46,624,259. Sponsorship money is still being collected at…

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