Spring Newsletter – February 2016

Spring Newsletter - February  2016

On a cold and blustery day in November pupils from Netherhall High School planted saplings in Ravensknowle Park. The Friends of Tolson and Ravensknowle had applied to the Woodland Trust for a free pack of trees to replace some taken down in the park. The trees had been removed when Moldgreen School was temporarily relocated to Ravensknowle Park.

The ‘Friends’ were awarded a Woodland Trust small pack which consists of thirty saplings, 10 silver birch, 10 rowan and 10 wild cherry. Pupils from Netherhall High School had volunteered to come and plant the trees. The work was supervised by officers from Kirklees Parks Department. These trees will enhance the park and encourage birds and wild life to the area.

Pupils of Netherhall Junior School took part in the Service of Remembrance that was held at 11am on 11th November in the Heritage Memorial Garden.

Tolson Junior Parkrun – Launch Sunday 27th March 9am

It’s happening! The course has been mapped out. Parkrun, which is a national organisation, have agreed the course and Kirklees have paid the fees. We now have the Tolson Junior Parkrun and children from 4 to 14 will be able to take part every Sunday from 9am.

Louise Galvin, an experienced runner, has taken on the role of Run Director and we have a committee. We could still do with some more marshals. If, occasionally, you could give an hour on Sunday morning from about 8.45 that would be a great help.

The ‘Friends’ will also be providing refreshments after the run. A trial run will be held on Sunday 20th March with the launch on Easter Sunday at 9am on 27th March, so if you have children, grandchildren, who would enjoy seeing how fast they can run, get them along !

It really is fun. The course is 2 km and they can go ‘on line’ to see how they fast they run.

Tolson Great Bake Off

Bring your Easter themed cakes, bun or biscuits to the Tolson Great Bake Off on Saturday 26th March

  1. Adults. Slicing cake.
  2. Under 12s. Cake or cup cakes.
  3. Under 8s . Cakes or biscuits.

Must provide written list of ingredients and the method used with the entry.

Event opens in Tolson Museum at 2pm with entries to be there by 3.30.

Judging at 4pm by Stephen and Tracy Jackson from T&Cake , Almondbury.

Cost of each entry £2.50

Tea & Cake in the Museum

2nd Wednesday every month. 2.00 – 3.30 at the Tolson Museum

10th February. St Valentine’s Day Memories. Participants will discover some of the history behind St Valentine and enjoy poems about love.

9th March. Decorating Eggs. Opportunity to colour, paint and decorate eggs and egg shapes. Art items provided.

13th April. Yorkshire Air Ambulance. A member of the YAA to give a talk about their work.

11th May. The skill of book binding. A talk with examples given by Ms Maureen Astley Mullen

8th June. Summer Trip. A visit to the Oil Can in Hepworth. Here you will be able to examine classic cars, browse vintage clothing and items, and purchase refreshments. Place must book.

13th July. Bee Keeping. A talk about Beekeeping by Yvonne Kelvington of Huddersfield Bee Keeping Group.

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

Traditional Cream Teas

Treat you wife, partner, the love of your life, the family to a cream tea on Valentines Day.
Sunday 14th February. 2.00 – 3.30

And once again we invite you to bring your Mum along for a cream tea to celebrate Mothering Sunday.
Sunday 6th March. 2.00 – 3.30

£5.00 per person. Book to secure a place. Tel. 223240.

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: secretary@friendsoftolson.org