Model Railway Exhibition

If you like model railways then you’ll like the exhibition on from 10am to 4pm at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. NTCH says “A wide selection of railway layouts of all scales including trade stands to buy that missing part. Site entry free, admission fee applicable for the event.” NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a minature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups onsite. It’s a great place for a day out because Nottingham THC is “Home of The Heritage Cafe, Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society,…

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Auto Jumble

Auto Jumble will be at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre between 10am and 4pm. NTCH says “Time to tidy out your garages and sheds, bring along, sell and buy more bits to replace!” For more details on stalls contact nthcevents@gmail.com. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a minature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups onsite. It’s a great place for a day out because Nottingham THC is “Home of The Heritage Cafe, Nottingham Heritage Railway, Nottingham Area Bus Society, Nottingham SMEE, Ruddington MRC, EMRT, Barnwrights &…

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Barton Ex-employee Day

This event will be a trip down memory lane for former Barton staff. Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre says it’s “a chance for ex-employees of Barton Transport to gather and reminisce amongst a collection of preserved vehicles from the fleet.“ The Barton Ex-employee Day on Sunday 22nd May is open to all visitors between 10am and 4pm at the Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre. NTHC is one of Ruddington’s family visitor attractions from going on a minature train ride to looking around the various heritage groups onsite. It’s a great place for a day out because Nottingham…

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New Museum Manager Announced

Following the stepping back of former manager and curator Jim Grevatte, Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum has just revealed its latest boss. After completing “a competitive recruitment process” for their new ‘Operations Manager’ role, the venues’ Trustees say they are “delighted” to announce that Ruddington resident Sarah Godfrey has been appointed. Sarah is already well known for her extensive community work within our village. The Trustees add: “With a strong arts background, Sarah brings us an unusual combination of both creativity and commercial awareness, as well as a wealth of experience…

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The Bottle Top’s Alex is The Tops!

A Ruddington businesswoman has just been named as one of the UK’s most inspirational and dynamic female entrepreneurs. Alex Preston (pictured top), who founded The Bottle Top in our village with husband Anthony in May 2019, is being profiled among one hundred ‘f:Entrepreneurs’ from across the country, as part of Small Business Britain‘s ‘#ialso100′ campaign. This celebrates the multi-achievements of women running businesses in the UK today. Her shop, on Ruddington’s High Street, is a sustainable general store and tap room which showcases a number of small and local producers from craft beer to zero waste…

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Night at the Museum

Those attending the official re-opening of Ruddington’s famous Framework Knitters’ Museum this week got to see it in a different light…. the dark! Staff and volunteers at Ruddington’s now internationally acclaimed tourist attraction welcomed invited guests to see the newly expanded site at four o’clock on Tuesday afternoon (23rd November) – and it was soon apparent why this time was chosen. As night fell, the workers’ cottages – recently restored to how they would have looked in 1890 – and the museum’s new ‘community garden’ were lit by candles and other…

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New Team at the Tearoom

One of Ruddington’s much-loved hospitality venues has reopened today under new management – and also with a more contemporary, new look. The Old Bakehouse Tearoom on Church Street had been closed since the start of July to allow for repairs and alterations to the interior by its new owner Eve Kirk. She took over the reigns from Lesley Wells during this summer due to Lesley’s retirement. Eve is pictured above (centre) with new staff members Jess (left) and Serena (right), who both live in Ruddington. Eve explains: “I worked in a cafe…

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Ruddington’s Ready for The Glorious 12th!

Okay. So we’re talking about the 12th of April rather than the 12th of August. Moreover, this month no grouse (grouses? grice? – Ed) will be put in peril. However, Monday is poised to be the glorious day which most residents have been longing for – when Ruddington’s non-essential shops, salons, outdoor hospitality, gyms and certain other establishments can finally reopen after our third ‘lockdown’! After three months of further tight controls to ‘control the Coronavirus’, now the vaccine rollout is well underway across England, the Government ‘roadmap’ has navigated us…

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Ruddington’s One Day ‘COVID’ Christmas

The new and more infectious mutation of the Coronavirus, which is now spreading alarmingly across Britain, has caused dozens of countries to suspend travel from the UK as well as halting freight across The English Channel – leading to worries about food shortages. It’s also confounded festive plans for many in our village and beyond. Not only must our many hospitality businesses remain closed throughout (except for takeaways or delivery) but any long distance family get-togethers in our homes have had to be cancelled, too. For now, Ruddington remains in Tier 3 – which is…

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Hospitality Takes Another Hit as Ruddington Goes ‘Tier 2’

Ruddington businesses are weighing up the impact of new restrictions which have been set out by the Government today to tackle the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases in Nottinghamshire. If approved by MPs, the changes announced by Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, this evening will see a new, three tier system of local Coronavirus alert levels – in which different parts of England will be placed into ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ categories. These proposals will be voted on tomorrow in Parliament before coming into force on Wednesday. Mr Johnson said that further action is required now…

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