Spring Newsletter – March 2016

Heritage Memorial Garden bathed in spring sunshine

Heritage Memorial Garden bathed in spring sunshine

There are still some finishing touches to be done to complete the Garden but it is now a lovely place to sit and enjoy. At the moment beds are looking a little lacking in colour and we plan this year to get lots of bulbs in for winter and early spring colour! However you could help us now, have you snowdrops flowering in your garden? While they are flowering snowdrops can be spit and replanted! Could you spare some and bring along to our garden Club. The ‘Friends’ gardening club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoon in the garden from 2pm—3.30pm. There will be there be someone in the garden to take and plant any snowdrops. See contact details on the back.

Tolson junior parkrun — new launch date Sunday 17th April

Due to red tape and the need to get everything absolutely right, we had to postpone the start of the Tolson parkrun, however we start on Sunday 17th April. Just to remind you this is for children for 4 to 14 and will be on every Sunday starting 9am. 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 be providing refreshments during and after the run. 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 do.

Tea & Cake in the Museum

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

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.

Feedback. We have just had two very successful events serving Cream Teas on china in the Morning Room. This was on St Valentines Day and Mothers Day. We now have plans in hand to extend this to serve teas once a month. Watch this space!

Bonnets & Bunnies

Bring your Easter themed cakes, bun or biscuits to the Tolson Great Bake Off.

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

Remembering the Battle of the Somme 1st July

Service to commemorate this battle when so many were killed including Robert Tolson, who died on the first day of the Somme aged 32.

Heritage Memorial Garden at 2pm

Officiated by Bishop of Huddersfield.

Civic leaders attending.

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