Telly Fame For Our Framework Knitters!

Ruddington will feature on national television again this week – after a well known presenter and her camera crew secretly dropped in on one of our village’s heritage attractions earlier in the year. It was at the start of February that BBC1‘s Bargain Hunt came to Nottinghamshire, where host Natasha Raskin Sharp and experts Ben Cooper and Izzie Balmer brought the two teams antique hunting. During the morning of Friday February 4th Natasha visited Ruddington’s Framework Knitters’ Museum on Chapel Street to discover how a 16th-century curate revolutionised the world of knitting –…

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Our Parkrun Celeb is Still ‘Dancing on Ice’!

Excitement is mounting as Ruddington’s most famous park runner continues to progress in a top-rated, national, television contest. Stef Reid MBE, a track and field paralympian who competes for Team GB, has become one of the big stars of the fourteenth series of ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’. Guided by professional partner and choreographer Andy Buchanan, viewers nationwide have watched in admiration as the novice skater has progressed all the way through to Week 6 of the competition. She’s up against other stars who’re still in it such as Coronation Street actress…

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Ruddington’s Royal Date with Kate

If you settle down to watch “Royal Carols: Together at Christmas”, being shown this Christmas Eve on ITV, be sure to look out for a couple of well known faces from our village. Attending the star-studded evening at Westminster Abbey, by special invitation from Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge, was Ruddington Co-op Member Pioneer Gwen Eyre (above left) who took along Carol Jaggers (right) as her guest. Carol and Gwen co-organise the over 55s coffee morning in Ruddington, whilst Carol has volunteered with Ruddington Girl-Guiding and the local food banks for many…

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Voice UK Star’s Ruddington Roots

If Saturday night TV talent shows are one of your weekly treats then you may well have already seen Eliza Gutteridge. Last weekend the 16 year old singer wowed the judges during the blind audition stage of The Voice UK on ITV, and the familiar local surname is no co-incidence because her family is from here. In fact the Gutteridges can trace their Ruddington roots back to 1640! Several relatives, who’re still in Ruddington, were glued to her performance of “Wild Horses” by Birdy last Saturday night as the self-confessed Tom Jones…

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Location, Location, Location!

Ruddington is destined to be back on the national homebuyers’ radar soon after another visit from the popular Channel 4 property programme – presented by Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp (pictured). Villagers were alerted to the filming of an episode of “Location, Location, Location” here when cameras and crew appeared on The Green this morning.  The reality show, now in its 17th year, follows Phil and Kirstie trying to find the perfect home for a different set of buyers each week. The house being viewed today is on Clifton Road and being marketed by Thomas James. The local estate agent posted on Facebook…

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