Devil’s bit scabious Succisa pratensis is a late flowerer and still showing in our roadside verge at Battlings Hill, Rosedale. Insects, like honey bees take full advantage of late nectar supplies. Close up, the flower is like a pincushion, delightful mix of mauve n pinks 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.
Over twenty members of the Updale WI gathered for an open meeting in the Reading Room to hear a talk by Iain Kelly, the House and Collections Manager for the National Trust and based at Nunnington Hall. Iain outlined the changing attitudes in the NT to conservation, using examples from Nunnington and other properties in the North. He ended with a fascinating description of the conservation and cleaning of the tapestries in Nunnington, which included them having to be sent to the Continent for specialist cleaning before being returned to the National Trust’s textile conservation studios in Norfolk.
The WI in Rosedale have an extensive programme of similar talks and events throughout the year and those interested in joining should contact Lorrie Westwood on 01751 417120
A real autumnal feel walking through the dale this weekend. Birds and mammals taking full advantage of the seasonal bounty along our hedgerows. Hazels Corylus avellana full of cobnuts and Guelder Rose Viburnum opulus laden with shiny red berries. Good to be out. Updale Natural History Recorder
Some may have noticed a film crew in the area over the last few days. They a producing a feature film called ‘The Runaways’ about some children who steal a couple of donkeys from Whitby and run away across the moors with them.
A coffee morning and the ever-popular raffle and cake sale in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church’ appeal raised the magnificent sum of £523, thanks to the generosity of those attending and those who donated cakes and raffle prizes. Also, sixty five of the Rosedale 2018 calendars have been sold so far, therefore nearly £1200 had been raised from Show Day to date. The remaining copies of the very popular calendar are for sale in the Abbey Stores, Graze of the Green, the Coach House Inn and the White Horse Farm Inn at £10 per copy – get yours now before they all go!
Again, heartfelt thanks to all who contributed prizes and cakes, to June, Lorrie and Carol for helping with the raffle, to Ali and the staff of the Coach House and also to the good folks at the Howard Caravan Park who gave a generous donation to the cause along with some raffle prizes.
For your diaries, the next coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 October, between 10.00 and 12.00 am and will be in aid of the Rosedale History Society, with lots of interesting displays on offer, no doubt.
Sunshine, showers and a blustery wind typified show day at Rosedale on Saturday 19 August, but as usual the crowds of locals and visitors came out and enjoyed the varied displays of horses and other livestock, exhibitions, trade stands and live music throughout the day.
Much thanks to all on the Show Committee and to the volunteers who manned the gates and controlled the traffic to make the day such a success.
Thanks must also go to all those who donated to the Rosedale Abbey church repair appeal by buying the excellent calendars on offer or by giving directly or both. The grand sum of £546.30 was raised for this vital cause.
The remaining calendars will be on sale shortly in the village between now and the church appeal sponsored coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00 am – in the meantime, if you have any queries, please call 01751 417071 and leave a message.
Thanks again to all who helped make this Saturday such a special day for Rosedale.
As part of the appeal to raise funds to save St Mary and St Lawrence Church in Rosedale Abbey, a 2018 calendar has been produced which will be on sale at Rosedale Show on 19 August in the Rosedale History Society tent on Row F and also in the Church Tea Tent by the entrance to the main ring, for £10 a copy with envelope.
The calendar is a lovely reminder of Rosedale and will make an ideal Christmas present, so please make an effort to buy at least one to help us raise the funds for the urgent repairs needed to the church.
The calendar will also be on sale at the church repair appeal coffee morning at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September between 10.00 and 12.00 am – please make a note of the time and date for your diaries.
The redstart is a stunning bird, both the male and female have a striking red tail which constantly quivers. The female is predominantly brown but the male is grey with a black face, white crown and red breast. It is a migrant bird, coming here to breed in the Spring and Summer. Rosedale seems to have had a good number here this year. This male bred up on the old railway line on the east side and is still being seen along with its juveniles Updale Natural History Recorder
Young Barn owls are in the process of fledging now. They will have been coming out of their nests over the last few weeks, flexing their wings whilst waiting for the adults to return with food. Not only do Barn owls nest in barns and purpose built owl boxes but they also use hollows in trees. Barn owl feathers are not waterproof so they don’t fly and hunt in the rain and therefore you are more likely to see them quartering fields during the day if it has rained all night. Rosedale has a good population of barn owls and barn owl boxes are always welcome to encourage them to stay. Updale Natural History Recorder
Sadly, one of the 130 year old chestnut trees at the head of The Avenue had to be culled today as it was suffering from internal rot, just in case you wondered what had changed as you drive past the Coach House Inn.