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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‘Ruddington Rhythm’ Launches!

Our village’s regular, acoustic music night now has a new name. The monthly gathering at The Cottage Hotel will be known as ‘Ruddington Rhythm’ in the future – rather than ‘Ruddington Folk & Blues’. Organiser Ron McSweeney explains: “I have been considering a change of name for several months. I realised that some people were ‘put off’ attending as audience members by ‘Folk & Blues’ conveying a narrow area of music. We always had a wide range of styles and genres so the name now reflects the diverse music that is performed.” Singer…

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Celebrating Michael Bugg’s Life

Friends and family of a popular Ruddington man who died in a tragic accident in August are putting on a day of events in his memory. As well as his partner Kelly Russell and two-year old daughter Scarlett, Michael Bugg had two other big loves in his life – football and music.  So, on Sunday October 30th, they’re staging “BuggFest 2016”.  The morning will see a game of football featuring mostly players from the former Bricklayers Arms and White Horse soccer sides at Elms Park. Then, in the afternoon and early evening, The White…

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