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12th June 201526th May 2016

Acknowledgements

Lesley Savage Martin Sykes David Mountain Alan Weeks Jane Williams Pam & Martin Mincher John & Dorothy Kent Dave & Chris Copeland Alan Allmark George Timbey Jane Price Brian Radcliffe Chris Bowers Roger Wilkinson Dave Perry & Suze Goring Geoffrey Fisher Vincent Smith Peter Durnall Ray Perry Glassball

Cliff Park as a Youth Hostel
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1st May 201527th May 2015

Cliff Park as a Youth Hostel

Cliff Park Hall was leased  to the Youth Hostels Association by the LMS Railway Company in 1933, opening it’s doors on the 1st June that year. Rudyard Lake Hostel proved to be one of their more popular venues. After the war the hostel was in dire need of renovation. The new owners, British Rail, were unwilling to...

Cliffe Park Hall
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29th January 201519th February 2016

Cliffe Park Hall

Cliffe Park Hall, at the north end of the lake, was built by John Haworth and his cousin, the Reverend James Bostock, in 1811 at a cost said to be £25,000.  On the death of John Haworth in 1831, it passed to his cousin Fanny Bostock.  During her ownership of the hall, she brought legal actions...

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26th January 20153rd June 2015

Volunteering

Volunteers are needed at Rudyard Lake.  The lake and its surroundings and associated buildings need constant upkeep and regular maintenance. Whatever your abilities we need help with clearing litter, laying paths, replacing fence posts, painting and repairing boats, maintaining the Visitors Centre, scanning old photos for our archives etc. etc. Jane Williams – Leek  I...

League of Friends
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26th January 20153rd June 2015

League of Friends

Formed in 1998, the League of Friends currently has over 150 members from all over the world. The volunteers arrange various fund raising activities including the spectacular sound and light show every Guy Fawkes night, along with classic car shows and other events.  They also supply a marquee hire service to local people/events at a very...