Summer Newsletter – June 2015

Enjoying the sun and the company!

Lady Rhodes and Lady Victoria

A journey in Lady Rhodes and Lady Victoria on a warm summer early evening was enjoyed by the Wednesday afternoon Tea & Cake Group. The boats were boarded at Shepley Marina. Volunteers on the Safe Anchor Trust sailed the two narrow boats along the canal, river and through several locks to Kirklees Lower lock and back. Everyone took a picnic on the trip. Ducks, ducklings and kingfishers were among the many birds seen as we motored leisurely on the water.

Veteran single deck bus

The Group were taken from the Tolson Museum to Shepley Marina and back again in a veteran single deck bus driven and owned by Kevin Waites.  It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by all.

Events in the Garden or on the Forecourt

Sunday 26th July. Hade Edge Band.

Saturday 22nd August. Punch & Judy.

Sunday 13th September. Motorbike Show.

Sunday 26th September. Mikron Theatre present ‘Rising Agent’.

Tea & Cake

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

8th July. A good holiday read. Come and exchange ideas and choose from the book shelf.

12th August. Postcards and seaside memories.

9th September. Your favourite poem.

14th October. Colne Valley Museum. What is happening up in the valley..

11th November. The story of our Heritage Memorial Garden.

9th December. Christmas Party.

13th January. Tour of the Museum.

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

Gardening Club

FoT&R Gardening Club. We are an enthusiastic group which would welcome extra help. We meet at 2pm on 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month.

Tools at the Garden.

Next meeting 9th July.

Plants needed for stall at Motor Bike Show on Sunday 13th September.

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: