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

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 Opens Its Gardens AND Remembers Jo Cox

RuddFest may be over for another year but you can look forward to two MORE big community events in our village this month – both on the same weekend. Firstly, Ruddington Parish Council is hosting The Great Get Together again this year – on Saturday June 23rd. Councillor Paul Reedman writes: “Building on the success of our Community Picnic last year we are increasing our activities and, for the more sedate amongst us, we are holding a Great Get Together Tea Party at the St Peter’s Rooms from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Cake…

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Ruddington’s Tribute to Jo Cox

This weekend the people of Ruddington will come together in celebration of the life of late MP  Jo Cox who was brutally killed on the street in her Batley & Spenborough constituency one a year ago on the 16th of June 2016. Jo was murdered by a man in the name of nationalism and her husband, Brendan, has called upon all communities in the United Kingdom to come together during the weekend of the 16th to the 18th of June 2017 to commemorate Jo “…to show that we will not be divided and turned against each other…

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