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.
The annual Rosedale Show was held on the Milburn Field on Saturday 18 August with good crowds enjoying the displays and events in breezy, sunny weather. Some scenes from around the ground:
Some fatherly advice before the judging.
Never too young to start.
A perennial favourite – the heavy horses judging.
“I’ll have some of that, please.” At the church tea tent.
” Of course, it’s got a six and a half inch cylinder!
Dogs everywhere – in and out of the judging ring.
More dogs – at the start of one of the hound trail races.
“That’s the winner!” In the ‘Any Continental Steer’ Class
The show could not be run each year without the sterling efforts of Sam Dring and her committee and all the volunteers who help put up and take down the showground, who man the gates and direct traffic – heartfelt thanks to them all.
Also, a reminder of the Rosedale Flower Festival in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal’ which will be in the church of St Mary and St Lawrence from 15 to 23 September with a Harvest Service and Supper at 6.00pm on Saturday 22 September – all are very much welcome.
Fourteen beautiful images in, around and about Rosedale
The very popular Rosedale calendar is available again. The 2019 calendar is on sale now in Abbey Stores, the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio, Graze on The Green and the Caravan Club shop for £10 per copy with envelope. The calendar will also be on sale in the Rosedale History Society tent (Row F 4) and in the church tea tent at Rosedale Show this coming Saturday.
This year there are five local people who have contributed photographs, so you can try and guess who’s is which image or images. And every pound raised goes towards the restoration of St Mary and St Lawrence Church.
These calendars are finished to a very high standard and are practical momentos of a year in the life of our dale and ideal for giving as gifts and Christmas presents. Last year we had to do a reprint as they proved to be so popular, so buy yours as soon a possible!
A view of our church that has not been seen in decades, now that elders, hollies and brambles have been cleared.
The newly visible East End of St Mary and St Lawrence Church (note the proper spelling of Lawrence!)
Work on the appeal to raise funds for the vitally need church repairs continues. Cards and notebooks are on sale in Abbey Stores and Graze on The Green and the new Rosedale calendar for 2019 will be available shortly in the tea shops, but also in the Coach House Inn, Gillies Jones Glass Studio and from the Rosedale History Society tent and the Church tea tent at Rosedale Show on 18 August.
Please also note the dates of the forthcoming Rosedale Flower Festival to be held in the Church from 15 to 23 September, with a Harvest Service on 22 September at 6pm followed by a bring-and-share supper. More details to follow shortly
The coffee morning held on Saturday 7 July 2018 at the Coach House Inn in aid of the church repair appeal raised over £400 thanks to the outstanding generosity of all who attended. Then, after counting the bucket of change left by Simon and Nicola, the total came to a staggering £554.86!
Helping to save Rosedale Abbey’s church.
As usual, the organisers are very grateful to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for laying on the coffee and biscuits, to Margaret, Carol and Janet for their customary efficiency in setting up the raffle and to all who contributed and bought cakes in the sale.
There will be a number of other events in support of the church appeal this year so please keep your eyes on this site and social media for more information and news.
This coming Saturday’s coffee morning is in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church Appeal and will held in the Coach House Inn between 10.00 and 12.00 am.
A panel from the East Window of St Mary and St Lawrence Church
All the usual attractions will be on offer, including a cake sale, the ever popular raffle and great coffee and biscuits to chat over while supporting this very important cause. So please come along, all are welcome and enjoy the morning in good company.
The coffee morning in aid of the BHF raised over £330, so many thanks to all who donated/bought raffle prizes, coffee monies and cakes and to The Coach House team for the support as always.
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 July from 10.00 to 12.00 am and will be in aid of the Save Rosedale Abbey Church appeal. We have to raise over £80,000 to save the church for all who live in the dale, so please come along and support this very important local cause.