The annual show (every August) is run by the Agricultural, Horticultural and Industrial Society. This year will include Cattle, Goats, Heavy Horses, Ponies, jumping, local produce, Rabbits, Vintage Tractors & Scarecrows and much more. More details to follow soon on the Rosedale Show’s website.
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Have you any experience of filling out grant application forms or would you like to learn? Save Rosedale Church Committee needs a competent volunteer to complete a Heritage Lottery grant application.
All the documents needed for the application have already been written but we need a volunteer to tackle the complex application form. Filling it in will take quite a number of dedicated hours.
Save Rosedale Church as already raised over £50,000 for its roof appeal and has just been invited to apply to the Peter Sowerby Foundation for a £25,000 grant. A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund could well mean our target of just over £100,000 will be reached.
Our small committee is made up of ordinary Rosedale residents who believe the loss of our historic church would be a terrible blow to the community. Our church is regularly used for Christenings, weddings and funerals as well as church services. Recent events at the church have included rock musician Ross McWhirter, The Dalesmen Singers and an Art and Craft Festival.
If you think you could help us for this one-off job, please contact Linda Blackburne on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her on 01751 417833.
The next Coffee Morning and Charity Raffle in The Coach House Inn will be on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00am, and the Rosedale History Society Tea and Chat on Sunday 3 September will be in the Updale Reading Room/Village Hall from 2.00 to 4.00 pm – all are very welcome to come and there is no entry fee.
The new Rosedale 2024 Calendar will be available for sale at both events, making them ideal opportunities to get some early Christmas shopping done !
A memorial service for Peter Hughes, late of East Lodge, Rosedale Abbey, will take place at St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey, on Tuesday 5 September at 2.00pm, with refreshments afterwards in the Coach House Inn.
At last, Rosedale has its show back after a gap of three years. A huge amount of work has gone into the planning and set-up of the show by Sam Dring and the Show Committee with, it has to be admitted, some scratching of the collective head to remember how it was done before!
Setting up the rings and erecting the tentage started on Tuesday 15 August and preparations were almost fully complete by noon on Friday 18 August thanks to the stirling efforts of a small team of hard working volunteers:
After a very damp night, Saturday 19 August turned out to be a warm, semi-sunny day which brought out the crowds in their many thousands (final figures to be confirmed) for the show. The ground however was still very soft, but thanks to the tireless work on local farmers the horseboxes and larger vehicles were successfully delivered and towed back out at the end of the day. Here are some snap shots to remind us all of an excellent day all round:
As in previous years, the revived Show was put on only through the hard work of the Show Committee members and the team of volunteers who gathered to set up the show area, who ran the entry gates , shepherded the traffic, crunched all the entry tickets, cleaned the trophies and assisted the stewards and judges and , of course, Adam Collier for his wonderful commentary on the day’s proceedings – our heartfelt thanks to all who contributed and we look forward to seeing you again next year on the Show Field on Saturday 17 August.
The wonderful Esk Valley Theatre is back with a new production, a very entertaining mystery set in the North York Moors written and directed by Mark Stratton. It runs at the Glaisdale village hall until 26 August. Details of ticket prices and performance dates and times can be found by ringing the number shown or on the website:
The small cast of four are all professional actors with extensive credits in local and national theatre, television, radio and film. The plot looks at how individuals’ characters can change within new environments and is in turn thoughtful, mysterious, exciting and with a leavening of local humour.
The ever popular Rosedale Calendar, covering the rich tapestry of life and landscape in the dale as taken by three local photographers and sold in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal, is now available at £10 per copy from the Abbey Stores in Rosedale Abbey.
The calendars will also be on sale at the Coffee Mornings at the Coach House Inn on Saturday 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November and 2 December. They will also be on sale at Rosedale Show on 19 August and for those outside the dale who would like copies the cost will be £12.50 each including post and packing; please order by email at email@example.com
On a day of dramatic weather, varying from sunshine to thunderous rain, Vikki Seller of Rosedale Abbey and Ross White of York celebrated their wedding with 120 family and friends in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey. The Rev Christine Haddon-Reece officiated with Richard Haynes playing the organ.
The very best wishes for good fortune and happiness in the future to Vikki and Ross from all in the dale.