NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church: Catch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Ruddington Church. The chapel of St Mary, built in 1459, became Ruddington’s parish church when St Peter’s Church in nearby Flawford was demolished in 1773. Much of the current Grade II listed Gothic style building dates from 1824 but it retains the chancel and steeple from the ancient fabric. The impressive manual pipe organ was installed in 1908 and made by Brindley & Foster of Sheffield. The church is in frequent use for worship as well as other village events…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Graves of the Rorke’s Drift Survivors

The Graves of the Rorke’s Drift Survivors: Catch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Ruddington Church. A short walk along Vicarage Lane will take you to Shaw Street Cemetery. It contains the graves of no less than three of the survivors of just 150 British and colonial troops who successfully defended the Rorke’s Drift garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors in South Africa in 1879. The recently restored headstones of Privates Caleb Wood, James Marshall and Robert Tongue (pictured) can all be found fairly easily.

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | The Village Museum

The Village Museum: Catch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Ruddington Church. This is housed within part of St Peter’s Rooms, which was Ruddington’s former Victorian school. Founded in 1968, the museum explores retail life in late Victorian and early Edwardian Ruddington through a series of displays which recreate the village shops of yesteryear. These include the world’s oldest surviving fish and chip shop interior – relocated from the original premises on the corner of Ruddington High Street and The Green. The museum is open from Easter until the end…

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