Top Hat, Kilworth

Top Hat at Kilworth Hall. Top notch! On Saturday 3rd September, 20 Rutland Red Hatters and friends, beautifully turned out in red and purple, met on the lawns of Kilworth Hall. Everything was laid on – beautiful surroundings, lively company, warm sunshine, plentiful drinks, and a delicious picnic packed in Queen Tess’s elegant individual boxes. We have been to the theatre at Kilworth several times … Continue reading Top Hat, Kilworth

Racy Ladies!

A small gang of Red Hatters headed to Southwell (say it Suth’ll or South-well whichever you prefer) Racecourse for Ladies Day on 20 August. Inspired by The Lady Tryss de Rioja (aka Joanne from Wing) who clearly has an eye for the gee-gees and had been the previous year, we decided to go for the Trackside Lawn ‘upmarket’ enclosure. We therefore had the luxury of … Continue reading Racy Ladies!

Hampton Court Flower Show

On Sunday 9th July, 26 Red Hatters and friends were picked up bright(?) and early by a cheerful coach driver. The journey down was slow and traffic-jammed, but by midday we arrived and negotiated the walk over the stepped bridge and into Hampton Court Grounds. Some of us looked at the formal gardens round the Palace, before entering a large and bewildering showground packed with … Continue reading Hampton Court Flower Show

Mo’s Ode to Queen Tess of the p’Urplefrills

We are in debted to the multi-talented Mo Marchesa di Morcott, otherwise known locally as Mo Holley, for this excellent poem about, and for the Queen of the Not-Stuck-in-a-Rut-land Red Hatters…. A very Happy Easter to Hatters everywhere! Oh Tessa, Queen, Once more we say What a simply SPLENDID day! (Well, evening actually, but who’ll complain? Just put it down to ageing brain!) Five years … Continue reading Mo’s Ode to Queen Tess of the p’Urplefrills