Autumn Newsletter – September 2014

Heritage Memorial Garden at Tolson Museum – Nearly there!

Heritage Memorial Garden

Heritage Memorial Garden

The fencing has gone. You can now walk round the garden. The basic framework is there and the contractors have nearly completed their work. Now will follow the inclusion of the features to bring the garden to life and reflect the influence of local schools, the local community and the ‘Friends’.

There are three ‘community gardens’ and pupils from King James School, Almondbury High School and a group of the ‘Friends’ are to plant this month. These gardens, and all the gardens on this site, will be maintained by the ‘Friends’ with the help of the Sea Scouts. Each of the gardens will be surrounded by a dry stone wall and they will be constructed with the help of several of the ‘Friends’.

A sculpture by Peter Maris is to be the focal point of the garden. The design reflects ideas from the work that Peter did with pupils at Moor End Academy, Almondbury High School, local residents and the ‘Friends’. The stone for the sculpture will be shortly delivered to the garden and Peter will work on it in situ. Come and see him work.

Stone seats in the shape of a poppy will be installed and Peter is also to lay the timeline that reflects ideas from the Almondbury Schools Partnership.

An exhibition of the work pupils created when working with Peter will be on display at the museum at the opening of the garden (now planned for 12th October – more later).


Drawn to Sport

It will continue until the end of September. It contains pictures of mills and the landscape of Huddersfield, much of which is now lost. There are also sketches of famous local and national sportsmen. Exhibition details.


Classic Motorbike Show

Classic Motorbike Show

Sunday 14th September. Ravensknowle Park. 10am – 4pm. Event details.

1.30 – 3.30 Entertainment by a Concertina & Accordion Band

Mikron Theatre Present ‘TROUPERS

Saturday 20th September. Heritage Memorial Garden. 1pm.

Set in 1914, this play is a little told story of the Great War. Event details.

Tea & Cake

Wednesday afternoons 2.00 – 3.30 at the Tolson Museum

10th Sept. Meet the Curator. Talk by local author, Marta Cardona.

8th Oct. Tour of the museum.

12th Nov. Story of the new WW1 gallery and exhibition.

Bowling green to the rear of Tolson available at all these meetings.

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: