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.
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.
A high quality, full colour calendar showing scenes of Rosedale throughout the year.
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 David Ross Foundation invites you to Westerdale Village Hall for a public talk by internationally renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy.
A chance to hear the artist speak about his wider practice and his ‘Hanging Stones’ project in Northdale Valley, North Yorkshire Moors.
Thursday 6th July
Westerdale Village Hall, Whitby YO21 2DT
All welcome, seating available on a first come first served basis
The Tree House
The Burnt Tree
The Ochre or Okker Wall
The festival was blessed by the weather gods and so the number of walkers was slightly up on last year, in spite of there being fewer walks in the programme. Over 80 walkers took part, aged from six to well over sixty, with most of them from outside the dale. Some images from the weekend:
Setting off into Northdale in search of art.
History walkers up at East Mines
Nordic walkers stride out for Updale
The Jammy Dodgers, aka Tea Shop Walkers at Abbey Tea Rooms.
Heartfelt thanks to all who organised this excellent weekend and to the walk leaders for making such a success of it.
Aine Howe Cross
A wonderful bloom of heather across the moors this year, but come soon as it wont’t last long!
Published in the Yorkshire Post on 26 August.
The annoying sea fret over the last few days has thankfully disappeared! Taken at Ebenezer Cottage in Northdale, once the home of a retired ironstone miner called Jack Spencely, and published in The Yorkshire Post of 6 June 2016.
Ebenezer Cottage in Northdale
You are invited to enter a scarecrow in the
ROYAL-THEMED SCARECROW COMPETITION
at the QE2 Birthday Celebration
in Rosedale Abbey on Sunday 12th June
Scarecrows can be full-scale or miniatures.
Entries to be displayed on the Village Green
on the day.
£20 first prize and 2 runner-up prizes!
Is it him?
Actually it is a sculpture titled ‘Seated Figure’ by the artist Sean Henry and thought to be a maquette for a larger bronze statue to be placed on the moors near Castleton.
It can be seen in the bar of the Milburn Arms for a few more days.
The Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft will host another of the very popular theatre supper evenings on Tuesday 24 May starting at 7 pm.
A farcical clash of Anglo French cultures!
Tickets cost £28.95 for a two course supper (three choices per course) and the performance. To book tickets and select menu choices, drop in to the Blacksmiths, call on 01751 417331 or visit the website www.blacksmithscountryinn.co.uk
A magnificent gingerbread and icing (all fully edible) model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn at Hartoft is on display in the bar area until Sunday 14 February when it will be raffled at 1.00pm that day in aid of the Wilf Ward Family Trust, a charity which supports adults with learning difficulties.
The gingerbread model of the Blacksmiths Country Inn
Tickets cost £1 each and are available to purchase over the bar. For further details call 01751 417331.