Spring Newsletter – May 2017

Celebrations! Celebrations!

This month the Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle have been in existence for five years. It is unbelievable that it is 5 years since we planted the tree to launch the ‘Friends’. Fortunately the tree is still there and so are we! So what have we done!

  • We were awarded £100k to create the Heritage Memorial Garden to the rear of Tolson Museum. This is now finished and we have a group of people who help look after the garden, though more help would be appreciated.
  • We have programme of events in the summer in the performance area in the Garden. The ‘Friends’ serve refreshments at these events.
  • We have a monthly Tea & Cake meeting on the second Wednesday of the month in the Museum. We have a full programme of speakers and activities and it includes a summer trip in June and a Christmas Party.
  • We serve Cream Teas in the lovely Morning Room on certain Sundays.
  • We have a very successful annual Christmas Fair
  • Our popular Motorbike Show gets bigger every year.
  • We raised the money to start the Tolson Junior Parkrun. We have between 40 and 50 children running every Sunday. The event is run by Parkrun volunteers with the ‘Friends’ providing some marshals. The ‘Friends’ also provide refreshments after the event in the hut on the Bowling Green. The Tolson Junior Parkrun celebrated its first birthday on the 23rd April when 62 children ran. This picture is of a cold Sunday morning where the children with parents are gathering waiting for the off.

Heritage Memorial Garden

Events in the Garden
Bring your seats. Refreshments

Sunday 18th June. 2pm
Brass in the Garden

Sunday 2nd July. 2pm
Hobson’s Chorus

Sunday 16th July. 2pm
Jazz in the Garden

Sunday 10th Sept. 2pm
Classic Motorbike Show

Saturday 16th Sept. 12 noon
Mikron Theatre
‘In the Deep End’

Tolson Museum Tea & Cake

2 .00 – 3.30 2nd Wed in month
Book stall. Free event

14th June
Visit to Tropical World, Roundhey Park. Leave Tolson Museum at 12noon. £16
Must book by end of May.

12th July
Kirkwood Hospice
work of the hospice today

9th August
Croquet Demonstation
opportunity to have a go

spy is here at the Museum!

An interactive smartphone app designed for children aged between 4-11.

More things to do. Come and join us.

Nordic Walking
Every Thursday 12noon—1pm

Pins & Needles
2-4pm 24th May, 28th June, 26th July, 28th August.

About Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle

The committee of ‘Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle’ meet once a month usually on the 3rd Sunday afternoon in the month. All ‘Friends of Ravensknowle & Tolson’ are very welcome to join us.

For more information please contact Ann Denham, Chair of Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle. Tel: 01484 425708 m: 07803159506 email: ann.denham3@gmail.com

If you want to join us and become a 'Friend', the cost is just £3 for one person and £5 for a couple for life! See how you can get involved.