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
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!
January Hoot 2018 – Making Hats from Bras You really should have been there! 21 Rutland Red Hatters met in Belton Village Hall for an extraordinary craft Hoot. We were assured that making hats from bras was fun, and indeed an obvious way of recycling said garments. I have to admit to a degree of curiosity (mixed with some scepticism) and several of us muttered … Continue reading Bras into hats
We celebrated this event in the lovely Exeter Arms at Barrowden, enjoying the approach of Christmas and marvelling at the elegance of Norma beginning her 80th year. We took a trip back to the 1950s when Norma really would have been 18 and teemed our 1950s outfits up with 1950s rock and roll music (which you could hardly hear over the chat!) and silly vintage … Continue reading Christmas and Norma’s 80th (or should it be 18th?)
Gin Distillery Visit with Tasting. Our November Hoot seemed to be in an unlikely place – a small farm in the depths of Charnwood Forest. It has to be said, it was quite a challenge to find in the dark (one car load of Red Hatters was ten minutes and another an hour late!). However once inside Bawdon Lodge Farm, we were ushered into a … Continue reading Gin Distillery