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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 ‘conservation’ Category

Land of Iron Update – Breakthrough!

A group of local volunteers, armed with buckets and spades on Saturday 28 October, dug down through the mud and discovered the original upstream entrance to the Reeking Gill culvert, with Shaun Doughty having used a digger to clear the site (see previous update on 4 October). Work will now continue to shift the rest of the debris from the entrance and expose more of the large stone archway. Muscle power and determination won the day and well done to all.

The entrance exposed at last!

Work has also been done to clear some of the smaller culverts along the old railway line so that water no longer builds up and threatens the integrity of the track bed.

A cleared culvert near Nab Scar

A fuller progress report will be given around the New Year, so that all can see how this marvellous project is progressing. Meanwhile please look at the NYMNPA call for volunteers poster and join in.

 

Rosedale Abbey Churchyard Conservation Area Cutting – 20 October 2017

The annual cutting of the conservation area of the Rosedale Abbey graveyard will be on Friday 20 October 2017 starting at 10.00am. If you can make it please come along with a strimmer/scythe and a rake and join the NYMNPA volunteers in carrying out this important conservation task.

The NYMNP volunteers and locals at work from 2016

As an added incentive Anthea will be providing refreshments, but it would help if you could bring along a cake or a packet of biscuits to help out!

 

Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Friday 20th October and let’s make short work of the job.

Land of Iron Project Update – 4 October 2017

Work on the Land Of Iron project continues apace in Rosedale. The repair done to the track at Stone Kilns is greening up nicely and will be barely visible from a distance by this time next year:

Trackway repair as at 4 October 2017

New, bigger interpretation boards have been placed at the three kiln sites:

Stone Kilns Board

Work is currently ongoing to clear the upsteam entrance to the major culvert under Reeking Gill to prevent the dangerous build up of water behind the embankment:

Shaun Dougherty at work

Save Rosedale Abbey Church Coffee Morning – Saturday 2 September 2017

A coffee morning and the ever-popular raffle and cake sale in aid of the ‘Save Rosedale Abbey Church’ appeal raised the magnificent sum of £523, thanks to the generosity of those attending and those who donated cakes and raffle prizes. Also, sixty five of the Rosedale 2018 calendars have been sold so far, therefore nearly £1200 had been raised from Show Day to date. The remaining copies of the very popular calendar are for sale in the Abbey Stores, Graze of the Green, the Coach House Inn and the White Horse Farm Inn at £10 per copy – get yours now before they all go!

St Mary and St Lawrence Church

Coffee and good company

Again, heartfelt thanks to all who contributed prizes and cakes, to June, Lorrie and Carol for helping with the raffle, to Ali and the staff of the Coach House and also to the good folks at the Howard Caravan Park who gave a generous donation to the cause along with some raffle prizes.

For your diaries, the next coffee morning will be on Saturday 7 October, between 10.00 and 12.00 am and will be in aid of the Rosedale History Society, with lots of interesting displays on offer, no doubt.

 

Rosedale Show and Church Repair Appeal – 19 August 2017

Congratulations! Judging one of the sheep classes.

“Do you want water on those?”

Sunshine, showers and a blustery wind typified show day at Rosedale on Saturday 19 August, but as usual the crowds of locals and visitors came out and enjoyed the varied displays of horses and other livestock, exhibitions, trade stands and live music throughout the day.

Children’s Sports Day

Horses showing off

Cattle Pimping!

“Thanks very much!” – Heavy Horse Judging

Much thanks to all on the Show Committee and to the volunteers who manned the gates and controlled the traffic to make the day such a success.

Thanks must also go to all those who donated to the Rosedale Abbey church repair appeal by buying the excellent calendars on offer or by giving directly or both. The grand sum of  £546.30 was raised for this vital cause.

The remaining calendars will be on sale shortly in the village between now and the church appeal sponsored coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 2 September from 10.00 to 12.00 am – in the meantime, if you have any queries, please call 01751 417071 and leave a message.

Thanks again to all who helped make this Saturday such a special day for Rosedale.

TELI 3D Modelling

As part of the This Exploited Land of Iron project, all the major relics, artifacts and buildings are being recorded in three dimensions so that accurate models and computer images can be produced. This involves taking multiple photographs of all aspects of the target and then creating the final 3D image using powerful software programmes.

On your way home on Wednesday evening, 14 June, you may have seen some activity at the kilns at Bank Top where members of the TELI team were recording the detail of the kilns with cameras and a drone.

Tom Mutton, the TELI project manager with Rory the drone pilot at Bank Top kilns

Maria Calderon imaging the inside of the kilns. Do not try this yourselves, folks!

Rosedale History Weekend – 22 to 23 April 2017

The Rosedale History Weekend held at the Updale Reading Room was very well attended, helped by the excellent weather with visitors, many from out of the dale, enjoying a wide display of industrial, social and natural history material on show. The renowned Kildale industrial  historian, Malcolm Bisby gave a fascinating talk on Saturday on the development of the Rosedale branch on the North Eastern Railway and over thirty people (and three dogs) took part in the walks ups to East Mines over the two days

Rosedale Railway Talk with Malcolm Bisby

Ruby May dissecting owl pellets with Elspeth Ingleby from the National Parks

History Walkers 22 Apr 17

History Walkers 23 Apr 17

Heading Home

Many thanks to Tom Mutton and Eslpeth Ingleby of the TELI team, to the Ryedale Folk Museum for the loan of mining artifacts, to Janet, Margaret and Carol for the splendid array of refreshments, to the members of the Rosedale History Society who helped host the event and make it such a success and to Jimmy Barraclough for the use of his field for parking.