This is the website and online noticeboard for Rutland Red Hatters, a social group for women aged 50+ (and those who are looking forward to being 50+ soon!) who live in and around England’s smallest county: Rutland in the East Midlands. Take a look around the site at what we’ve been up to in the last five years: we’ve had a lot of laughs together. … Continue reading Welcome to Rutland Red Hatters
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!
In July we had a special invitation to Rocks by Rail, Rutland’s railway museum, an outdoor adventure cast in an ironstone quarry near Cottesmore. One of our new hatters and her husband Robin have been volunteering with the museum and invited us to share their passion. Robin took us back in time with a talk about the history of the museum, and Anne gave us … Continue reading Rocks by Rail
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
THE WILLOW WEAVERS CAME TO TOWN, AND SET UP IN MY GARDEN. WE WERE LUCKY THAT NO RAIN CAME DOWN, THOUGH OUR RESOLVE WE HAD TO HARDEN! THE WIND BLEW COLD, INDEED IT DID! BUT ALL OUR HATS STAYED ON US! WE ALL DID AS THE TEACHERS BID, AND THE SUPPER WAS A BONUS! WE MADE A FISH, AND DRAGONFLY, THOUGH SOME GOT IN A … Continue reading Willow weaving
Guys and Dolls, Uppingham Theatre… followed by celebrations at Pussy Galorious’s house! Continue reading 6th Birthday Hoot
Exton Village Hall, chocolate hoot. Continue reading March 21st Chocolate!
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!