The Hollingwood Residents Association’s annual Bandfest had everyone “Rockin’ in the Rain.” Despite the weather, residents and visitors turned out to hear some great bands.
Local residents were spoiled for choice today with lots of delicious cakes on offer at three coffee mornings in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.
Events were held at Hollingwood Primary School, Hollingwood Community Room (formerly the Elders) and the Haven at Barrow Hill.
The Hollingwood Residents Association committee has now taken over the running of the “The Elders” building on Laburnum Street from the former Elders committee for use by, and for, the local community.
The Toddlers group and the Solo club will continue to meet there, but HRA will be opening it up to bookings for parties and meetings in the near future and hope to obtain grants to refurbish the kitchen and flooring and to re-decorate in due course.They will shortly be setting up a contact number for taking bookings. More details to follow….
Tickets for the annual Children’s Christmas Party at the Hollingwood were again sold out! This popular event is organised by the volunteers of the Hollingwood Residents Association. Pictured doing the Hokey Cokey are local children, with entertainer, The Great Lorenzo, and Father Christmas who paid an early visit to Hollingwood.
The Hollingwood Resident’s Association Christmas Market, at The Hollingwood, proved a great success with over 30 stalls selling everything from dogs togs to trinkets – as well as well as Christmas items and decorations. HRA members are all volunteers who give up their time to organise village events throughout the year.
The newly refurbished war memorial and garden at Barrow Hill were rededicated at a special service on Sunday 2nd November.
The parade was led by the Cresswell Colliery Brass Band and the service was conducted by the Rector of Staveley, Father Stephen Jones.