Getting Festive at Ruddington Christmas Market

The team behind Ruddington’s popular monthly market is ready to pull out all the festive stops next Saturday, as ‘Ruddington Village Christmas Market’ returns for 2022. Organised by the Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), this year’s Christmas market is set to be an even bigger event after the wet and windy market of 2021; with over 100 indoor and outdoor stalls of food, drink and gifts, two covered pop-up bars and stages of live music, and children’s activities. In a change to the format from last year, the Christmas market…

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NTHC Fireworks Spectacular 2022

On Sunday 6th November Ruddington’s famous ‘Fireworks Spectacular’ is taking place at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. {Please note that it is NOT SATURDAY 5TH as has previously been listed on the web.} NTHC’s annual evening display for Guy Fawkes night features a funfair, hot food, sweet stalls and sideshows. There’ll be a licensed bar and live music. Also the model railway and miniature train rides will be available. However, bear in mind NTHC’s 2022 event does not include a bonfire nor ‘big’ trains running a heritage rail service. You can pay…

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October Village Market

Our popular monthly market promises a super shopping experience with a great variety of stallholders on The Green and a chance to visit our local shops and retailers, too. This month’s Ruddington Village Market on Saturday 1st October is again scheduled to have over seventy traders on The Green from 9.00am until 12.30pm. The full list of this month’s visiting retailers – with their corresponding stall numbers on the map – is shown below. The monthly market is a project of the award winning Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP).  The market has…

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Platinum Jubilee Village Events

Join in Sunday’s final day of Ruddington events to celebrate Her Majesty’s record breaking reign – taking place at various village venues. To mark the The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, our village has been decorated with red, white and blue flowers, ribbons, flags and yarn bombing displays. There’s even amazing new graffiti artwork to go and see on Sellors’ Playing Field (below). Also there’s ‘Life in Ruddington’ at the library, created in partnership by Ruddington Museum & Ruddington History Society, and the history of the Ruddington WI inside the Framework Knitters’ Museum…

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Platinum Jubilee Village Events

Come and celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s record breaking reign – starts today Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June.  To mark the Platinum Jubilee our village has been decorated with red, white and blue flowers, ribbons, flags and yarn bombing displays. The Green will be home to beacon lighting, a tree-planting ceremony and a community picnic, followed by games and live music, for all to enjoy. Also lots of events involving dancing, crafting, eating and drinking at various village venues. Here are some Thursday 2nd of June highlights:  8.30am…

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June Village Market

Happy Platinum Jubilee! Ruddington’s award winning monthly Village Market starts ay 9am as usual but is extending its hours this Saturday until 2pm on The Green – with almost 80 stalls, more music acts, even a £20 voucher to be won if you leave the car at home! And don’t miss the Tree Planting ceremony to mark HM the Queen’s seventy year celebrations. Also there’s a new NCT discounted Market Day bus travel ticket if you come to Ruddington via Nottingham City Transport buses. Village Market organisers say: “We’re super excited to be partnering with Nottingham City…

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Platinum Jubilee Village Events

See Saturday’s events to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s record breaking reign running in Ruddington (until Sunday 5th June) at The Green and various village venues. To mark the Platinum Jubilee our village has been decorated with red, white and blue flowers, ribbons, flags and yarn bombing displays. Also there’s been ‘Life in Ruddington’ at the library, created in partnership by Ruddington Museum & Ruddington History Society, and the history of the Ruddington WI inside the Framework Knitters’ Museum (FKM). Some Saturday 4th June highlights:  9.30am Children’s Craft sessions at St…

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Ruddington Village Celebrates VE Day with the Help of Local Traders

Following the success of the Instagram Live ‘Virtual’ market, traders from Ruddington Village Market came together to showcase their products in a limited edition VE Day hamper to help the village commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), which marked the end of the Second World War against Germany. The hampers were a huge success, with a total of 77 being prepared for residents of Ruddington to collect from The Bottle Top on the morning of the celebrations. Preparing such a large number while maintaining social distancing was…

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Virtual VE Day in Ruddington!

If society was operating normally, the weekend of 8th to 10th May would have been a period of national commemoration for the 75th Anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe), which marked the end of the Second World War against Germany. In Ruddington, a community event was scheduled to take place on The Green on Saturday 9th May. Unfortunately, like numerous other events, this has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdown. Given our current requirement is to “Stay at Home”, an alternative way of marking this historically significant…

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