Autumn Newsletter 2 – October 2014

Heritage Memorial Garden at Tolson Museum Opening at 2pm on Sunday 12th October

Opening Heritage Memorial Garden

The Heritage Memorial Garden was opened by Mr Ian Fillan, President of the Huddersfield Veterans in the presence of the Mayor and Mayoress of Kirklees. The sun shone and Hade Edge Band played. Ann Denham welcomed the guests who included Huddersfield Veterans, former service personnel, and relatives of service personnel, Sea Cadets, police officers and Friends of Tolson & Ravensknowle. The last post was played, a two minute silence was observed and reveille was played.

The guests were then invited to explore the garden and the information panels. Peter Maris, the sculpture attended with plans of the proposed timeline and sculpture. Afternoon tea was available for all in the Woodhead Lecture Hall.

11am on Tuesday 11th November. There will be a short commemoration in the Garden.

A trough will be in the garden in the performance area for poppies to be placed.


Christmas Fair

Sunday 23rd November 11am until 4pm. Event details.

Lots of exiting things going on throughout the day.

University Lecture: What is a War Poem?

Thursday 13th November 6pm to 7pm. Event details.

By Dr David Rudrum, Senior lecturer at Huddersfield University.

Tea & Cake

Wednesday afternoons 2.00 – 3.30 at the Tolson Museum

12th November. Story of the new WW1 gallery and exhibition.

10th December. Christmas Party.

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!)