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Rosedale Community News

Welcome to the Rosedale blog. This is where we share news and information about events in Rosedale and the wider community throughout the year. You’ll also find news about the village timetable, our micro enterprises, school events, clubs, and lively socials.

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance – 19 March 2017

One of the  Yorkshire Air Ambulance helicopters was called out to Rosedale this morning, Sunday 19 March, to attend a patient, a retired policeman who is thought to have suffered a heart attack while staying at the Mill Cottages holiday cottages in Rosedale Abbey.

One of the YAA's new Airbus/Eurocopter  helicopters

One of the YAA’s new Airbus/Eurocopter helicopters

Donations from the public are essential to the operations of this vital service for remote communities like ours: you can donate via the Air Ambulance website at www.yaa.org.uk

Spring is starting to spring

The sun keeps tempting us out here in Rosedale and its all starting to happen. Frogspawn is a sure sign that Spring is starting. Lots in the ponds on the edge of the old railway line. This lovely Round-leaved crowfoot Ranunculus omiophyllus is also showing itself up there in acidic pools. Attractive green scalloped leaves that float on the water with tiny white star-like flowers. Updale Natural History Recorder

Frogspawn sharing the pool with Round-leaved crowfoot

Frogspawn sharing the pool with Round-leaved crowfoot

Round-leaved crowfoot, Ranunculus omiophyllus

Fabulous Fungi in Rosedale

Some spectacular fungus out there just now. Yellow Brain fungus Tremella mesenterica, is hard to miss, its golden yellow looking so unnatural. Jelly Ear fungus Auricularia auricula-judae is perhaps less obvious but is just beautifully formed in a rich brown. Both are jelly-like and found on dead or decaying trees. Updale Natural History Recorder


Yellow Brain fungus on decaying Ash tree


Jelly Ear fungus on decaying Elder tree


Coffee Morning in aid of MIND – 4 March 2017

A bustling coffee morning in aid of MIND, the mental health charity was held at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 4 March 2017 and an excellent total of £425 was raised for the good cause – well done to all from Vikki Sellar who was the organiser for the day.

Margaret and Vikki with the now named Violet, the teddy bear!

Margaret and Vikki with the now named Violet, the teddy bear!

Raffling the many generously donated prizes

Raffling the many generously donated prizes

As ever, many thanks to Dave Oakey and the Coach House team for the facilities and to all who gave so generously to the raffle and to the cake sale.

A reminder that the next coffee morning will be on Saturday 1 April from 10.00 to 12.00 am.

Coffee Morning

4th March 10am in the Coach House Coffee Morning in aid of Mind

Coffee morning to help raise funds of the charity Mind.

Join us for a coffee, a chat, buy cakes and take part in the raffle.

We could be on the right side of winter

To hear the curlews back in the dale early this morning was fantastic.  This doesn’t herald Spring but we know we are now on the right side of Winter.  That distinct bubbling call is such a welcome sound in February.  The golden plover are also back on the moor and have been for a couple of weeks but only in the last few days have they been displaying and calling in flight.  A great place to see and hear both is up on the moor at Rosedale East on the bridleways heading north from the railway line above Dale Head Farm Tea Garden.  Updale Natural History Recorder



Golden plover

Golden plover

Call My Bluff Wine Tasting – 17 February 2017

Steve Colling, from Tate Smiths Wines, masterfully conducted a wine tasting in the Coach House Inn on Friday 17 February, with proceeds going towards the Rosedale Church Roof Appeal. A total of eight unknown wines were sampled and the winner, getting all eight correct, was Shirley Drew from Brick Cottage, Updale!

Starting off with some excellent sparkiling Cava.

Steve starting the evening off with some excellent sparkling Cava.

After a fun and educational evening, a total of £150 was raised towards the roof appeal and so thanks again to Steve for his knowledgeable and light-hearted approach to the evening and to Jimmy and his team in the Coach House for their support for this worthy cause.