Rolleston on Dove Special Events Committee (RODSEC)
News 2002


RODSEC - News (Winter 2002 - Rollestonian)

All village organisations have been contacted to ask their views on a possible permanent Jubilee Memorial in the village. Suggestions so far include:

· A garden/seating area on the Croft
· One or more large flower planters, possibly with a jubilee logo, possibly on the Croft
· Further seating on Tafflands
· Creation of a “well”for well dressing
· Seating on the Jinnie Trail
· A seating area in St Mary’s churchyard

We realise that whatever is done has to be, in the long term, vandal proof and low maintenance. The RODSEC committee’s preference is for a memorial in the centre of the village, and it considers that a low maintenance garden/seating area on the Croft would make it a more attractive feature, encouraging community use of the site.

The Croft is, of course, parish land, and any scheme would have to be put to the Parish Council. If you have any ideas, please let us know what you think.

We shall hold an event in the spring of 2003, so look out for posters in the village.

Ann Burston, Chairman of RODSEC 

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RODSEC - "Antiques Evening"

On a cold evening (Saturday 19 October), over 100 people received a warm welcome in Rolleston Scout Headquarters, when Mr Charles Hanson of Winterton Fine Arts entertained them with his wide knowledge of antiques.

The "Evening of Antiques" was organised by the Rolleston on Dove Special Events Committee (RODSEC) as their Autumn Event 2002. Mr Hanson brought along a number of interesting objects, and invited the audience to guess what they were, where they were made, their age and how much they would make at auction.

After a copious ploughman's supper, he went on to talk about the wide range of antiques brought along by those attending, giving each a date and approximate value. The evening ended with a selection of delicious puddings made by members of RODSEC and their friends. Tom and Sylvia Martin ran a very succesful raffle and the Chairman, Ann Burston, thanked Mr Hanson for his interesting and informative talk, Rolleston Scouts for the use of their HQ, and all those who had helped to prepare the food and arrange the room. The evening made £231 - a splendid effort.

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations

The Golden Jubilee Village Festival and Pastimes Exhibition was their most ambitious venture to date. A programme of jubilee events can be found here.

The RODSEC committee were delighted to receive an “Awards for All” grant of £4,518, and £500 in sponsorship from Rolleston Parish Council, which enabled them to stage the Exhibition of Pastimes and Royal Memorabilia, children’s discos, the hog roast and all the entertainment free of charge.

Their Committee now has sixteen members who represent sixteen village organisations, all of whom contributed to the Festival. They were able to put on activities for all ages and interests.

They are most grateful to the organisations and individuals who gave so freely of their time to help with the many jobs which needed doing, including sleeping with the exhibits and the many, many hours spent stewarding. They are also very grateful to the Rev. I. Whitehead and the PCC for the use of St Mary’s Church and the Church Room, Rolleston Club and Rolleston Scout Group for the use of their premises. The Methodist Church kindly allowed Coffee Morning to meet there during the Exhibition. 

The Mummers’ Play has not been seen in Rolleston since before the First World War. In their attempt to recreate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, they were not able to use a cannon, but maroons were used instead, and at least they could depend on the church bells.

The Festival lived up to everyone’s expectations and the weather was kind to us.

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Spring Event 2002

The "Murder Mystery Evening" held at the Scout Headquarters on Saturday 23rd February 2002 was very successful with 140 people attending and raising over £400 towards festival funds.

The Red Herrings made 'Battered by the Beetroot' interesting and entertaining with just two of the teams solving the murder.

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