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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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Rosedale Wildlife Week 23 to 29 June 2019

As part of the Land of Iron Project, The National Park is running a series of wildlife events in and around Rosedale. The programme dates, times and locations are shown in an earlier post and there is time to book in to more of these fascinating events which reveal the rich diversity of nature within the dale – and by attending any of them there is the opportunity to win a 4kg/9lb chocolate egg! (see below).

9 lbs of delicious chocolate to be won!
Moth Morning 23 June
Fabulous Foliage 23 June
Photographing Wildlife by Steve Race, 23 June
Meadows and Pastures of Rosedale, 24 June
Some locals joining in!

Rosedale Walking Festival 2019

The Walking Festival was blessed with warm weather with a good turnout of a mixture of regulars and many first time visitors.

The Wildlifers about to set off
The expectant Tea Shoppers being briefed by Ian Thompson
The pre-refreshed Ale Walkers ready to go!
The Goldsworthies setting off on Sunday 23 June.
Happy History Hikers
History Hikers at Hollins Mines

Rosedale Wildlife Week – 23 to 29 June 2019

A reminder that the Rosedale Wildlife Week runs with a varied and fascinating programme from Sunday 23 June to Saturday 29 June. All the events are free and to attend and take part, please book through www.northyorkmoors.eventbrite.com or call 01493 772738.

In summary the programme is:

Sunday 23 June: 0900: Moth Morning ,Village Green. 1000 – Fabulous Flora, Churchyard, 1900 – Photographing Wildlife, Updale Reading Room

Monday 24 June: 1000 – Meadows and Pastures of Rosedale, 1900 – Gardening with Nature for Nature, Reading Room.

Tuesday 25 June: 1000 – Wildlife Walk, Reading Room.

Wednesday 26 June: 1000 – Wild Woods of Rosedale, Reading Room, 1900 – Wildlife of The North York Moors, Reading Room.

Thursday 27 June: 1000 – Hidden Hartoft Wildlife Walk, Reading Room, 1900 – The Wildlife of Rosedale, Reading Room

Friday 28 June: 1000 – Aquatic Rosedale, Reading Room, 2100 – Bats In The Abbey, Village Green

Saturday 29 June: 0900 – Moth Morning, Reading Room, 1030 – Village Nature Walk, Village Green

Hope to see you all next week!

Rosedale Women’s Institute 80th Anniversary Tea

The Rosedale branch of the Women’s Institute celebrated its 80 anniversary – it was formed on 6 July 1939 – with a guest tea in the Updale Reading Room on Monday 10 June 2019.

Lorrie Westwood, Chair, welcoming over 40 members and guests to the tea.
The anniversary cake with the embroidered table cloth and memorabilia.
What the rest of us were missing out on!

Land of Iron – Bank Top Kilns Update as at 10 June 2019

As reported previously, work continues to stabilise the ironstone roasting kilns at Bank Top. The contractors are currently strengthening and re-inforcing the back wall to prevent further stone falls and are also re-pointing the interior of the arches top and bottom to stop water ingress.

The work site as at 10 June 2019
A photographer from the Heritage Lottery Fund visiting as well as Linda Chambers from the project Steering Committee
Repointing the arches

The work is progressing well, although no completion date is yet known for the work as more problems become evident in the structure. Further updates will be posted here soon.

Rosedale FC v The NYM Gamekeepers FC

The annual charity football match between Rosedale FC and the NYM Gamekeepers team took place on Sunday 9 June on Rosedale’s infamous sloping pitch.

The teams before kick-off – Rosedale in the black strip
Competing for the ball
Gooooal!

The final score was believed to be around 8 – 2 in Rosedale’s favour, but it was a hard contested match and, more importantly, a friendly end of season run-out for both teams.

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival 24 May – 2 June 2019

A big thank you to all who supported and took part in the Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival.  We raised £3,851 (and moved the Angel up a notch). That takes our total fund-raising to a grand £26,487. Our target is £90,000. 

We can now show we mean business in grant applications to save Rosedale Church from closure. 

Congratulations to the five raffle winners! And thank you to the local businesses who provided the prizes and supported the event.

Any ideas for the next fundraising event will be warmly welcomed. Until then, thank you again – your donations and positive feedback have been very much appreciated.

Best wishes 

Linda Blackburne 

Festival Organiser

Rosedale Wedding Dress Festival Preview – 24 May 2019

The preview evening for the Wedding Dress Festival in aid of the appeal for St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey was very well attended and over £655 was raised for the appeal fund.

The Rev David Haddon-Reece thanking the choir for their excellent performance
Part of the display of dresses, the rest of which fills the whole church
Some of the dresses, with the raffle star prize – a three tier cake by Graze on The Green.

The festival, with its wonderful display of over thirty wedding dresses, stories, memorabilia and sales of local arts and crafts runs through to Sunday 2 June when there will be a Renewal of Wedding Vows Service in the Church at 10.30. Entry is free from 10.00am each day – donations to the appeal are, of course, very welcome!