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
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!
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?)