News from the Village of Ryhall – July 2021

A reminder… 


This comedy features Julian Finnigan and Dominic Goodwin as the famous detective duo. Dominic, has appeared at Ryhall twice before in The Wind in the Willows and Up Frankie! Both productions were outstanding and we are delighted to welcome him back. 

Dominic says: “It’s a very funny piece, which has played to good crowds over the years. As we come out of these awful pandemic days people have a need to laugh; in fact I think that’s more vital now than ever.” 

The theme is classic: Holmes and Watson are brought to life by Julian Finnigan and Dominic Goodwin as they re-enact one of the detectives’ most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case of the Prime Minister, the Floozie and the Lummock Rock Lighthouse! 

The reviews have been brilliant: 

“Finnigan excels as the straight man Holmes while Goodwin’s Watson is sheer comic excellence. A truly magnificent production guided through the hands of two masters of stage comedy.” Broadway Baby 

“This two-man little gem is totally and delightfully, utterly bonkers. This little production is so funny it should come with a Government health warning.” Northern Echo 

We’ll have more details on times and ticket prices soon. 


Saturday 15th May saw the flying of the Union flag for 100 years of The Royal British Legion. 

On Saturday 12th June we flew the Union flag in celebration of HRH her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday. 

Monday 21st June we flew the Union flag in celebration of HRH The Duke of 

Cambridge’s birthday and Wednesday 23rd June saw the flying of the RAF flag for the funeral of Frank Bunstead. Condolences to his family and friends. 

The flags we currently hold are: Golden Wedding, 60th Wedding, Just Married, It’s a Boy/Girl, Happy Birthday (plain) plus 90th, 70th, 60th, 40th, 21st, 18th, Merry Christmas, New Year, School and Happy Retirement. If we can help you to celebrate a special occasion by flying one of our lovely flags, for a small donation towards the upkeep of the pretty flagpole garden and the purchases of flags, please feel free to contact us and we can arrange for the relevant flag to be flown for you on the day or as near to the day as possible. 

If you would like the Union Flag flown at half mast for the passing of a local resident on the day of their funeral please do contact us and we would be more than happy to do this for you. Contact Val Lofthouse 01780 754451; Patti Welby 01780 482915; Maureen Pettener 01780 753930; Sarah Markwell-Cook 07904 190049. 

RYHALL LIBRARY library is now allowing borrowers to browse shelves and choose their own stock, as well as continuing to offer an Order and Collect service. 

Up to two people may visit the main library area at any one time for up to an hour. In addition, up to two people are allowed in the computer area at any one time to work on the devices. 

Hand sanitiser will be provided for visitors to use, and face coverings are required, unless an exception applies. In addition, all sites will be operating Track and Trace requirements, and visitors should register using the phone app where possible. 

The Track and Trace system requires library users to leave their details with the member of staff on the front door, so they can be told, if notified by a member of the public that they have been tested positive for the virus, in which case the library user would be asked to self-isolate for two weeks. This may, of course, change again going forward, and library users should consult the RCC Library Services website for up-to-date information. 

Adrian Gombault