Uganda Takes Centre Stage at School Celebrations

Back in August we posted about the summer fundraisers for Ruddington’s Mustard Seed Project and about their role in helping James Peacock School celebrate the 50th anniversary of its move to Manor Park. Now those involved can reflect on all that’s been achieved! The project’s Charlene Robinson writes: “Following on from the fashion show that we held earlier this year which enabled us to begin to build a primary school in Teso, Uganda, we’ve had an amazing summer of fundraising at the Mustard Seed Project. In August Julie Allen and Ruddy bear leapt…

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James Peacock – Class of 1967?

Next month Ruddington’s James Peacock School marks its 50th anniversary of moving to its current location in Manor Park. The new buildings replaced the original “free school” built in 1875 on the corner of Asher Lane and The Green (now Adlard Print) that had become too small for our growing village. To celebrate its half century the school is holding a “Community Celebration Day” on Saturday the 30th of September between 1pm and 5pm. Ruddington Local History Society is supporting James Peacock School by researching its past in order to put up a display at the event. So they would love to hear…

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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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Ruddington Couple Renew Vows

A couple who’ve lived in Ruddington for 27 years renewed their vows on Saturday at St Peter’s Church. It was to coincide with Mandy and Ian Baker’s 28th wedding anniversary. The service was attended by close family and friends – after which the couple were driven away in a vintage vehicle for drinks and to cut their extra-special anniversary cake. Mandy is well known in the village. She was a childminder on Wilford Road for ten years before going on to her current job at James Peacock School. Our thanks to their daughter Tish…

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