Newsletter – Mar/Apr 2022

2022 A Year of Celebration for Tolson Memorial Museum

Important things are happening in the Tolson Memorial Museum.

We were delighted to tell you that the roof was repaired, not a small job, and as a result the Bird Room is dry and will be open to visitors soon. But that is not all. The Museum is to get a new boiler. There has been a temporary boiler for many years, but it is to be replaced with a permanent one in the near future, that is in the next month or two. This may affect the planned programme of the Friends of Tolson, however I will keep you informed.

The events in the Museum in March and April will go ahead as planned, and the programme throughout the Spring and Summer in the Heritage Memorial Garden will go ahead. We have a programme of bands, singers and Micron Theatre are coming in September.. And you will be pleased to know that the wall that had been vandalised in the Garden has been repaired. It is really good to be the bringer of good news.

As I write the sun is shining and the daffodils, crocus and snowdrops are all out in the Garden. Once again we must think about working in the Garden. The gardening programmes tell us that we should be cutting the buddlia, I am not sure if we have one? Thinning the perennials, we have planty of them. Cutting back the roses, we have one! However there is much tidy up to do and we must make a list of what we need to buy. One of the Heritage Garden Beds is planted as part of the Kirklees Woven project which means that we cultivate plants that are used in the dying of yarn or textiles. As many of the plants in the colour garden are annuals we need to get organised with sowing seeds. Any help with this would be welcomed.

On Easter Sunday the Tolson junior parkrun will have been happening at 9am every Sunday morning for six years in all weathers. We have only missed 2 or 3 mornings when path was waterlogged! This is a real achievement. We have a dedicated team of volunteers who give their time on a Sunday morning so that the Parkrun can take place. It is quite an achievement. If you have children or grandchildren aged between 4 and 14 bring them along at 9am on a Sunday morning. It is safe and enjoyed by all, and after the run the Friends provide refreshments in the hut on the bowling green.

Tea & Cake

Free events. Donation for refreshment.

Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Service

2pm Wed 9th March

Members of the rescue service team

How we come to have a Huddersfield Museum

2pm Wed 13th April

The Tolson Memorial Museum

Ann Denham, Friend of Tolson & Ravensknowle

Mothering Sunday

27th March 2022

Woodhead Hall, Tolson Memorial Museum

Cream Teas

1pm or 3pm

£5 per person.

Must be booked –

Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Easter Sunday 17th April

Woodhead Hall, Tolson Memorial Museum

1pm — 3pm

Come and get your trial sheet and enjoy the hunt round the park. £1 per child.

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: