Welcome to another episode of This is Rammy, on the week that Kaash Indian takeaway managed to turn its frown upside down by trading in a one star food hygiene rating for a five star, we have been blessed with glorious weather and a fantastic turn out for the 1940s weekend.
Speaking of glorious weather, I’m currently recording this with a certain shade of red on my face, not due to embarrassment, ok well maybe a little bit of that, but more due to being out without any sun cream on. I should know better, but I do it every time we get a bit of sun. This time we were on a family trip to Moss Bank Park in Bolton, which we’d never been to before but is very well laid out and I just didn’t put cream on. Stupid really.
Somewhere else I visited this week that I’d not been to before was Grind and Tamp, this is the new coffee shop that has opened up towards the top of Bridge Street. They serve speciality coffee in which you can choose your method of serving, not only that but they also do cake and other snacks. If you want to check out my full review, have a look at the post I wrote.
Well, after nine months of planning the 1940s weekend not only brought a Spitfire but it also brought the highest number of visitors ever in the history of the event. It takes over 700 volunteers each year to put on the event and this year was something special. Thanks to everyone that was involved and those who were able to make it.
On the subject of the East Lancashire Railway volunteers, they’ve just received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Work, this is the highest award for volunteering work available and they really do deserve it, the 1940s weekend was one such example of their skill and expertise in what they do month after month, year after year. Congratulations East Lancs Railway.
Not leaving the railway news just yet, but not only have they just received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Work, but they are also planning on opening another station at Burrs Country Park. This will be the seventh station on the line and with work starting next month is planning to be opened by October 2016.
Now for some news not related to railways, this is to say that our very of Glen Duckett of the Eagle and Child is unsurprisingly up for another award. This award if the British Institute of Innkeepers award and he will find out on the 7th if he has won. Glen is up against six other pubs in the final from across the country, good luck Glen.
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If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are two upcoming events from that list:
June 8 @ 7:00 pm
Irwell Works Brewery
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