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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.

Archive for the ‘Charity Events’ Category


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COACH HOUSE INN COFFEE MORNING.  The next coffee morning, at The Coach House on Saturday 2nd December, 10.00-12.00, is in aid of the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) with raffle and cakes.  Held in memory of two much missed Rosedale residents, Linda and Ann, who have died of this incurable condition in the past 12 months. 

ROSEDALE HISTORY MEETING Our March meeting takes place on Sunday, 3rd December between 2.00 – 4.00pm at the usual venue of the Updale Reading Room/ Village Hall  Internet access is available and tea and cake will be on offer, as usual.


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As has become a tradition in Rosedale, the auction in aid of the Rosedale Reading Room/Village Hall was a noisy, crowded and joyful occasion which raised around £3,500 thanks to the outstanding generosity of the donors of auction lots and the uninhibited, highly competitive bidding of those in the audience!

Some of the auction lots on display – the bike went for £300!
Getting ready for the fun and excitement.
The First Lot – a jar of pickled onions, yours for £10
A pair of giraffes, anyone?
A cuddly Dave Seller, with toy!

As always huge thanks to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for coping with the onslaught, and to Sue Foster and the auction helpers for an outstanding evening – a great start to Christmas.


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Santa Claus has promised to visit Rosedale again this year, on Wednesday 13 December provided the reindeer can lug all those presents around in the sleigh on time!

Come and see him outside the Community School gates at around 4.15pm that day and support the important charity work of the Ryedale Lions

Merry Christmas!


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The very popular domino drives will be starting again on the third Thursday of each month beginning with Thursday 19 October at 7.30pm in the Village Hall/Updale Reading Room. Entry is £2 per head including light refreshments. Raffle tickets will also be on sale separately.

All are very welcome to come along and enjoy these sociably competitive evenings!


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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 !


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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:

Pressing in fence posts for arena fencing
Tying on the fencing around the main ring
Preparing the smart new-style marquee for the Industrial classes.

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:

Early birds starting to lay out entries in the Industrial tent.
The First Prize – after three years, the first prize of the 23 Show was presented by Ms Jess Johnson of Terrington.
The Rosedale History Society’s 150th Rosedale Show Anniversary Exhibition. Parts of the Exibition will be on display in Rosedale Abbey church for the rest of the holiday season.
Old and Older! Vintage tractors on display
Sean Doughty bringing his smartly turned out Field Marshall vintage tractor on to the show field.
Mr Arthur Yeoman, President of The Show for 2023 with Sam Dring, Chair of the Rosedale Show Committee
Enjoying the Job – Steve Colling judging the Wines entries
Good to see Bill Metcalfe back at the Show
The magnificent collection of trophies on show, thanks to Gill Gaines and family
Little and Large in one of the Pony Classes!
A good crowd enjoyed the performances of the Railroad Hobos and the Bilsdale Silver Band

An unusual sight – a Ridden Heavy Horse class on show.

Ian McIntyre judging the Sporting Dogs class in the very popular (and noisy) Dog Show
Foxhounds being judged
They’re Off! The start of the first of the hound trails

The Baby Show
The skipping challenge in the Children’s Sports Day
Stephanie Barraclough with Emmie up on Tash in the Fancy Dress on Horseback class.
The new King and Queen!

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 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 rosedalehistory@hotmail.co.uk

Buy now or even sooner to avoid disappointment!