Newsletter – July/August 2019

The newsletter and our programme

The ‘Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle’ have been sending a newsletter out every other month for several years now. Everyone who signs up and pays the £3 single or £5 couple subscription to support the keeping of Tolson Memorial Museum as the Museum of Huddersfield receives a newsletter. The newsletter is sent to you by email or if you do not have an email it is posted to you.

We have just reviewed the list of supporters which is extensive and as a result we hope that everyone who has paid up gets the Newsletter. You only pay once, your payment is for life. If you have just got an email, do let us know so we can add your name to the email list, and of course if you don’t want to hear from us we will take you off the list.

As ever we have had some excellent speakers this year at ‘Tea & Cake’ meetings on the second Wednesday afternoon in the month. David Cockman gave us an extensive picture show about the Honley Pleasure Gardens. We were reminded that there were really pleasure gardens in Honley and people caught the tram in Huddersfield to come to the Pleasure Gardens for a day out. We also had a really informative session about First Aid by Vivienne Rowden of the British Red Cross. At the end I think that we all felt faced with an emergency we were better equipped to take some action.

The summer outing this year was to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. What a wonderful place with so many varied exhibitions. But it rained! However everyone agreed that it was a good outing. The picture here is the inside of a chapel at YSP with a mirror on the floor, white walls black woodwork and refraction windows . Most unusual.

It is lovely working in the Heritage Memorial Garden on a Saturday morning. Now it is more established we can really see what is planted and can look at how we can make it more wildlife friendly with colour all year round. Any expert advice to help us to achieve this would be most welcome.

Tolson Memorial Museum – Tea & Cake

2pm – 3.30pm 2nd Wed in month. Free.
Donation for refreshments. All welcome.

10th July. Poems and tales about your favourite animals. Bring your own stories.

14th August. Joint meeting with the Croquet Club. If wet games in the Museum.

11th Sept. Dry Stone Walling, the challenge of repairing the walls which are so much part of our countryside.

Tolson Memorial Museum – Cream Teas

1pm – 3pm Morning Room
£5 per person, booking advised.

Sunday 4th August. Yorkshire Day – Bring your family to celebrate Yorkshire Day by having one of our famous cream teas.

Heritage Memorial Garden Events

Brass for all by Emley Brass Band Sunday 14th July 2pm – 3.30pm

The award winning band playing a programme of popular brass band music. Some seats but bring your own if you can. Free event, collection taken. Refreshments before the event and in the interval.

Jazz in the Garden with New Orleans Wiggle. Sunday 18th August 2pm – 4pm

A local six piece band playing vocals jazz, blues, spirituals and swing. Some seats but bring your own if you can. Free event, collection taken. Refreshments before the event and in the interval.

All Hands on Deck Saturday 14th September 12pm – 2pm

Mikron Theatre join us again with one of their wonderful shows. The play is full of dots, dashes, semaphore and song. Some seats but bring your own if you can. Free event, collection taken. Refreshments before the event and in the interval.

Tolson Memorial Museum Events

Motorbike Show Sunday 8th Sept 11am – 4pm

Full range of bikes, stalls and refreshments.

Heritage Memorial Garden Gardening

10am – 11.30am on the following dates, weather permitting:

  • 13th July
  • 27th July
  • 10th Aug
  • 24th Aug

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: