Have you heard about the Rutland poppy project? The brain child of Vickie Goddard from Rutland who decided she wanted to make ten thousand pop poopies to decorate the Castle grounds for the Armistice celebrations in November. Easy! We read about the venture in the local paper and signed up. We gathered at Wing Village Hall along with a few add ons from Wing WI … Continue reading Poppies!


Tolethorpe June 2018 A select group of Red Hatters met at Tolethorpe on Wednesday 21st June for a spot of scandal. And without our Queen who was ‘enjoying’ a residential week with her pupils! The Stamford Shakespeare Company do a non-Shakespeare play each year as part of their repertoire, and this year it was Sheridan’s ‘School for Scandal’. It centres on Lady Sneerwell and her … Continue reading Tolethorpe

Terrific Tosca!

Both the venue and the music proved a big hit with Rutland Red Hatters in February. First of all, the Regal Cinema in Melton Mowbray is just lovely, a beautifully-restored Art Deco cinema that’s family-run and wonderfully-civilised, with comfy seats and either wine and nibbles or tea and cake available to take in with you, or enjoy in the interval. The ladies’ loos are pretty … Continue reading Terrific Tosca!