Another week has flown by like a stocking full of black pudding….speaking of which, did you find any time to visit the black pudding throwing competition this weekend?
I wasn’t able to go, we had a full weekend of birthday parties and it was also my daughters 2nd birthday and I’m afraid that wins always.
Cracking on with the show, there’s certainly been a theme running through the past week, not only was it my daughters birthday but there have been three other local businesses celebrating these milestones too.
Firstly Plentiful: Plastic Free Shop ran by the wonderful Abbie Sellers opened one year ago on August the 31st. Well done Abbie, keep up the great work you’re doing, one year in any business is hard, one year in a very niche business like yours is incredible. Originally named Fulfilled but due to some trademark related issue the shop had to be renamed to Plentiful.
Another one year birthday (birthday/anniversary?) was Holcombe Tap. Holcombe Tap opened on the 5th of September 2018. This was after the previous pub The Masons Arms had been closed some time. A lot of hard work has gone into making Holcombe Tap what it is today and I’m pleased to see it go from strength to strength. Nice work guys.
And last, but not least, Ramsbottom Running Club. Started by Rowan Ardill back in 2016 it’s gone from attracting around 25 people in the first week to well over 100 today. I interviewed Rowan back in episode 84 of the podcast.
Not only has Rowan, with the help of many others, kept it going for three years, but Rowan also started HumpDay Coffee Club too, clearly someone who likes to keep himself busy.
On the theme of birthdays, in what year was Ramsbottom Urban District Council formed, and a bonus point in what year did it end?
The answer to this episodes #notacompetitionquizquestion will be revealed a little later on in the podcast episode.
Another thing that popped up this week, almost literally was a new drinking fountain at Market Place. This is a great new service where anyone can fill up a water bottle for free. Some local businesses will do this for you too if you ask (look for a special sticker on their window) but this makes it a lot easier.
Thanks for Heather Davenport of the Litter Picking Ramsbottom for the photo and heads up on this one.
7:40 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
This week we saw Ramsbottom head to Maltby Main for the FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round, a match that both teams would have had something to gain in terms of money should they win.
I was expecting a little more of a response from Maltby if I’m honest, and they did start well scoring first on 8 minutes with a goal from Anthony Wilson for Maltby Main.
They came close to scoring a second too, but an attempted lob was well saved by Ramsbottom keeper Tom Stewart.
The action then never stopped with Ramsbottom scoring on the 19th minute from Nic Evangelinos. It was Nic who scored Ramsbottoms second goal on 34 minutes from a cross from Iyrah Gooden.
On the dead of half time Ramsbottom managed to get their third of the game with a goal from Chukwu.
Going into the second half highly confident with a two goal lead Ramsbottom kept firing and managed to score yet another two. The first on 70 minutes from Chukwu, his second of the game and the final goal for Ramsbottom was from Jamie Rother on the 75th minute.
A lovely 5-1 win for Ramsbottom, let’s see just how far we can get in the FA Cup shall we 😉
10:23 – Ramsbottom Cricket News: 🏏
Congratulations to Ramsbottom 3rd XI who beat Todmorden on Saturday making them the winners of either the league, or a cup or something, I honestly don’t know, I’ve just spent 10 minutes trying to work it out but it’s too much for my little head.
Ramsbottom had 177 for 40 overs and Todmorden were all out for 60. Nice work Rammy.
11:15 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
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