We have dippers here on the River Seven in Rosedale. They are early breeders and pair bonding is already underway at their nest sites. Plenty of singing between them – females sing as well as males. Plenty of picking up and dropping leaves, bowing with wings quivering and tail cocked. Next month they will be well on with refurbishing their nests. Updale Natural History Recorder
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.
The coffee morning to be held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 5 January from 1000 to 1200 am will be in aid of the Cystic Fibrosis charity, As well as the usual excellent raffle there will be a cake sale and coffee and biscuits on offer – all are very welcome.
A great turnout of over 70 locals and visitors gathered on the village green to sing carols and enjoy mulled cider and mince pies on Saturday evening, 22 December.
Thanks to the generosity of those present £308 as raised for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Thanks also to Adrian and Diane Crawford and Linda Chambers for providing the cider, mince pies and music. And remember, you can continue to donate by going to : www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk/donate/
A Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to all our readers.
As forecast earlier, Father Christmas was able to include Rosedale in his very busy schedule and so he came to the village on a cold but clear eveing to meet the boys and girls gathered by the school gates.
Thanks as ever to the Ryedale Lions for bringing Santa to the village and for their stirling work in collecting for local good causes and charities.
As today, Sunday 2 December, was the last tea and chat meeting of the Society for 2018, the members presented Carol Cockerill and Margaret Truran with early Christmas presents in grateful thanks for the delicious tea and cakes they provide for the meetings throughout the year and which are such a well known feature of these events!
The next regular meeting of the Society will be on Sunday 6 January, from 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Updale Reading Room – all are most welcome and in the meantime a very Happy Christmas and a stimulating New Year to everyone.
The coffee morning held on a cold, wet morning at the Coach House Inn, courtesy of Dave Oakey, in aid of the Rosedale Community Fund and the Parkinson’s Society raised £226.
Thanks as always to Dave and his team at the Coach House and to Carol, Janet and Margaret for organising the raffle.
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 5 January 2019 – more details later. In the meantime a very Happy Christmas to all our readers.
Father Christmas will be taking time out of his frantically busy schedule to visit Rosedale this Christmastide and give out presents to the children of the dale on Monday 3 December anytime after 4.30pm.
We expect his sleigh to land in the Community School at around 4.40, but one of his elves will no doubt tell us if the timings change in the meantime.
Looking forward to seeing all you boys and girls then – ho, ho, ho!
The old oak tree is well in to autumn with just a few leaves left to shed. The tree really showing its age with a deep hollow in its trunk. Only the holly and conifers remaining solid green. The contours of the moor more prominent with a splash of russet from the decaying bracken. Updale Natural History Recorder
The very popular auction in aid of the Updale Reading Room was held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday evening. As usual, the event was packed out and became livelier and the bidding more extravagant as the night went on! The magnificent sum of £2010 was raised, the most this event has ever achieved.
The organisers would like to express heartfelt thanks to Sue Foster for all her work in helping set the event up in what was a very trying time for her. Also thanks to Dave Oakey and his great team at the Coach House and to Dave Seller, Lori Westwood, Ena Dent and Trevor and Lorraine Dale for running the auction. And, of course, to all those who donated lots for the auction and who gave so freely in bidding for them.
The standard has been set high this year, so the challenge is to do even better in 2019!