Summer Newsletter – June 2014

Heritage Memorial Garden at Tolson Museum – Work has started!

After many delays and problems at last a contract is agreed and work has started on the Heritage Memorial Garden at Tolson Museum. Completion date is agreed to be 1st August. Newsletter June 2014 Newsletter June 2014 As part of the garden there will be three sculptures and a timeline. Peter Maris, stone mason and sculptor has been appointed to create these features. Peter for many years worked at York Minster and more recently at Scammonden Dam. So far he has consulted with the ‘Tea & Cake’ group and other local people. He has run several sessions with pupils at Moor End Academy and pupils in the Almondbury Community Schools Partnership. Newsletter June 2014 Newsletter June 2014 An exhibition of the work of the pupils will be on display at the museum at the opening of the garden.


Drawn to Sport

A celebration of the life and artwork of Ken Taylor. Born in Dalton, Ken went to a local school. He excelled at sport, played football for Huddersfield Town and cricket for Yorkshire and England. Also a brilliant artist, his pictures of fellow sportsmen and local scenes as well as sports memorabilia will be on display in Tolson Museum until mid September. Exhibition details.

Tour De France schools competition – ‘Create a Bike’

Display of winners at the Transport Gallery, Tolson  Museum, July.  Exhibition details.


Bark in the Park

Saturday 16th August. Ravensknowle Park. 12pm – 4pm. Event details.

Classic Motorbike Show

Classic Motorbike Show

Sunday 14th September. Ravensknowle Park. 10am – 4pm. Event details.

1.30 – 3.30 Entertainment by a Concertina & Accordion Band

Mikron Theatre

Saturday 20th September. Heritage Memorial Garden. 1pm. Event details.

Tea & Cake

Wednesday afternoons 2.00 – 3.30 at the Tolson Museum

9th July. Launch of the ‘Friends Book Club’.

13th August. Seaside Memories.

10th September. Meet the Curator. Craft ideas for Christmas.

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

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:

(If you have not yet joined us and become a ‘Friend’, the cost is just £2 for life!)