Susan’s ‘Grand Day Out’ in Ruddington!

Our village is to feature on national television again this week thanks to Glaswegian comedian Susan Calman. For the second episode of her seventh series of ‘Grand Day Out’ on Channel Five, Susan hits the road to Nottinghamshire – including a visit to Ruddington’s increasingly famous Framework Knitters’ Museum. Amongst other things, she’s taught how to knit on one of the Griswold circular knitting machines. Although filming for this episode happened in April, those at the Chapel Street tourist attraction have been sworn to secrecy until now.  Even Susan’s rather…

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July Village Market

Organised by Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP), Ruddington Village Market is held on the first Saturday of each month from 9am to 2pm. Since it was launched in February 2019, the open market has become a magnet for shoppers from our village as well as much further afield. There’s a large variety of stalls on The Green plus a chance to visit Ruddington’s many local shops and retailers. On Saturday 6th July there will again be over seventy traders alongside other stalls and stands on the village green. Among these will be the ‘Market Bar’ and Ruddington Parish…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

This is an annual, traditional, family Funfair called Ruddington ‘Wakes’. It is run by David Cox Family Amusements, and it’ll run until Sunday 30th of June on Sellors’ Recreation Ground – also known as Sellors’ Playing Field – running along Wilford Road. The 5-day event continues on Friday 28th June at 5pm – and will start from 2pm this weekend (Sat 29th & Sun 30th). If you live in Ruddington, walking to the Funfair is recommended. For those not in the village there’s some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 bus…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

This is an annual, traditional, event called Ruddington ‘Wakes’ and it’s run by David Cox Family Amusements. The Funfair runs until Sunday 30th June on Sellors’ Playing Field/Recreation Ground, along Wilford Road. The family event start-time is 5pm on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th June – and from 2pm at the weekend. If you live in Ruddington, walking to the Funfair is recommended. For those not in the village there’s some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair alighting at Paget Crescent bus stop. The…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

This annual, traditional, Funfair is called Ruddington ‘Wakes’ and the 5-day family event continues at the weekend. It starts from 2pm on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of June at Sellors’ Playing Field/Recreation Ground, alongside Wilford Road. If you live in Ruddington, walking to the Funfair is recommended. For those not in the village there’s some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch NCT’s Navy 3 bus service direct to the fair alighting at Paget Crescent bus stop. The Green 10 bus takes you as far as the village centre…

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Ruddington ‘Wakes’ Funfair

This is an annual, traditional, family event.  The Funfair called Ruddington ‘Wakes’, run by David Cox Family Amusements, is on from Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th of June on Sellors’ Recreation Ground/Playing Field, beside Wilford Road. The 5-day event starts at 5pm on Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and begins from 2pm at the weekend.  Entry is FREE, then you pay per person for each ride. If you live in Ruddington, walking to the Funfair is recommended. For those not in the village there’s some free onsite parking. Alternatively, except on Sunday, you can catch NCT’s…

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Ruddington Makers’ Night 2024

This year’s Makers’ Night is taking place on Friday 21st June from 4pm until 9pm across several village centre venues. It’s organised by the ‘Market’ team from Ruddington Village Community Partnership (RVCP) and will see dozens of stalls in St Peter’s Church, The Framework Knitters’ Museum, Cottage Hotel, Ruddington Methodist Hall and Philo’s. (N.B. There will be no stalls on The Green this time around.) Makers’ Night 2024 will be showcasing over 50 local and regional crafters, creators, artists and designers, bringing everything from fine art to exquisite jewellery. There’ll also be stalls in…

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Museum Volunteers’ Special Day

On His Majesty’s 75th birthday last November we reported the very happy news that individuals and groups volunteering at Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum (FWK) had been awarded the prestigious King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest Royal accolade a local voluntary group can receive in the UK, and is equivalent to an MBE. FWK was one of 262 local charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive our new King’s first awards in 2023. Their work, along with others from across the UK, aims to remind us about all the…

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Ruddington Beer Festival

It’s the second day of  ‘Ruddfest 2024! The annual beer, cider, food and music festival continues today, Friday 7th June until Sunday 9th June. This epic event in Ruddington is now in its 10th year. It’s FREE and starts at midday on each day. Ruddfest is centred around the main marquee on The Green. This year around 100 beers and ciders are planned across its participating venues – with The Frame Breakers, The White Horse and The Red Lion taking part. You can read more about this year’s RuddFest >>HERE<<. RuddFest requests you to drink responsibly.…

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Ruddington Beer Festival

It’s the third day of  ‘Ruddfest 2024! The annual beer, cider, food and music festival continues today, Saturday 8th June. This FREE event in Ruddington is now in its 10th year and begins at 12-noon. Ruddfest is centred around the main marquee on The Green (above). This year around 100 beers and ciders are planned across its participating venues – with The Frame Breakers, The White Horse and The Red Lion taking part. You can read more about this year’s RuddFest >>HERE<<. RuddFest requests you to drink responsibly. Organiser John Noble says: “It’s a proud moment…

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