Autumn Newsletter 2022

Getting back to “normal”

Over the last year we have gradually been able to return to business as usual.

The Park Run, Tea and Cake, Gardening Club and events in the Memorial Garden have all restarted and numbers attending have been growing. The museum has had further works on the roof and a new boiler installed. Some of the rooms had to be closed while work goes on but it is hoped that all these can be reopened soon.

And the Christmas Fair is back hopefully without the restrictions of last year and better weather, as we had to close early last year due to Snow (sorry to mention Christmas so soon but our fair is at the end of November, 27th November to be exact).

Celebrating 100 years

In May this year we celebrated 100 years since the Tolson Memorial Museum was opened. A pleasant evening was held in the Woodhead Hall. We were all welcomed by John Munro playing Jazz and had presentations about the museum from Nathaniel Smith, Head of Service – Deborah Marsland and Ann Denham. Guests included several members of the Tolson Family who are very supportive of the work of the Friends. A supper was then enjoyed by all. A Jazz band entertained in the Heritage Memorial Garden the following afternoon.

Events in the Memorial Garden

We have this year been able to hold several events in the memorial garden on Sunday afternoons the most recent being a local band Millstone Rock and the return of the popular singer Laura Stimpson the weather has not always been kind to us but all who attended enjoyed the performances. There are still 2 events to come in September, Gledholt Male Voice Choir and Mikron Theatre see next page for details. Both of which have been popular in the past and we are looking forward to seeing them again. We also have the Annual Motorcycle Show due in September, this will be as usual on the forecourt of the Museum.


About Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle

The Committee of Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle meet once a month to plan the programme for the local community and support the work of the Museum. We look after the Heritage Memorial Garden. We would welcome any one who is interested in working with us.

For more information please contact Volunteer Ann, Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle. m: 07803159506 email: