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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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CROWN BEACON

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The beacon that was used for the HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee has been galvanised and placed in a temporary location on the village green in Rosedale Abbey before it is sited as a permanent memorial to the late Queen Elizabeth’s outstanding 70 year reign.

The Platinum Beacon Crew: Anthony Davis, Richard Dent and Harry Wilson
On the village green – the Crown Beacon/Memorial made by Richard Dent

COFFEE MORNING AND TEA AND CHAT – 3 & 4 SEPTEMBER 2022

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A Coffee Morning in aid of Yorkshire Cancer Research will be held in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 3 September from 1000 to 1200am. There will be a cake sale as well as the ever popular raffle. Also the 2023 Rosedale calendar will be on sale. Entry is free.

The quarterly Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat meeting will be held in the Updale Reading Room on Sunday 4 September from 1400 to 1600pm. Research material on family and social history will be available as well as internet access, along with excellent tea and cakes! Entry is free but a donation to the RHS would be appreciated. Also the new 2023 Rosedale calendar will be available for sale.

ROSEDALE CALENDAR 2023

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The popular Rosedale Calendar, in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal, is now available for sale at £10 a copy from Abbey Stores and the Rosedale Caravan Park/camp site shop. Copies will also be available at the Coach House Inn during the coffee morning from 10.00 to 12.00am on Saturday 3 September and also at the Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat in the Updale Reading Room on Sunday 4 September from 14.00 to 16.00 pm.

Don’t delay as these are popular items, ideal as Christmas presents and to send to friends and family living away from Rosedale!

ROSEDALE MAKE, BAKE AND GROW SHOW PLUS SHEEP!

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The Make, Bake and Grow Show and the Sheep Show were held on the Turret Field, in the church and on the Milburn Field on Saturday afternoon, 20 August 2022. Blessed by warm weather, all parts of the event turned out to be very well attended by local folk and visitors alike.

The church element is expected to make a substantial sum for the church repair fund (Afternote: £848.00 was raised, an excellent result ).

The Bake, Make and Grow organising group would like to thank everyone who helped at or attended their event held in the Turret field on Saturday 20th August. 

The amazing support from both the local community and visitors helped to make the day a wonderful success. 

After paying expenses, monies raised will be donated to the Reading Room, the school, the church, the community fund and to mountain rescue. 

Thank you!

Some of the produce on show
The ever popular raffle in progress
Ram judging at the Sheep Show

Heartfelt thanks to all who organised, helped out and donated to this very successful event. With luck and a strong community effort it is hoped that there will be a full Rosedale Show again in 2023.

North Pennines AONB Group Visit – 16 August 2022

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Five members of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty group visited Rosedale on Tuesday 16 August to see the conservation and interpretation aspects of the recent Land of Iron project. Linda Chambers, a member of the project’s steering committee, took them around to examine the information and interpretation boards in various sites in the village and at the ironstone kilns at Bank Top.

Linda Chambers (second from left) and NP AONB visitors at the Rosedale Abbey Land of Iron interpretation boards

ROSEDALE MAKE, BAKE AND GROW – 20 AUGUST

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Saturday 20th August,  Church Turret Field and Rosedale Abbey church.  Free admission.

Show entries open for public viewing  1-4pm. 

Also History Society display,  children’s activities,  raffle,  plant and produce stall, arts and craft sale, and tea and cakes stall .

Donations of surplus plants and fruit and vegetables would be much appreciated, to sell for show funds.  Please bring them along on the day.

Finally, the very popular Rosedale Calendar for 2023 will be on sale in the church on the day for £10 a copy in aid of the Save Rosedale Church Appeal

ROSEDALE COMMUNITY SCHOOL REPAIRS

Essential works will be carried out to the School over the summer holidays which will mean controlling the traffic in the area of the school and the Abbey Stores car park.- warning notices are out already.

Rosedale School Repairs as at 27 Jul 22 – Scaffolding Up!

JUBILEE FUND RAISING

From Lorrie Westwood: the following donations have been made from the monies raised in the collection buckets over the weekend of the Jubilee period:


£100 to the church for use of the Turret field.
£100 to the Reading Room for meetings.
£100 to the cricket/football for their help.
£150 to the Community Fund.


Many thanks to everyone who made this great result possible.