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.
Hark the Herald Angels Sing!
There will be a carol service in St Mary and St Lawrence Church, Rosedale Abbey on Monday 18 December at 7.00pm.
There will be refreshments afterwards and Anthea promises the heating will be on, so please come long as all are welcome.
Some may have noticed a film crew in the area over the last few days. They a producing a feature film called ‘The Runaways’ about some children who steal a couple of donkeys from Whitby and run away across the moors with them.
Pity about the weather!
The Ahh Factor. The animal stars and children from the Community School
The excellent Super Mobile Library visits Rosedale on Mondays throughout the year between 5 and 7pm, located by Abbey Stores and provides the opportunity for us to choose from a wide and varied selection of books as well as providing access to fast (up to 20 Mbs) broad band, so you or the kids can browse, download or upload at about ten times the speeds currently available here. The dates for the rest of the year are (all Mondays): 31 July, no visits in August, then 11 and 25 September, 9 and 23 October, 6 and 20 November and finally 4 and 18 December. Please note these dates in your diaries and use this great community asset because, as ever, if we don’t use it, we’ll lose it!
If you want to contact NYCC about any aspects of the service, call on 01609 533811 0r 01609 533829, or e-mail email@example.com
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 ever popular Carols On The Green will take place on Wednesday 21 December 2016 starting at 6.30pm with song sheets, mulled cider and mince pies provided.
Carols On The Green 2015
A collection will be taken in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, so wrap up well, bring a torch and enjoy the seasonal sing song in aid of a very worthy cause.
The Rosedale History Society sponsored a most successful coffee morning in the Coach House Inn on Saturday 1 October. There was a great turnout, including several visitors who wandered in by accident and then stayed to look around and take part in the raffle! A total of £305.80 was raised through donations, cake sales and the raffle.
Bernard Glass reporting on the progress of the This Exploited Land project
Thanks to all who donated cakes and prizes for the raffle and to Dave Oakey and the team at the Coach House for their customary smooth and efficient running of the event.
The next coffee morning will be on Saturday 5 November in aid of the Rosedale WI.
A brass band called the Sandhouse Stompers are walking the 120 miles from Morecombe to Whitby from 20 to 28 July. On the way they are stopping off to play free gigs to raise money for Favela Brass, a project which provides brass and percussion instruments and English lessons for children in one of the favelas in Rio de Janiero.
Busking through Rosedale Abbey
Last year’s walk raised over £4000 enabling the project to continue for another year and also to the children being invited to perform at the Rio Olympics!
The band will be playing on Wednesday night, 27 July, at the Coach House, Rosedale Abbey starting at around 8.30pm – call in, enjoy the lively music and contribute to a worthy cause.
Follow-on: a great night was had in the Coach House and the audience was very generous with their contributions to the charity, helping the Stompers to raise about £3000 so far on their trek and making the target of £4000 plus achievable after their final gig in Whitby at the Abbey Wharf on Thursday evening.
Stomping in The Coach House!
The Queen’s 90th birthday was celebrated in Rosedale by over 250 adults and children, who enjoyed traditional games on the Milburn Field, followed by a tea party on the village green.
Her Majesty’s Arrival – winner of the scarecrow competition
Girls’ Sack Race
The mums’ egg and spoon race
All enjoying tea and buns on the green
Janet Dring cutting the cake
Margaret, Ena, Janet and Lorraine relaxing near the end of the day!
Heartfelt thanks to all who helped set up and run this marvellous occasion, especially Nicola and her committee of helpers and also to all who contributed such delicious sandwiches, rolls, buns and cakes for the tea party.
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.