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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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Father Christmas in Rosedale – 2020

Like the rest of us, Father Christmas has been working from home for the last few weeks but he and his Lion elves will be out and about before Christmas and are planning to visit Rosedale Abbey on Wednesday 9 December at 4.40pm.

Santa’s 2019 Visit.

Santa and his sleigh will arrive by the school gates opposite Abbey Stores and he looks forward to seeing as many children from the dale that afternoon – see you then!

Rosedale Remembrance 2020

Some twenty five people from around the dale attended a simple, socially distanced Act of Remembrance at the war memorial in Rosedale Abbey churchyard on Sunday 8 November 2020.

After prayers, the names of Rosedale’s Fallen in the Great War, the Second World War and the Korean War were read out, The Last Post and Reveille were sounded and wreaths laid on behalf of the Church, the Parish Council and The Women’s Institute.

Charlotte Tomlin sounding the Last Post

Rosedale Abbey War Memorial

Thanks to Joann Tomlin and Dick Kenderdine, the base surround of the war memorial has been tidied up with a membrane and gravel put down to replace the overgrown grass.

Cleaned up and tidied, ready for 8 November 2020

Please note for your diaries that Remembrance Sunday is on 8 November this year – more details of services and commemorations will follow shortly.

Margaret Peirson 1932 – 2020

The funeral for the late Margaret Peirson will take place in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Tuesday 1 September at 2.00pm, followed by burial in the churchyard.

Up to twenty people (masked and socially distanced) are welcome to join the family group in the church for the service which will be conducted by the Rev Christine Haddon-Reece.

RIP

Signs of Normality

Cricket returned to Rosedale today, Saturday 25 July, when friends of Dave Oakey, landlord of the Coach House Inn, staged a socially distanced cricket match as part of their weekend’s entertainment in the village.

Spot the Ball
Coarse Cricket

Who cares who wins!

Farewell to ‘Denty’ – 20 July 2020

The funeral ceremony for John Dent, 1943 – 2020, was held in Rosedale Abbey today, Monday 20 July at 2.00pm. The service was conducted by Father Bill Godfrey. Over 200 hundred local people and others in the shooting and hunting world attended to remember the life of an outstanding countryman, soldier and Rosedale character:

The Gathering
The arrival of the cortege in the village.
Passing Abbey Stores
Father Bill Godfrey with the standards of the Green Howards associations following.
A gun salute by local gamekeepers
The cortege passing Rosedale Abbey’s War memorial.
The large crowd, socially distanced, attending the service.
Charlotte Tomlin playing The Last Post, followed by Reveille

‘Gone Away’

The First Pint!

Cheers to Denty!

Having drunk the last pints in the Coach House Inn, Rosedale Abbey, at lockdown in March, Dave Oakey and friends celebrated with the first pints on re-opening the pub in Saturday 4 July. The toast was to another regular, John Dent of blessed memory.

The Coach House is now officially open for business with table service only for food and drinks. Customers are asked to be patient and show understanding with the temporary limitations required by law.