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Ruddington is an English village situated five miles south of Nottingham in the Borough of Rushcliffe. It has a population of about 6,500 people. Being fiercely independent, residents have conducted high profile campaigns to retain the village's rural identity and prevent it being subsumed into the adjoining suburban districts of Clifton and West Bridgford. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... This article is about the English city. ... Rushcliffe is a local government district with borough status in Nottinghamshire, England. ... Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... Clifton is an often used name for many people, and many places. ... West Bridgford is a leafy suburb of Nottingham. ...


For such a small village, Ruddington is notable for being the home of three major museums.

  • The Ruddington Village Museum features authentic Chemists, Ironmongers and Fish & Chip shops from the Edwardian era, rebuilt part by part inside the building, which was previously the Ruddington Infant and Girls' School.
  • The Ruddington Framework Knitters' Museum is a unique complex of listed frameshops, cottages, and outbuildings arranged around a garden courtyard, together with a former chapel. The site has been restored to show the working and living conditions of the framework knitters who occupied it throughout the nineteenth century, and is one of the few places in Britain where you can see a working Framework Knitting machine.
  • The Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre is situated adjacent to the Rushcliffe Country Park. There is a preserved stretch of the now defunt Great Central Railway line. There are plans to join this strech to the preserved stretch of the railway in Loughborough. For more information, see Great Central Railway (preserved).

The Edwardian period or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910, the reign of King Edward VII. It is sometimes extended to include the period to the start of World War I in 1914 or even the end of the war in 1918. ... A court or courtyard is an enclosed area, often a space enclosed by a building that is open to the sky. ... Loughboroughs carillon Loughborough (pronounced luff-burra or luff-bruh) is largest the town in Leicestershire, England (City of Leicester excluded). ... The GCR is the only heritage railway in the country with double track The Great Central Railway (GCR) is a heritage railway in Leicestershire. ...

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The Official Website of the Village of Ruddington (http://www.ruddington.com)

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GENUKI: Ruddington, NTT (0 words)
"Ruddington, 5 miles south of Nottingham, is a large and well built village and parish, containing a population of 2,182 souls, many of whom are employed in the lace and hosiery manufactures.
The church was repaired in 1718, and was rebuilt upon a large scale in 1824 at a cost of £1,100, except the chancel and steeple, which are the only remaining parts of the ancient fabric.
This church of Flawford was a Saxon edifice, dedicated to St Peter, and had a lofty spire steeple, and many curious monuments with cross-legged figures; but having been deserted by the parishioners it bacame ruinous, and a licence was obtained from the archbishop in 1773 to take it down.
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The village boasts three museums: Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum unravels the mysteries of that dying art, Ruddington Village Museum has reconstructed shops from the Edwardian era, including the oldest surviving fish and chip shop, whilst the Nottingham Heritage Centre transports you back to the days of steam with rides on the Great Central Railway.
Photographs of the rededication of the graves of Caleb Wood and Robert Tongue, Ruddington's Rorke's Drift Survivors.
Site update: Ruddington Baptist Church join the Ruddington.com community with their own Baptist Church site, packed with information about the many and varied activities undertaken by members of the Church.
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