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.
Most people living in the dale will have seen that a film production company has been at work in the village for the last few days, but visitors and others might like to know what is happening. The programme being made is a six part sitcom for ITV starring the comedian Jack Dee, with a working title ‘Bad Move’ . The scenario involves a couple, Steve and Nicky (Jack Dee and Kerry Godliman) moving ‘oop North’ to take over a run-down village store and the amusing encounters they have with locals and so on. The series is due to air sometime in the Autumn, but other than that little else is know at this stage. Some scenes from the recent activity:
Anyone recognise Abbey Stores?
Arrival of the most important vehicle, the dining bus.
Setting up for filming
Base camp on the Milburn Field
Jack Dee wondering what’s happening next!
It’s Raining In Rosedale
The company is moving on to other parts of the county on Friday including a session in Harrogate, before moving back to London to complete filming and editing. It has been a fascinating process to watch and we wish them well for the rest of the their time in Yorkshire.
Finally, many thanks to David Seaton, the location manager and his assistant Eugene for their help in allowing access to locations.
Tony Robinson, of Blackadder and Time Team fame, and a film crew were in Rosedale on Monday 5 September, shooting for a series on walks across the UK to be shown later this year on Channel 5. Linda Chambers from the Rosedale History Society was asked to advise Tony of the history of ironstone mining in the dale.
Filming at Bank Top
Briefing Tony on the history of mining at Bank Top
The production company will be contacting the History Society once the broadcast dates are known, so keep in touch with the blog and the Community Forum for further details.
For those who may not have noticed, Alder Carr Lane/Pry Hills Road is due to be closed again, this time for two days in April:
At least a notice has been posted, unlike the Knott.
The final visit for this year of the Super Mobile Library to Rosedale will be on Monday 21 December between 5 and 7 pm in its usual place opposite the Abbey Stores Tearooms.
Books, magazines, free wi-fi and much more – come and enjoy!
In January, February and March 2016 the dates will be (same time and place):
January: 4th and 18th
February: 1st, 15th and 29th
The Super Mobile is an excellent facility and all in the dale are encouraged to use it more – as the saying goes, use it or lose it!
Just a reminder that the very smart new Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale every Monday fortnight throughout the year between 5 to 7pm, parking up by the village green.
The Super Mobile Library van parked by the village green.
As well as a wide range of books, fiction and factual, internet access is available, and shortly so will wifi.
A very useful asset to the dale and one that needs to be used if we are to keep it.
Please note the following dates for the remainder of the year:
August – 17th
September – 14th and 28th
October – 12th and 26th
November – 9th and 23rd
December – 7th and 21st
A BBC Countryfile team was in Rosedale yesterday interviewing an expert on the lack of proper broadband provision in rural areas.
The Countryfile team on the village green
The programme with the Rosedale piece is due to go out on BBC1 on 14 September – watch this space!
We have £2,000 to give to a conservation project in a National Park
There are a few weeks left to nominate a project for our Park Protector Award
– nominations close on 31 January 2013
. A £2,000
bursary is available for a conservation project or an individual who can demonstrate excellence in restoring, conserving or protecting our most treasured landscapes.
Please sent this email to anyone you know who might be eligible. Or nominate your favourite National Parks’ conservation project or someone who is doing great conservation work in National Parks and pass this email on to anyone else who might have a favourite too.
Find out more about the Park Protector Award here.